PSHE / RSE - Personal, Social, Health and Economic and Relationship and Sex Education


By the end of Reception all pupils will be able to:

  • Show an understanding of their own feelings and those of others, and begin to regulate their behaviour accordingly.
  • Set and work towards simple goals, being able to wait for what they want and control their immediate impulses when appropriate.
  • Give focused attention to what the teacher says, responding appropriately even when engaged in activity, and show an ability to follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.
  • Explain the reasons for rules, know right from wrong and try to behave accordingly.
  • Be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge.
  • Manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing, going to the toilet and understanding the importance of healthy food choices.
  • Work and play co-operatively and take turns with others.
  • Show sensitivity to their own and to others’ needs.
  • Form positive attachments to adults and friendships with peers.


By the end of KS1 all pupils should know:

  • that families are important for pupils growing up because they can give love, security and stability.
  • the characteristics of healthy family life, commitment to each other, including in times of difficulty, protection and care for pupils and other family members, the importance of spending time together and sharing each other’s lives.
  • that others’ families, either in school or in the wider world, sometimes look different from their family, but that they should respect those differences and know that other pupils’ families are also characterised by love and care.
  • that stable, caring relationships, which may be of different types, are at the heart of happy families, and are important for pupils’ security as they grow up.
  • that marriage represents a formal and legally recognised commitment of two people to each other which is intended to be lifelong.
  • how to recognise if family relationships are making them feel unhappy or unsafe, and how to seek help or advice from others if needed.
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The Jigsaw Scheme is a playful and engaging scheme used to address all areas of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) and Relationship and Sex Education (RSE). The scheme is age appropriate for the children in our school.  

Every Jigsaw lesson in school follows this structure:

  • Connect Us is taught  once for each puzzle piece. Pupils play a fun game to open the learning for the puzzle piece.
  • Calm Me Time- All pupils sit quietly and focus on their breathing and a question related to the topic for the cycle.
  • Open My Mind- Singing the Jigsaw song for that puzzle and an activity to interest the pupils in the learning focus. Pupils have the main learning points taught to them during this time.
  • Tell Me/Show Me- Pupils pass their Jigsaw character around and talk about or show what they understand about the learning from the lesson.
  • Help Me Reflect- Pupils use Jerrie Paws to pause and begin thinking about the learning that we have completed during the lesson. During this time, pupils think about their thoughts and feelings.

The aim of teaching PSHE through Jigsaw is to support pupils to feel a strong sense of belonging and community by taking part in weekly lessons, talking about their learning and playing games to support the learning. Every class in school delivers a weekly Jigsaw lesson.


JIGSAW Characters:

  • Jenny (Reception, Nursery, Rockets and Galaxy)
  • Jack (Year 1)
  • Jo (Year 2)
  • Jerrie Cat (Every class)


Catherine Infant School has been awarded the Healthy Schools Silver award!

To achieve the Silver award for Healthy Schools, we worked hard to ensure our school is promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for all children in school. As a school we ensured that we have healthy school lunches that children enjoy and make lunch times fun through our 'Happy Lunchtimes' scheme, where children have special activities each lunch time. We also promoted active lifestyles at home by encouraging parents and children to get involved with bike and scooter to school days  through Sustrans and by completing weekly Living Streets Travel Trackers, rewarding children who regularly walk to and from school with active badges. We also ensured a thorough teaching of the PSHE curriculum through using the Jigsaw online portal and have monitored this closely this year to ensure all children are actively involved in learning about their personal, social and health education.


Children’s Mental Health Week:

Teachers across the school planned and delivered a range of activities to raise awareness for children's mental health in February.


Friendship Friday/Odd Sock Day 

We all wore odd socks to school in November to celebrate what makes us unique in Anti Bullying Week!



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Whole School Jigsaw Themes


Puzzle Theme:

Being Me in My World



Who am I and how do I fit?

Puzzle Theme:

Celebrating Differences



Respect for familiarity and difference. Anti-bullying and being unique.

Puzzle Theme:

Dreams and Goals



Aspirations, how to achieve goals and understanding the emotions that go with this.

Puzzle Theme:

Healthy Me



Being and keeping safe and healthy.

Puzzle Theme:




Building positive, healthy relationships.


Puzzle Theme:

Changing Me (Summer 2)



Coping positively with change.