Home Page
Our school values - Tolerance, Ownership, Community, Aspiration, Resilience and Empathy
Home Page


At Pickering Community Junior School, it is one of our fundamental aims for our pupils to leave us being equipped with the skills and knowledge needed in order to prepare them for life in an ever-changing society.  To teach our PSHE lessons, we, as a school, use the JIGSAW programme which is a whole-school approach.  Our PSHE curriculum is a spiral curriculum, meaning the skills and knowledge children acquire is further reinforced and built upon every year.  In each year group, children engage in learning across six units: Being Me in My World; Celebrating Difference; Dreams and Goals; Healthy Me; Relationships and Changing Me.  Children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development is addressed within our curriculum as every lesson contributes to at least one of these aspects of children’s development.  Establishing a safe, open and positive learning environment based on trusting relationships between all members of the class, adults and children alike is vital and our lessons in each year group promote this.  Within our PSHE curriculum, the statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is incorporated.  Our teaching begins in lower KS2 by building positive self-image, a sense of identity and a healthy relationship with self which helps children to develop healthy relationships with others.  It embraces not only physical health but lessons also have a strong emphasis on mental health, empowering children to be aware of their own thoughts and feelings, learning ways in which to manage and regulate these.   In summary, our curriculum gives the relevant context for children to build skills, attitudes, self-esteem, resilience and confidence. 

Our PSHE Units