At Ryvers we want to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our children; preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, while having a duty to keep them safe. Our curriculum aims to achieve children’s potential by supporting their well-being and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships. They will learn about bullying, citizenship, healthy eating, physical activity, mental and emotional health, well-being and relationships. Children develop skills of teamwork, communication, and resilience to help them thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children/young people for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
PSHE curriculum Map 2020-21
Jigsaw information for parents
In Years 5 and 6 pupils at Ryvers are also taught a number of lessons uses a programme called 'Choices'. This is a Scheme of Learning that most schools in Slough use which has been created locally. It is a four year programme with the first two years (Years 5 and 6) taught in primaries and the second two (Years 7 and 8) taught in secondaries.
As the title 'Choices' suggests, its aim is to help children make good and positive choices as they move into their adolescent years and on to being teenagers. The topics range over a variety of areas including friendships, online safety and healthy living.
The lesson plans and resources for Years 5 and 6 are available below.