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Coten End Primary School


Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

An important part of the Jigsaw PSHE programme is delivered through the 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me' puzzle pieces which are covered in the summer term. 

There are four main aims of teaching RSHE:

  • To enable children to understand and respect their bodies and be able to cope with the changes puberty brings
  • To help children develop positive and healthy relationships, appropriate to their age and development
  • To support children to have positive self-esteem and body image
  • To empower them to be safe and safeguarded.
  • To provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place

Each year group will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage.

A presentation for Parents/Carers was held in March 2021 to consult with parents regarding the changes as per the DfE Guidance 2020  (attached below). 

Below is a summary of RSHE coverage within the Jigsaw scheme for each year group:

Year Group

Jigsaw: Changing Me puzzle (unit)
Summer 2


Growing up: how we have changed since we were babies

Year 1

Boys’ and girls’ bodies; naming 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

Year 4

Internal and external reproductive body parts, body changes and menstruation

Year 5

Puberty for boys and girls, and conception

Year 6

Puberty for boys and girls and understanding conception to birth of a baby

Further information about how our school approaches the teaching of Relationships, Sex and Health Education through the Jigsaw programme, can be found in our school's RSHE policy and through the links below