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Springhead Park Primary School

Nurturing Today, Empowering Tomorrow


Welcome to our PSHE Curriculum page!

This school year we have been implementing the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) Programme across our school called Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE. 


Jigsaw brings together Personal, Social, Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Jigsaw provides weekly lessons that are tailored to meet all pupils needs that allow all pupils to enjoy building relationships with their peers and getting to know them better as unique human beings. 


Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and pupils alike. 


As a school, we look forward to working with parent/carers and the wider school community through coffee mornings and parent/carer workshops so we can continue to support each other in delivering a purposeful PSHE Curriculum to all of our pupils.  


Please feel free to contact the school if you feel any workshops would be beneficial to yourselves in relation to PSHE or RSE.   


Relationships, Health and Sex Education


RHE is taught in addition to the statutory science curriculum and provides both factual and age appropriate knowledge about conception and birth. It also covers the use of correct terminology when talking about private body parts. In preparation for the secondary RSE curriculum, pupils will be taught how to recognise the difference between intimate and non-intimate relationships, promoting healthy committed relationships, consent and the values and responsibilities required to build healthy adult relationships. It also teaches pupils to recognise their right to their own physical and emotional space, how to keep themselves safe and how to report any concerns or issues. Sex Education will not be part of the Primary Curriculum and all lessons as part of the Jigsaw Curriculum are age and developmentally appropriate for each pupil. Any questions that pupils may ask that is not covered within the unit will not be answered and pupils will be signposted to parents and carers so that parents and carers are then able to discuss what they feel comfortable disclosing with their own children. 

Understanding Relationships and Health Education Guide for Parents and Carers

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Statutory Guidance

At Springhead Park Primary School, we recognise the importance of promoting positive mental health and supporting the emotional wellbeing of all our pupils and families. We aim to create an open culture around the discussion of mental health and wellbeing through the implementation of the Zones of Regulation Program.  


The Zones of Regulation Program will teach pupils how to: 

  • Identify their feelings  

  • Support themselves to better understand their emotions, sensory needs and thinking patterns 

  • Learn different strategies/tools to cope and manage their emotions based on which colour zone they are in 

  • Recognise their own triggers 

  • Learn to read facial expressions, develop problem solving skills and to become more attuned to how their actions affect other people 

The Zones of Regulation Program comprises of lessons and activities that have been designed to help pupils learn different strategies to cope and manage their emotions based on the zone they are in. Pupils are taught to be able to self-identify how they are feeling and categorise their feeling based on a colour – blue, green, yellow and red.   


What are the different zones? 

The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions.  A person may be elated or experiencing anger, frustration or feel scared when in the Red Zone.  
The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions, however a person has more control when they are in the Yellow Zone.  A person may be experiencing worry, anxiety, excitement, sillyness or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.   
The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone.  This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.   
The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings such as when somebody feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.   


What are the Zones of Regulation Tools or Toolkits? 

Pupils will be supported to use tools or toolkits which are sensory based strategies that are easily accessible within our everyday environment.  These are strategies and self-help skills that are displayed to support pupils to access ways to help them to self-regulate.  Pupils will need support to access the toolkit and not all strategies will work for all pupils.     


We have introduced the Zones of Regulation to all pupils this term and they have all been introduced to the vocabulary.  Zones of Regulation posters and toolkits have been displayed in each classroom alongside visuals to support pupils to identify the zone they are in.  All staff have been trained to deliver the program and can support pupils to use and access the resources and tools.  An example of the Zones that are displayed in each classroom along with examples of the toolkits are provided in the Zones of Regulation parent and carer Powerpoint presentation on this page.  


It would be really beneficial if you could also refer to the four zones when you are at home too, as this will help to reinforce children’s ability to identify and regulate their own feelings.  


Please feel free to contact the school if you feel any workshops would be beneficial to yourselves in relation to the Zones of Regulation Program.     





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