Firstly, from Jan Lever…
We are truly living in unprecedented times and all doing our best to stay well ourselves, keep our loved ones safe and well and be socially responsible and ‘do our bit’. This is when our resilience and empathy, compassion and patience come into their own and I hope, when the mindfulness and personal strength nurtured through Jigsaw will support children and adults alike.
It strikes me that the work we are doing through Jigsaw to help children become strong individuals with a sense of belonging and community, human beings with integrity and who care, young agents of change with social conscience, has never been so important as it is now.
I am sure you have realised that there are many lessons in Healthy Me that will help you to prepare children to stay safe during the Covid-19 crisis. Almost all the lessons in this Puzzle are very relevant at this time. I invite you to dip into year groups’ materials other than the one you usually work in if those lessons will be helpful to your children.
Jigsaw learning at home
Understanding that schools will do their best to support children’s learning at home through the Covid-19 crisis, Jigsaw would like to help.
Whilst of course Jigsaw materials are copyrighted to maintain their integrity etc, we are happy for Jigsaw schools to share children’s Jigsaw learning activities from the lessons on their school websites for parents to share with children at home.
Please do NOT share or upload entire lesson plans as this would breach copyright and we ask you to PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of our copyright and ONLY post Jigsaw learning activities for children on your secure sites, those areas that children or parents sign into (have permissioned access to) NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, on public-facing website pages, as this would be a serious breach of copyright WHICH OUR SYSTEMS WILL PICK UP and FOLLOW UP.
We hope this helps provide some valuable home-learning materials.
A Jigsaw gift…for families
Expecting that children and families are likely to be spending more time than usual together at home in the coming weeks, we would like to offer Jigsaw schools some of our Jigsaw Families Programme materials for free.
You are welcome to share these with your families with Jigsaw’s compliments. We hope they can download and share the stories (audio files) and the Calm Me times (audio files) from two of the sessions. These stories align with the Jigsaw PSHE Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me Puzzles and are suitable for children aged 5+.
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As ever, I thank you for sharing my vision to empower children, to value and protect them and to give them the tools to be ‘good people’, perhaps especially in a world that is this unpredictable.
I hope your journey through the next few weeks and months is as safe and healthy as possible and look forward to continuing to work with you all.
With all good wishes,