At Waterloo Primary we have a curriculum that:
· Promotes spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development
· Prepares our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
· Promotes British values
As a whole school approach, we follow a scheme called Jigsaw which fulfills the 2019 Government Relationship and Health Education Guidance. We adapt and embellish this scheme to reflect our community and locality.
Well-being features on all timetables and children learn how techniques like meditation, mindful colouring, listening to music and physical movement can help them to feel calm. Some aspects of our curriculum are enhanced through additional events, such as, Antibullying Week, Refugee Week, Careers Day, E Safety Week and a variety of fundraising events.
We teach PSHE to help support our children to be happy, safe and well prepared for life beyond Waterloo Primary School.
The Jigsaw Friends are used within lessons as the ‘talking object’ in circle discussions.
They support children to have their turn to talk or to offer a suggestion, experiences and feelings relevant to the discussion.
The Jigsaw Friends enable children to talk about potentially more sensitive issues without referring directly to themselves.
We deliver Jigsaw as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. Each Puzzle begins with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike.
In each year group, we teach the same 'Puzzle Piece' each half term:
Each year, learning is revisited and build upon.
We will always give you 2 weeks notice before teaching about puberty or sex education. We will also send out a reminder the day before. We appreciate that sometimes questions can be difficult to answer.