As a school we use the Jigsaw scheme of learning for PSHE.
There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from the start of each academic year:
Term 1: Being Me in My World
Term 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
Term 3: Dreams and Goals
Term 4: Healthy Me
Term 5: Relationships
Term 6: Changing Me (including Sex Education)
The whole school works on the same Puzzle at the same time, meaning that each Puzzle can be launched with a whole-school assembly and learning can be celebrated by the whole school in a meaningful way.
We are aware that some of our children have seen the extensive news coverage about the events in America and resulting protests around the world. At SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, we teach the children that we are made in the image and likeness of God; that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect – and this does not depend on the colour of a person’s skin. You may wish to discuss some of the issues raised in the media with your child.
Below are some resources that we use in school to support conversation about Anti-Racism in school. Please also use these resources to support conversations with your child(ren).
This Newsround special programme focuses on fairness, protest and people coming together to reject racism. In the article children will find out more about George Floyd and why his death has caused such a huge reaction all over the world.
Childline have produced this website to support schools, parents and children to understand what racism and racial bullying are and what they can do to help others and support themselves.
The Literacy Trust has brought together a series of book lists for children and young people of all ages to share black stories and promote black voices.
All books featured in the book lists are by black authors and/or illustrators and exemplify the principles of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Catholic Church and Bishops’ conference of England and Wales have also shared their view below.
Equaliteach have put together an article to support teachers and parent in how to talk with children and young people about race and racism.
Please be aware that some of the books recommended by Equaliteach are for secondary aged pupils only.