Crabtree Infants' and Junior School

Crabtree Infants' and Junior School

Making A Difference


At Crabtree, we place high value and importance on family life and we aim to reflect the different family backgrounds our children come from. We will help the children develop knowledge and understanding of what caring and loving families are. The children will explore emotions and feelings and we will provide the children with opportunities to develop their vocabulary to enable them to express these clearly. We
will help the children to understand who you should speak to when you feel unsafe or worried about something. Our aim is for the children to develop feelings of self respect and pride in themselves. We aim to develop the children’s empathy towards others, understanding that although people and families may be different, everybody is entitled to respect.

We recognise that children are growing up in a world where the internet will be a key part of their lives with both benefits and risks. We aim to equip children with the knowledge to enable them to stay safe online and understand what to do if something online concerns or worries them.
We will model healthy relationships and help the children understand how having a healthy relationship is important to your mental well-being.

In our school we choose to deliver PSHE and RSE through Jigsaw scheme of work.

What is Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, and how does it work?
Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.
Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE Education programme (lesson plans and teaching resources) for the whole primary school from ages 3-11 (12 in Scotland). Written by teachers and grounded in sound psychology, it also includes all the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, and Sex Education is also included in the Changing Me Puzzle (unit).
Jigsaw has two main aims for all children:
• To build their capacity for learning
• To equip them for life
Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.

PSHE & RSE procedure

What does Jigsaw teach about LGBTQ+ issues? 

Adaptive teaching and scaffolding in PSHE & RSE