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Teaching Programmes for Early Years (Ages 3-5)

Our fully‑resourced session‑a‑week programmes all include early years as the foundation for whole‑school inclusion and continuity. Designed for all pre‑school settings, they support your delivery of the National EYFS Framework, particularly for Personal, Social, Emotional Development (PSED) and Understanding the World (UW).

Creative child‑led and teacher‑initiated activities with careful progression nurture children, conserve planning time and lay the foundations for mindfulness and self‑regulation.


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Personal, Social, Emotional Development (PSED)

EYFS practitioners know that great PSED underpins children’s development and learning. Jigsaw nurtures children to be confident and happy, increasing their capacity to self-regulate, explore and learn.

Jigsaw 3-5 provides opportunities for children to develop their emotional literacy and social skills and the National EYFS Framework Early Learning Goals, particularly in PSED and Understanding the World.

 

JenieFully resourced weekly session plans for F1 and F2
JenieJigsaw Jenie and Jerrie Cat to aid learning and mindfulness
JenieMapped to the EYFS Framework and regularly updated

 

Planning PSED with progression, age-appropriate content and sensitivity to safeguarding, not to mention ensuring statutory compliance, takes up a lot of time.

We believe skilled EYFS practitioner time is best spent working directly with children, so Jigsaw PSED provides a well-structured, fun, creative session-a-week programme for each year group.

Jigsaw is effective in Nurseries, Reception classes and across pre-school and child-care settings.

Jigsaw 3-5 includes:

  • Weekly, fully-resourced session plans via the portal
  • Child-initiated and adult-led activities
  • Outdoor learning ideas
  • Mapping to the National EYFS Framework
  • Jigsaw Jenie to build confidence and encourage speech and emotional literacy
  • Jigsaw Jerrie Cat and the Jigsaw Chime to introduce and practise mindfulness
  • Original EYFS-friendly Jigsaw songs to reinforce learning messages and a sense of belonging
  • Puzzle launch assemblies to nurture the experience of community
  • Parent-access to the lesson plans

 

Find out more about PSED for Early Years (EYFS)

How do you teach RE to very young children?

Jigsaw RE provides EYFS practitioners with age-appropriate RE sessions, laying the foundations for more explicit learning about religions and worldviews later.

We believe EYFS RE is about:

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developing respect and empathy for self and others
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starting to understand some of the concepts, knowledge and human experiences that are central to religions and worldviews
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developing each child’s own spiritual awareness
EYFS Teacher With Children At Desk

Weekly session plans

Careful progression

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Planning EYFS RE well with age-appropriate content and learning experiences, not to mention ensuring statutory compliance and adherance with your agreed syllabus, takes up a lot of time.

We believe skilled EYFS practitioner time is best spent working directly with children, so Jigsaw RE provides a well-structured, fun, creative session-a-week programme for each year group.

It is effective in Nursery and Reception classes, as well as in pre-school and child-care settings. 

 

 

The Jigsaw RE Programme includes: 

  • Weekly, fully-resourced session plans via the portal
  • Plenty of choice as to which religions and worldviews to focus on
  • Child-initiated and adult-led activities
  • Outdoor learning ideas
  • Mapping to the National EYFS Framework and to locally agreed syllabi
  • The Owl Crew to build confidence and encourage questioning skills
  • Original assemblies to reinforce the learning for the whole school and nurture a sense of community

 

Find out more about PSED for Early Years (EYFS)

Jigsaw Outdoors - Learning ABOUT nature IN nature and enhancing PSED

Knowing that connecting with nature and being outside promotes wellbeing, Jigsaw Outdoors offers you 6 lessons for each year group,  specifically to be taught outdoors.

Jigsaw Outdoors is a stand-alone programme, but is also designed to enhance Jigsaw PSED, adding one fully-resourced lesson each half-term through the year.

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12 beautifully-resourced lessons, six for F1 and six for F2
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Mindful Movement (Calm Me) sessions
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Original songs and body percussion
Mindful Movement During Jigsaw Outdoors Session

Connect with Nature

Love the Outdoors

Introducing the Jigsaw Families Programme

"There is no such thing as a perfect parent… we all do the best we can."

The Jigsaw Families Programme, led by trained facilitators, empowers parents to be the best they can be, to manage behaviour in a mindful and positive way, and to fully engage with their children and the learning and school experience.

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Family Pairs (one parent and one child) attend the 6 sessions
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Delivered through original stories (one set specifically designed for EYFS children)
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Children are given their own Jonty Junior to help take the learning home
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Supporting Families

Wrap-around Support

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