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Jigsaw 3-11, Primary Scheme of Work for Health and Well-being fully meeting the AoLE for Wales

Jigsaw 3-11 is an integrated scheme of learning, for personal, social and health education, with particular emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health, social, moral, cultural and spiritual development.

Jigsaw provides teachers with detailed, weekly lesson plans and all the resources needed to deliver an engaging and relevant, spiral Health and Wellbeing curriculum.

The expectations set out in the Health and Wellbeing AoLE are comprehensively covered through Jigsaw’s spiral curriculum, ensuring that pupils have every chance to become eithical, informed citizens of Wales and the World.

With mindfulness philosophy and practice woven throughout, Jigsaw is a unique, progressive and effective scheme of work for this area of the curriculum.

Jigsaw addresses the needs of children today

Designed as a whole-school approach, Jigsaw aims to equip children for life, helping them really know and value who they are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

Jigsaw the mindful approach to health and wellbeing

Jigsaw 3-11 supports Donaldson's 4 Core Purposes

The Jigsaw Health and Well-being Programmes can be utilised by Welsh Schools with the Pupil Development Grant

What's in Jigsaw 3-11 for Wales?

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Choose the Whole School Set or just Individual Year Group Sets. Either way,  you will be equipped with beautifully produced teaching materials and weekly lesson plans and resources, supplied in electronic format (including original songs, assemblies, assessment process and weekly celebrations) and supported by physical products such as the Jigsaw Friends and Jigsaw Chimes.

    • 288 Lesson Plans with complete resources
    • PowerPoint® presentations, images, interactive games and activities
    • Assemblies (with original songs, music and PowerPoint slides)
    • SEND differentiation
    • Varied teaching/learning activities (VAK)
    • Assessment tasks with attainment descriptors
    • Free ongoing mentor support and access to additional materials in the password-protected Jigsaw Community Area
    • Hardcopy Folders available as an optional extra

Jiggies and files for England and Wales

Whole School Set (shown with optional hard-copy folders)

Please note our digital materials are supplied as Microsoft PowerPoint (pptx), Microsoft Word (docx), Adobe (pdf), Audio (mp3) and Video (mp4) formats. Some types may be embedded into some PowerPoints and you should check that your software is properly compatible. For best results, we recommend using Microsoft Office 2016 onward on a device with suitable processing power and storage with a good internet connection.

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PSE Curriculum

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Does Jigsaw PSHE really work?

Independent research and school feedback says "Yes!"
the Sheffield Hallam Study

Sheffield Hallam University LogoThe Sheffield Hallam Centre for Education and Inclusion Research conducted an independent impact study with 101 schools, 195 teachers and 812 children and concluded that Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, really works!

The children at Cathedral School have been enjoying their Jigsaw [Health & Well-being] lessons and using the Jigsaw Friend, Jigsaw Jenie, in all areas of their EYFS learning. The activities used throughout Jigsaw can permeate the whole curriculum and support every area of learning.

Cathedral School – Cardiff

Success Story from Windsor Clive Primary (Cardiff)

Windsor Clive Primary School Logo Cardiff

The Jigsaw Structure for Health and Well-being

How the big picture fits together
Jigsaw consists of six half-term units of work (called Puzzles), each containing six lessons (called Pieces) covering each academic year.
Every Piece has two Learning Intentions, one specific to Health and Well-being knowledge and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills.

Puzzles are launched with a whole-school assembly containing an original song, with each year group studying the same unit at the same time (at their own level), building sequentially through the school year, facilitating whole-school learning themes.

Jigsaw, the mindful approach to Health and Well-being, has a unique lesson structure through the Primary Phase, designed to maximise the learning process. Jigsaw also offers various teaching and learning activities which are engaging and mindful of different learning styles and the need for differentiation.

The Early Years planning is aligned to the Welsh Foundation Phase Framework.

Jigsaw’s Puzzles (units of work) are:

Being Me in My World
1. Being Me in My World
Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters.
Celebrating Difference
2. Celebrating Difference
Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work.
Dreams and Goals
3. Dreams and Goals
Includes goal-setting, aspirations for yourself and the world and working together.
Healthy Me
4. Healthy Me
Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices.
5. Relationships
Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills.
Changing Me
6. Changing Me
This puzzle includes sex and relationships education in the context of coping positively with change.

Jigsaw 3-11 Health and Well-being Programme Overview

Health and Wellbeing for Primary Schools in Scotland
Jigsaw PSHE Primary Overview Page 2 for England and Wales

© Jigsaw PSHE Ltd

Jigsaw is attractive, clearly laid out and looks very teacher and child-friendly. Staff like the Jigsaw characters and structure of the lessons. We feel the whole school assemblies will help us develop our school community ethos. The 'Calm Me' time is an excellent idea and will further support and develop the Mindfulness practise already in the school.

How much is Jigsaw 3-11?

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Nursery (Ages 3-4) Set

from £ 300

+ Carriage & VAT
Health and Well-being Set for Primary Age 3-4

  • Electronic teaching materials for nursery (ages 3-4)
  • Jigsaw Jenie Friend (shown)
  • Jigsaw Chime & Jerrie Cat
  • E-Resources and music
  • Hardcopy is an optional extra

Individual Year Group

from £ 300

+ Carriage & VAT
Health and Well-being Set for Ages 9-10

  • Electronic teaching materials for selected Year Group
  • Jigsaw Friend (Year 5 is shown)
  • Jigsaw Chime & Jerrie Cat
  • E-Resources & music
  • Hardcopy is an optional extra

Whole School Set Best Option

from £ 1925

+ Carriage & VAT

  • 7 x Electronic Materials (ages 4-11)
  • 7 x Jigsaw Friends (shown)
  • 7 x Jigsaw Chimes
  • 7 x Jigsaw Jerrie Cats
  • E-Resources and music
  • Hardcopy is an optional extra

Inspection Materials

£ Free

to recognised schools
Jigsaw Inspection Materials

  • Electronic Inspection Materials
  • Videos and Live Product Samples
  • Unlimited Inspection Time
  • No Worries!

If you have more than one class per year group, we recommend each class has its own Friend, Jerrie Cat and Chime. You can order extras from our online shop

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Please note our digital materials are supplied as Microsoft PowerPoint (pptx), Microsoft Word (docx), Adobe (pdf), Audio (mp3) and Video (mp4) formats. Some types may be embedded into some PowerPoints and you should check that your software is properly compatible. For best results, we recommend using Microsoft Office 2016 onward on a device with suitable processing power and storage with a good internet connection.

To find out about all the different sets and options available and how Jigsaw can best fit into your school,

contact our friendly team on +441202377193

or email

Not sure and need to know more?

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Not put all the pieces together yet? – No problem!

Request our free 3-11 online sample materials, available to all Primary schools considering buying and using the Jigsaw scheme of work.

We may also be able to put you in touch with one of our Flagship Schools who would be glad to show you how Jigsaw performs and the benefits it gives their children.

You can also contact our friendly team via emailing, or by calling our main office telephone on +441202377193.

Jigsaw Inspection Materials

  • Free online access
  • Contains videos and live samples
  • Unlimited inspection period

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