JIGSAW is a scheme of work that incorporates what must be taught in schools (Personal, Social and Health Care) as well as emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual journey. It is taught weekly and covers a range of issues that are relevant to each year group. For example in Reception children may examine unkind behaviours, how this makes someone else feel and how to fix a situation when we make the wrong choice. In older years they may look at online issues that can face children, peer pressure and unrealistic expectations. There is also aspects of meditation included and breathing exercises practice returning our bodies to a calm state.
‘Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they truly are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.’ JIGSAW 2020