What do we want our children to walk away with at the end of the year? Here are our curriculum intentions for the current academic year:

  • At Junction Farm we have implemented the Jigsaw Curriculum, to ensure we are able to provide our children with a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils. Through this, we promote Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC) as we understand that we have a duty of care to keep our pupils safe, whilst developing positive relationships with themselves and others.
  • Jigsaw holds children at its heart, and enables children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world.
  • With a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, we equip children to use mindfulness, allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. This is through our PSHE sessions and regular mindfulness assemblies.
  • Children will access high quality PSHE/RSE and this makes a vital contribution to pupils’ emotional development and well-being.
  • Our broad and balanced PSHE/RSE curriculum provides the children with an opportunity to equip them with the knowledge, skills and strategies they may need to overcome challenges they may face as they are growing up.
  • Children will develops a wide range of skills from developing their own self-esteem to problem solving.
  • All children will have access to one lesson of PSHE per week and through our embedded curriculum, will encounter opportunities to connect with one another, develop a calm mind, open their mind to significant topics, they are introduced to new information, concepts and skills, via a range of teaching approaches and activities. They are given the opportunity to use the new information in context and finally, they are then encouraged to reflect on their learning experiences and the progress they have made through their learning journey.
  • Children will be equipped with the knowledge they need as they are growing up and know how to deal with these changes. (Age related).


How we intend this to be implemented:

  • By delivering Jigsaw’s comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE/SRE, in a, progressive, adapted and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
  • During our sessions we will teach the following units:Term 1: Being Me in My World
    Term 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
    Term 3: Dreams and Goals
    Term 4: Healthy Me
    Term 5: Relationships
    Term 6: Changing Me (including Sex Education that is age-appropriate).
  • Each session, we will focus on two Learning Intentions, one specific to Relationships and Health Education (PSHE) and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills. We launch each puzzle with a whole-school assembly to introduce the whole-school theme.
  • We adopt Quality first teaching with opportunities for CPD for staff.
  • Lessons are planned to ensure that pupils of differing abilities, including the most able and SEN , are suitably challenged.
  • Ongoing assessments through our learning journeys will be used to identify where pupils need extra support or intervention.
  • Monitoring of the quality of teaching through work scrutiny, planning, acquisition of skills and pupil voice.
  • Build on the knowledge pupils have previously acquired, including in other subjects, with regular feedback provided on pupil progress.
  • Extra curricular activities will include Well-being Warriors, Yoga sessions and adult Align and Define Sessions. (Currently in training for the latter)


What do we want the impact to be?

  • Happy, well-rounded children with the tools they need to tackle challenges they may face.
  • Tracked assessment to evidence the impact ensuring that pupils are building on their skills and knowledge over time.
  • Evidence of the progression of skills in PSHE books.
  • Acquisition of a wide range of experiences in different contexts.
  • Children will have a positive approach to PSHE, enjoying sessions and enthusiastically talking about PSHE within school.
  • All children will make encouraged to make progress and will benefit from differentiated sessions.
  • Quality evidence of work across school on display.
  • More children achieving Mastery.
  • Through effective CPD, Staff will feel more confident at teaching different PSHE.
  • This can be measured by conversations with staff and through completion of questionnaires.

PSHE Personal, Social and Health Education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Our lessons aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking in the context of learning.

At Junction Farm, we have opted to implement the Jigsaw Curriculum. This offers a comprehensive, progressive programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships, and Health Education.

We have a positive approach to healthy relationships and health Education. The curriculum is also designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills.

Our lesson structure takes the form of 6 parts and looks like this:

Part 1: Connect us – This is a game or activity designed to be fun and inclusive, building and maximising social skills. It engenders positive relationships and enhances collaborative learning.

Part 2: Calm me – This section of the piece helps children gain awareness of the activity in their minds, relaxing them and quietening their thoughts and emotions to a place of optimum learning capacity.

Part 3: Open my mind – The reticular activating system of the brain filters the many stimuli entering the child’s mind at any given time. It is designed only to allow in that which is significant.

Part 4: Tell me or show me – This section of the Piece (lesson) is used to introduce new information, concepts and skills, using a range of teaching approaches and activities.

Part 5: Let me learn – Following Piaget’s learning model, after receiving new information/concepts, children need to manipulate, use, and play with that new information in order for it to make sense to them and for them to ‘accommodate’ it into their existing learning.

Part 6: Help me reflect -Throughout Jigsaw, children are encouraged to reflect on their learning experiences and their progress. By reflecting, children can process and evaluate what they have learnt, which enables them to consolidate and apply their learning.

Progression of Knowledge

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Learning Journeys

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