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PSHE Jigsaw - Week 6


Topic: Changing me - Please remember that this topic may be sensitive for some children. 


What your child will know by the end of their learning:

To tell you about changes that have happened in my life 

To know some ways to cope with changes 


Special vocabulary:

change, feelings, anxious, worried, excited, coping



  • Jigsaw charter (below)
  • Calm me script (below)
  • Chime/two metal spoons
  • bag of items for changes game e.g. baby item, a piece of school uniform, holiday item, name of next teacher etc.
Learning - PLAN

1. Remind your child that Jigsaw is their PSHE learning at school and go through the Jigsaw Charter below.


2. Play change.  Ask the children to move around the room as if they are mice e.g. tiptoe, little squeaks, rubbing whiskers, etc. Then tell the children that when you say the word ‘change’ and an animal, e.g.

‘change - penguin,’ or ‘change - monkey’, they turn into and act like that animal.


3. Calm me time - Your child is familiar with this from our normal lessons. Remind your child that this helps our minds and bodies to calm down so we are ready to learn. Follow the calm me script below. Instead of a chime you can hit 2 metal spoons together.


Main activity 1: Go through  Slides 1-6 from powerpoint with children. Share the Jigsaw story ‘All Change for Jack’ with the children. 

Main activity 2: 

Tell the children you are going to an object from your big bag which is associated with a big change that might happen for children. They need to guess what that change is. You may pull from the bag: a baby’s nappy or toy, a school jumper, etc. When children have guessed the change event, encourage children to express how each change might feel.

For each change event, discuss with the children how they might cope with such a change and how they could manage the feelings associated with it, e.g. tell an adult, express their feelings, share their worries with someone they trust. Draw out that some changes are better than others. Ensure change is seen as positive.


4. Children draw one change they have experienced and write in a speech bubble how they felt when this was happening. While they do this, adult can use the prompt questions to check the children’s understanding.




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