Jigsaw – How we teach PHSE


Here at St Christopher Primary we teach PSHE through exciting Jigsaw lessons.

What is PSHE?
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

What is Jigsaw?
Jigsaw is a PSHE Education programme with a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time.

Jigsaw has two aims for all children:

  • To build their capacity for learning
  • To equip them for life

Jigsaw lessons are delivered once a week in each class. The children join in in circle time activities and mindfulness training, they play inclusive, thought-provoking games and undertake tasks in order to complete Jigsaw pieces and puzzles.

Each class has it’s own Jigsaw mascot and energy chime, which we use every lesson!


If you would like to find out more information, please download the following leaflet:

Parents and Carer Leaflet (PDF)

A Guide for Parents and Carers on SRE (PDF)

Jigsaw is structured into 6 half-termly Puzzles with the whole school studying the same Puzzle at the same time.


This is what some of our pupils have said about Jigsaw at St Christopher Primary:



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