Linthwaite Ardron CE (VA) Junior and Infant School

Our vision: Through Christian values we support, help, inspire, nurture and encourage all individuals to SHINE and flourish

Church Ln, Linthwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5TA

01484 845544



At the heart of our PSHE teaching is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core Christian values; Generosity, Compassion, Perseverance, Forgiveness, Friendship and Truthfulness. The teaching and learning of PSHE using the Jigsaw programme also supports this. Through Jigsaw, our children will acquire knowledge, understanding and the skills they need to manage their lives now and in their futures. 


 PSHE is delivered through weekly whole class lessons that follow the Jigsaw program, a whole school approach where appropriate and individual lessons that are planned by teachers to address particular needs in a timely manner. Termly topics include: Being Me in My World; Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying); Dreams and Goals; Healthy Me; Relationships; Changing Me (including Sex Education)

Our PSHE curriculum aims to provide children with accurate and relevant knowledge and provide opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities that develops skills and strategies for a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced future life.


 Children:  have a willingness to learn and ability to try new things; develop resilience and perseverance; understand how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships; appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society; are caring, respectful and confident individuals, demonstrating our Christian values daily.  


Please click on the links below for further information and documentation.  

PSHE/RSHE Curriculum Map

PSHE/RSHE Progression of Skills 

PSHE (including RSHE) policy 

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Government Guidance

Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child's primary school: a guide for parents 

Including and valuing all children: What does Jigsaw teach about LGBTQ+ relationships?

Democracy and the Wider World

Years Five and Six have been writing formal letters this half term and have sent one to our local MP, Jason McCartney, inviting him to come along as a special guest of honour, to our tree-planting ceremony at Linthwaite Ardron.

Mr McCartney wrote to Linthwaite Ardron in the Autumn, inviting us to participate in the Queens Green Canopy Initiative, celebrating her service and legacy and asking people across the UK to plant a tree to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

School then requested a tree from the Woodland Trust charity and we are delighted to have been given fifteen trees to plant in our school grounds.

Read Year Five's formal letter of reply to Mr McCartney's below. Thanks to Parker-Maye.

MP Jason McCartney's visit

As we mentioned earlier in the year and after writing the letter to the left, MP Jason McCartney visited school to meet our School Council and help them plant a tree, one of fifteen donated by charity The Woodland Trust.

Year Five and Six pupils had written to the MP inviting him to conduct the tree-planting ceremony, as part of the national Queen's Green Canopy initiative celebrating the Jubilee and we are delighted to say that Mr McCartney replied and did come to plant the trees donated.

School councilors quizzed the member of parliament on a number of issues, including the environment, legislation regarding smoking and drinking and even local housing and then helped him with the tree-planting.

All fifteen trees have now been planted around the school grounds and we look forward to them growing in the years to come. 

Teamwork skills

Developing teamwork skills whilst den building.

Celebrating differences

 Identifying and valuing the different ways we are unique.  

Celebrating differences

Gender stereotypes and celebrating similarities and differences between children in the class.