“ Whatever you do in word or deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Colossians 3:17

Personal, Social and Health Education

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.

Curriculum Vision Statement PSHE

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.

Curriculum

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: 

  1. Being me in my world
  2. Celebrating difference
  3. Dreams and goals
  4. Healthy me
  5. Relationships
  6. Changing me

Jigsaw

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.

Charity Work

  • The school donates on a regular basis to The Bushfire Community Project which supports children in Uganda with its school and orphanage. Each class from Year 2 upwards hold a sale (e.g. cake sale) after school.
  • Samaritan’s Purse – pupils fill a shoebox with Christmas presents which are then shipped to less fortunate children in Africa.

Safety

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.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

  • During Healthy Schools week a nurse, dentist, physiotherapist and dance teacher visit the school to talk to pupils about healthy lifestyles.
  • Children are encouraged to walk to school through the WALK to SCHOOL programme. Pupils are given badges as rewards.
  • Children receive talks from Transport for London about safety when travelling by public transport. They also have talks about road safety and Stranger Danger from
  • Children are encouraged throughout the school to be aware of the choices they make and how these may impact on both themselves and others. In so doing, we aim to create a caring environment and a positive attitude to behaviour which will provide children with a sound grounding to many years to come.
  • Children are encouraged to become independent and responsible in the areas of good hygiene, their dressing and appearance and good manners.

Buddy System

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.

Cycling Proficiency

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.