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A Primary scheme of work for Health and Wellbeing fully meeting Curriculum for Excellence for Scotland

This detailed education Programme is 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.

With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-12 properly equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant lessons within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw Health and Wellbeing also includes mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.

See and hear what children say about Jigsaw and the positive impact it has on their health and relationships

Scotland Mapping Documents

Download a free set of mapping documents that show how Jigsaw covers the Health and Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes and the associated benchmarks

Education Resource Awards Finalist
Education Resources Awards
2018 Finalist

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What's in Jigsaw Health and Wellbeing for Schools in Scotland?

Key Points
The full Set includes:

  • 252 Lesson Plans complete with resources (324 if also including Early Years)
  • PowerPoint® presentations, images, interactive games and activities needed to teach the lessons
  • Time-saving Teacher Preparation Pages (allowing teachers to quickly identify key aspects for each unit of work)
  • A Jigsaw Friend, Jigsaw Jerrie Cat Friend and a Jigsaw Chime for each year group (extras are available for additional classrooms)
  • Launch Assemblies (with original songs; sheet music, MP3 music tracks and PowerPoint slides with embedded content)
  • A range of mapping documents for Subject Leaders and senior management showing how Jigsaw meets key agendas, such as Curriculum for Excellence, GIRFEC, SHANARRI, Safeguarding, British Values and Internet Safety.
  • A fully integrated assessment process allowing schools to easily track pupil progress.
  • Free ongoing mentor support and access to additional materials in the password-protected Jigsaw Community Area (including training materials, mapping documents, materials for parental communication and additional/optional teaching resources).

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Pictured: Primary Set, Early Years plus 1x Jerry Cat

Modern teaching materials supplied as a digital download with hard-copy folders available for a small additional cost

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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Does Jigsaw Health and Wellbeing really work?

Independent research and school feedback confirms "Yes!"
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, really works!


“Having Jigsaw has saved us from lots of time and worry. Before we invested in Jigsaw, staff felt very overloaded by CfE and tended to leave Health and Wellbeing to chance, using resources that were out of date and the children were bored with. Now we have a fully resourced scheme which the children and staff enjoy. As a Subject Lead, I can be confident the children are getting the quality Health and Wellbeing lessons they are entitled to.”

Subject Lead, Glasgow


“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 to 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.”

Health & Wellbeing Lead – Glasgow

The Jigsaw Structure for Health and Wellbeing

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 Wellbeing 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.

The various teaching and learning activities are engaging and mindful of different learning styles and the need for differentiation.

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 (sample 1)
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 3-12 Health and Wellbeing
Content Overview

Health and Wellbeing for Primary Schools in Scotland
Jigsaw PSHE Primary Overview Page 2 including P7 for Scotland

© Jigsaw PSHE Ltd

One off payment, no subscription

Jigsaw’s Free Update Policy also means that the scheme will never go out of date. Schools and settings can be assured if government policy changes, then Jigsaw will update accordingly and any updated materials will be provided free of charge (in electronic form).

Free lifetime updates with Jigsaw PSHE
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How much is Jigsaw 3-12 for Scotland?

BUY NOW and get lifetime electronic updates and online mentor support

Single Early Years Set Select for Ages 3-4 or 4-5

from £ 300

+ Carriage & VAT

  • Electronic teaching materials for playgroup (ages 3-4)
    -or- nursery (ages 4-5)
  • Jigsaw Jenie Friend (shown)
  • Jigsaw Chime and Jerrie Cat
  • E-Resources and music
  • Hardcopy option

Single Primary Set

from £ 300

+ Carriage & VAT
Jigsaw Year 5 Set

  • Electronic teaching materials for a chosen Year Group
  • Jigsaw Friend (P5 shown)
  • Jigsaw Chime
  • Jigsaw Jerrie Cat
  • E-Resources and music
  • Hardcopy option

Whole School Set P1 through P7

from £ 1925

+ Carriage & VAT
Scotland Health and Wellbeing Set

  • 7 x Electronic teaching materials (Ages 5-12)
  • 7 x Jigsaw Friends (shown)
  • 7 x Jigsaw Chimes
  • 7 x Jigsaw Jerrie Cats
  • E-Resources and music
  • Hardcopy option

Sample Materials

£ Free

to recognised schools
Jigsaw Inspection Materials

  • Electronic sample materials
  • Unlimited inspection period
  • No worries!

If you have more than one class per year group, we recommend each class has its own Friend and chime. You can order any extras you might need 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 could best fit into your school,

contact our friendly sales team on 01202 377193

or email

Not sure and need to know more about Jigsaw Health and Wellbeing?

Access our sample materials or speak with us now

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

Jigsaw Inspection Materials

  • Sample Materials
  • Free online access
  • See lesson plans
    and introductory material
  • Unlimited inspection time

*Terms and Conditions apply

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 has given their children.

You may also contact our friendly team via emailing, or by calling our main office telephone on +44 (0)1202 377193.