At Springfield, it is our intent that children will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when having new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations. We offer a nurturing learning environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere.
We have adopted the jigsaw scheme of work as the foundation for building our own bespoke PSHE curriculum. Jigsaw is a whole-school approach that nurtures children to be confident and successful, increasing their capacity to learn and preparing them for the challenges of the modern world. Each lesson incorporates a mindfulness approach, allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. The jigsaw scheme is supplemented with other topical issues that arise during the school year such as Anti-Bullying week, Children in Need and Remembrance Day. These real-life experiences give the children opportunities to put the knowledge, skills and understanding they have learnt into practice.
The 5 strands of the British Values agenda have been mapped across every puzzle of the Jigsaw curriculum and each piece (lesson).
There are six strands to the scheme, which are the same in each year group:
- Being me in my world
- Celebrating difference
- Dreams and goals
- Healthy me
- Changing me