Milton Park Primary School

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Intent Implement Impact

PSHE ( including RSE) curriculum.


Through the teaching at Milton Park Primary School we aim for our PSHE to help and support young people through their physical, emotional (including health and wellbeing) and moral development. We aim to provide a happy, stimulating and secure environment, reflecting the school’s ethos where each pupil is given the challenge and opportunity to develop his / her full potential while enjoying learning while developing their knowledge of the British Values.


The PSHE and RSE curriculum will:

•             be positive and proactive members of their local and world community

•             have a clear understanding of right and wrong

•             understand what is safe, empower children to speak up and get help if needed

•             have the confidence to find help id they feel unsafe

•             make the correct choices to have a happy and healthy life

•             see things from the perspective of different people

•             explain clearly the feelings that they or someone else might have

•             think about consequences of actions

•             identify problems and solutions



A balanced PSHE curriculum at Milton Park Primary School enables children to develop their understanding and experiences from different lessons within the jigsaw programme. This allows children to take a positive approach to their learning as well as not attempting to decide what they think is right or wrong. In addition to this, the programme allows the children to learn by doing this in a healthy and safe environments. Furthermore, the programme is a way to challenge and help build on previous knowledge which reflects and meets the personal developmental needs of the children.



Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE with different aspects taught in six topics throughout the year. Each year group will work on the same theme each term and will work through lesson plans at a level that is age specific building upon the previous year. Each piece (lesson) covers the specific PSHE learning (covering the statutory national framework for PSHE Education which encourages learners to enhance their learning by asking and answering questions). Jigsaw brings together PSHE education, British Values, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. 



Our PSHE curriculum is based on the requirements set out by the National Curriculum and follows the PSHE Association Programme of Study. It provides a spiral structure, showing progression which will begin to be supported by knowledge organisers over the coming year.


From using PSHE Jigsaw, the pieces are carefully match the children’s age-related interests and will develop skills necessary to become highly functioning members of the community. 



•             Children will confident be able to recognise their own worth.

•             Children will be increasingly responsible for their own learning

•             Children to respond to challenges

•             Children to be an active partner in their own learning

•             Children to be active citizens within the local community.

•             Children to explore issues related to living in a democratic community.

•             Children to become healthy and fulfilled individuals

•             Children to have a sense of purpose

•             Children to have a value of themselves and others.

•             Children to build positive relationships


Curriculum Rationale – Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)

(Full details of our RSE Curriculum are available in our RSE Policy)

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is lifelong learning about physical, moral, social, cultural and emotional development. It is about understanding the importance of positive relationships and of respect, love and care. Within this context, it also involves learning about sex and sexual health at an age appropriate stage of children’s development.

Our RSE curriculum is tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils, ensuring that that both boys and girls are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings and – drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the national curriculum for science - how a baby is conceived and born.

At Milton Park Primary School, we believe children should understand the facts about human reproduction before they leave primary school. We intend to teach this in Science lessons and PSHE (Jigsaw) lessons.


Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) within science (reproduction including humans):

  •  Year 1: To identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body.
  • Year 2: To notice that animals including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
  • Year 3: To identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
  • Year 4: To describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. To describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.
  • Year 5: To describe the changes as humans develop to old age.
  • Year 6: To identify and name the parts of the human circularity system and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.

Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) within science (reproduction including humans):

  • EYFS: Growing up - how we have changed since we were babies.
  • Year 1: Boys’ and girls’ bodies; correct names for body parts.
  • Year 2: Boys’ and girls’ bodies; body parts and respecting privacy (which parts of the body are private and why this is).
  • Year 3: How babies grow and how boys’ and girls’ bodies change as they grow older; Introduction to puberty and menstruation.
  •  Year 4: Internal and external reproductive body parts. Recap about puberty and menstruation. Explained in simple terms.
  • Year 5: Puberty for boys and girls in more detail including the social and emotional aspects of becoming an adolescent. Explained in simple biological terms.
  • Year 6: Puberty for boys and girls revisited. Understanding conception to the birth of a baby. Becoming a teenager. 
  • All lessons are taught using correct terminology, child-friendly language and diagrams.
  • RSE within Jigsaw The DFE statutory guidance (England 2019) expects schools to deliver work on puberty. This sits under the Health Education statutory expectations. Lessons on human reproduction are left to the discretion of the school. However, Jigsaw believes children need to understand this before they leave primary school so that:

a) they see that puberty needs to happen to enable them to have babies in adulthood

b) this knowledge helps to safeguard them

The work on puberty and human reproduction is taught through the Changing Me Puzzle (delivered in the last term of the academic year). All the teaching resources are original to Jigsaw; - picture cards, resource sheets and animations that are used to enhance teaching and learning. The specially-commissioned animations of the female reproductive system and the male reproductive system provide a visual resource to enable children to understand how the body changes and develops in puberty. This work is done in the context of managing change and is age-appropriate.