This page provides prospective parents and visitors with a glimpse into our curriculum. Parents of Blue School pupils are provided with detailed guides to subject planning in the form of ‘Knowledge Organisers’ in Parent Zone.
At The Blue School, our vision is to give children the knowledge, skills and the understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives as well as make positive contributions to society. The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they are, understand how they relate to other people and how they fit into and contribute to this ever changing world.
We have embedded opportunities and experiences for children to develop their moral, social and cultural understanding throughout daily life in school through lessons, PSHE focused weekly assemblies, national and international awareness days and through are school Christian values.
Jigsaw is a whole-school and child-centred approach to PSHE which embodies a positive philosophy to nurturing children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn. It helps promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The six pieces include:
Every year-group studies the same Puzzle at the same time at their own level, lending itself to a whole-school approach and enabling children to build on their knowledge each year to gain depth in their understanding. The puzzle pieces are adapted at times to meet the needs of our pupils.
Designed as a whole-school programme, Jigsaw enhances growth-mindset culture and builds ethos; enhances a sense of belonging and community; values every child and is inclusive, and nurtures positive relationships with self and others, all conducive to learning.
Classes are visited regularly by The London Fire Brigade and the Metropolitain Police who talk to the children about fire safety and keeping safe when out and about, drug awareness and internet safety.
As part of our PSHE curriculum children in years 5 and 6 are frequently asked to be buddies to younger children in order to help with a range of activites inside and outside the classroom. The buddies also ensure that the younger children know at least one friendly face amongst the older children.
Years 5 and 6 take part in Level 1 and 2 cycling proficiency during school time. The children learn through circle time, role play, visitors and every day events.