Far Forest Lea MemorialCE Primary School



PSHE Curriculum Intent


At Far Forest Lea Memorial CE Primary School, the aim of PSHE is to deliver a curriculum that is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. We aim for all children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We provide opportunities for children to explore moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up which in turn supports the development of essential skills and provides the opportunity for children to make safe and informed choices. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Strong links are made with our curriculum drivers, our 6 Christian values as well as fundamental British values.


More detail about how we will achieve our intent is outlined in our Curriculum Statement for PSHE below:

At Far Forest:

PSHE is taught following the Jigsaw Programme of Study. 


Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.


Jigsaw has two main aims for all children:
• To build their capacity for learning
• To equip them for life


It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own
level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.

In Early Years:

Continuous Provision is carefully planned to ensure development in Physical, Social and Emotional Development (PSED). Opportunities are carefully planned to encourage children will explore the ideas of relationships, feelings and appropriate behaviours, self-confidence and self-awareness, rules and routines and empathy.

Our PSHE curriculum is designed to encourage a progression of children's understanding and skills. By the end of their time at Far Forest, we aim for all children to be well-rounded citizens who can make safe and informed choices in life as well as play an active role in society. 

PSHE at Far Forest

Our intent is strongly underpinned by the characteristics that we want our children to display in PSHE: