During the course of the year your child has been taking part in regular Jigsaw lessons. This is a mindful approach to personal, social and health education (PSHE). The children have been learning about how we are all individual, celebrating our differences, identifying successes and goals for the future and how to live in a healthy life. Last half term the children focused on relationships, naming family members, friends and understanding how important relationships are in helping us feel loved and wanted.
This week we are looking at how we have changed both, emotionally and physically over the school year in our lives. Next week (week beginning Monday 15th July) in school we will be delivering the sex and relationship education (SRE) part of our PSHE curriculum.
The children will be following “A Journey in Love” in years Foundation Stage 2 to Year 4. In years 5 & 6, the children have already followed this programme earlier in the term in conjunction with the sex education sessions provided by the school nursing team.
In each year group, an aspect of love is explored and developed starting from Foundation Stage 2 to Year 6. The children are encouraged to marvel at the wonder and beauty of Gods creative love reflected in each person under the components: physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual. The content is age appropriate and is taught with sensitivity, taking into account the children’s level of maturity in regard to the delivery of the lessons. As with all aspects of learning, children are naturally curious and many will have questions related to their lessons. Opportunities to discuss questions form part of the lessons and again, these are treated with care and understanding.
If you have any questions about the lessons, please come and see the class teacher who will happily show you the lesson and talk through it.