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Our intention is that when children leave Nelson Infant School, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society.

We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these so that they have good mental health and well-being.

At Nelson Infant School, we use the Jigsaw curriculum for RHE. We strive to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life.  RHE enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives.

Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, is a progressive and spiral scheme of learning. In planning the lessons, Jigsaw PSHE ensures that learning from previous years is revisited and extended, adding new concepts, knowledge and skills, year on year as appropriate.




At Nelson Infant School, we follow the Jigsaw approach to RHE, including statutory Relationships and Health Education. Jigsaw holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-11 properly equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration, focus and self-regulation.

Nelson Infant School recognises that for pupils to understand the world around them, they need to first understand themselves. To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils are given the opportunities to acquire the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their well-being, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils are given high quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching to help prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences of growing up. Lessons aim to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at school and in society.


Jigsaw 3-11 offers a comprehensive programme for Primary PSHE, including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.

Jigsaw has developed an innovative planned programme of learning that enables teachers to assist pupils in acquiring knowledge and skills essential to their future lives. Embodying a positive philosophy, each child’s development will be nurtured through a series of fun learning activities and creative teaching approaches. Jigsaw education is about turning each child into compassionate, socially aware, and well-rounded adults.

The Jigsaw curriculum is firmly established in psychology and encompasses a wide range of subjects. These lessons are brought together in a way that makes them easy to understand and relate to. Such lessons that form our curriculum include:

  • Emotional Literacy

  • Mindfulness

  • Relationships and Health Education

  • Social Skills

  • Spiritual Development

  • British values


When our pupils leave our school, they will:

• Be able to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life.

• Be on their way to:

becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society.

Appreciate difference and diversity.

Recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, and Mutual respect.

• Be able to understand and manage their emotions.

• Be able to look after their mental health and well-being.

• Be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.

Understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level.

Have respect for themselves and others.

• Have a positive self-esteem.

Impact can be established through assessment identified in the key learning.

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