What does PSHE look like at Hilderthorpe?

At Hilderthorpe Primary School, we believe that personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is an important and necessary part of children’s education. We follow the Jigsaw scheme of work.

Subject Leader

The subject leader for PSHE is Mr Belcher.

In Jigsaw we really like to learn about other people's lives and their experiences so I can respect and understand them.

Leah, Year 6

Intent Statement

The aim of Jigsaw is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. We are focused on encouraging children to aim high and to make the most of their time here at Hilderthorpe Primary School.

This encompasses the values of perseverance, respect, outstanding, unique and dynamic. By offering a broad and balanced curriculum, we inspire children to learn and develop in their moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding. The school ensures that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain and are aware of how they can contribute and understand their local community.

Jigsaw: Key Information
  • Jigsaw consists of six half-term units of work (Puzzles), each containing six lessons (Pieces) covering each academic year.
  • Every Piece has two Learning Intentions, one specific to PSHE (including Relationships and Health Education) and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills.
  • Puzzles are launched with a whole-school assembly containing an original song, with each year group studying the same unit at the same time (at their own level), building sequentially through the school year, facilitating whole-school learning themes.
  • The various teaching and learning activities are engaging and mindful of different learning styles and the need for differentiation and the Early Years (EYFS) planning is aligned to the National Early Years Framework.
Teaching for Greater Depth

When teaching Jigsaw, children’s learning can be scaffolded, and any individual needs can be supported where necessary. Greater depth children can be challenged to ensure that they are being given the opportunities to enrich their learning further. 

Links to Real Life

Children will learn about different people from around the world, focusing on their lives, beliefs and aspirations. Children will be introduced to real life events such as: British Values, discrimination, poverty, famine, raising money for charities and much more. It is a great subject to learn about others and to maybe spend a day in someone else shoes and to think how it might feel.


Each class works on the same puzzle (theme) at the same time to encourage whole school discussion and collaboration on the theme. Each puzzle is launched by the head teacher via a special launch assembly.

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