Alston Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 1SB




At Elton we recognise that PSHE is now more important than ever. The experiences of the last few years have impacted the mental health of so many, we are committed to helping our children to be happy and healthy, equipped with the skills and knowledge to cope with life’s many challenges.

With this in mind we have introduced JIGSAW, a whole-school approach to PSHE, health and wellbeing.

“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 are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.”

The JIGSAW lessons that the children take part in go hand in hand with the work that goes on throughout school which is based on our RESPECT curriculum, helping children to build on their awareness, confidence and resilience.



There are six JIGSAW puzzles that the children follow, each one has learning intentions for PSHE and emotional and social skills. They are:

Being Me in my World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships, Changing Me.

Through these units the children also receive statutory Relationships and Health Education.

Each class develops their own Jigsaw Charter, when sharing and discussing children know that it is important to follow these rules

  • We take turns to speak
  • We use kind and positive words
  • We listen to each other
  • We have the right to pass and not speak
  • We only use names when giving compliments or being positive
  • We respect each other’s privacy

Each class also has a JIGSAW piece ‘friend’, a soft toy which belongs to the class and is a focal point for teaching.



To find out more about Jigsaw please click on the link below to access a Parent/Carer information leaflet.



The JIGSAW curriculum is fun and engaging, children enjoy the lessons and feel that they have a safe space in which to share their thoughts, feelings and worries. At Elton we are able to discuss difficult subjects with our children knowing that they will listen well and show respect and a sensible attitude. Through the topics we cover we aim to help children to understand their own feelings and be mindful of the feelings of others too. This contributes to good behaviour and co-operative learning.

Being able to understand each other and get along are vital skills to be able to live happily in the world. By learning how to build solid relationships with others we hope to equip them with the tools to deal with everyday situations that they may face.

Being able to understand yourself is also vital for children in their quest for positive health and wellbeing as they find their place in the world.


Parent/Carer Information leaflet

Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)

An important part of the Jigsaw PSHE programme is delivered through the 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me' puzzle pieces which are covered in the summer term. 

There are four main aims of teaching RSE:

• To enable children to understand and respect their bodies
• To help children develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age and development
• To support children to have positive self-esteem and body image
• To empower them to be safe and safeguarded.

Each year group will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage. At no point will a child be taught something that is inappropriate; and if a question from a child arises and the teacher feels it would be inappropriate to answer (for example, because of its mature or explicit nature), this information with be shared with you by your child’s class teacher. The question will not be answered to the child or class if it is outside the remit of that year group’s programme.

Below is a summary of RSE coverage within the Jigsaw scheme for each year group:
• Foundation Stage - Growing up: how we have changed since we were babies
• Year 1 - Boys’ and girls’ bodies; naming body parts
• Year 2 - Boys’ and girls’ bodies; body parts and respecting privacy (which parts of the body are private and why this is)
• Year 3 - How babies grow and how boys’ and girls’ bodies change as they grow older
• Year 4 - Internal and external reproductive body parts, body changes in girls and menstruation
• Year 5 - Puberty for boys and girls, and conception
• Year 6 - Puberty for boys and girls and understanding conception to birth of a baby

For further information about how the RSE is taught through the Jigsaw programme, please click on the link below to view Jigsaw's RSE Guide for Parents/Carers

Jigsaw's RSE in Primary Schools - Guide for Parents/Carers

If you have any further questions, then please contact us via email (


PSHE progression of skills