Sugar Hill Primary School

Your new design will be uploaded in:
Please contact Delivery Team on
0113 3200 750 if you have any queries.

Sheraton Road, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 5NU


Sugar Hill Primary School

'Learning and Growing Together'

at Sugar Hill Primary School

Our Intent: 

The intention of the personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum at Sugar Hill Primary is to enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.

We are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils and is accessible to all.

  • It aims to help our children understand how they are developing personally and socially, and challenges many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
  • Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to our school and the wider community
  • At Sugar Hill Primary we deliver the PSHE curriculum by developing first hand experience and sharing good practice.  
  • We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about their rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. 
  • We expect teachers to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risks and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions in life including the online world.

The knowledge and skills required to excel in this subject are set out in the progression documents below.

Cultural Capital 

Cultural capital gives our students the vital knowledge required to become thoughtful and successful members of our community who understand and believe in British values. Our curriculum reflects this. Our children will respect others and embrace everyone’s similarities and differences. 

They will also experience the following:

· Links to the local community

· People who help us

· Mental health week

· Inside out day

· Road safety week

· Anti-bullying week (also covered in Jigsaw lessons)

· Charity links

· Annual themed days


Sugar Hill PSHE Subject Champions Jigsaw launch assembly

Picture News

Our PSHE curriculum has been carefully planned and structured to reflect the needs of our children in line with the National Curriculum. We use the Jigsaw programme to deliver our PSHE lesson.


Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, is a progressive and spiral scheme of learning. In planning the lessons, Jigsaw PSHE ensures that learning from previous years is revisited and extended, adding new concepts, knowledge and skills, year on year as appropriate. Our progression document shows the progressive skills within all six Puzzles (units of work) including the key vocabulary used in each year group. Explicit links to the DfE statutory Relationships and Health Education outcomes have been made in each Puzzle.



Jigsaw holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-11 properly equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration, focus and self-regulation.



Jigsaw 3-11 offers a comprehensive programme for Primary PSHE, including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.


This can be established through assessment identified in the key learning.


SMSC Links: Every Jigsaw lesson from Early Years to upper primary offers opportunities for children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, and this is clearly mapped and balanced across each year group. Likewise, Jigsaw is designed to provide structured opportunities in every lesson to practise and enhance the five skills associated with the emotional literacy (self-awareness, social skills, empathy, motivation and managing feelings). At Jigsaw, we believe that these opportunities are vital for children’s development, their understanding of themselves and others and in increasing their capacity to learn.

British Values: Jigsaw PSHE 3-11 supports the British Values of Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. It has been mapped lesson by lesson against the British Values agenda.

There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class, school or within the local community/world. PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become positive citizens in a forever changing world.

PSHE is covered within specific lessons in each year group as well as assemblies and is taught within the wider curriculum. We have appropriate members of the community visiting our school to embed PSHE statements. Our school displays also reinforce our PSHE curriculum. We celebrate awareness days and key events during the year to enhance children’s understanding of PSHE statements, such as Jeans for genes day, Children in need, mental health awareness days.

This provides our children with learning and understanding of worldwide issues.



Jigsaw Lessons

Floorbooks and Displays

Awareness days, extra PHSE and cultural capital

Our long Term Plan

Outside our PSHE curriculum our school’s values contributes towards the development of our children. Our teaching approach places great emphasis upon collaboration and cooperation. Group work is a key element of teaching and learning within each class and contributes to positive caring relationships within our school.


Our children are encouraged to show leadership in our school through student council, mini police, sports Leaders, head boy and girl and our buddies, also giving our children a voice.


We believe that we prepare our children for the next stage in their education as well as preparing them for adult life.


  • Our PSHE curriculum provides our children with a chance to reflect, learn and apply these crucial skills taught within PSHE.

    Through our curriculum, we teach our children to

    • stay safe physically, mentally and online
    • understand how be healthy
    • build self-esteem, resilience and problem-solving strategies
    • understand how develop and maintain positive and healthy relationship
    • have respect for themselves and others


    We believe that we prepare our children for the next stage in their education as well as preparing them for adult life.

'I like the chimes cause we have to close our eyes and I love the noise when you tap it. Alex, Reception

'The firemen came. They taught us what to do if there was a fire. You have to escape.' Maya, Reception

'I like the calm me because it makes me calmer. The lessons are fun.' Lucy, Year 2

'I didn't know anything about LGBT until we learnt about it in school. Now I know a lot more about it and I know that LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender' Tyler, Year 4

'I like listening to the stories-how to catch a star-not giving up.' Anna, Reception

'I love how we do lots of little games in the lessons and learn new things.' Bella, Year 1

'I loved learning about different families.' Emma, Year 2

'People get bullied for being in the LGBT community. LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. Lesbian means girls who love girls, gay means boys that love boys, bisexual means they like both genders and transgender means they feel they are a different gender to how their body looks Emmie, Year 4