Life Curriculum

“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely.”

                                                                                            -Roald Dahl

Life Curriculum at Swimbridge 

We currently use the curriculum framework from Coram life, called SCARF.  SCARF provides the framework for a whole-school approach to improving children’s wellbeing and progress, based on five values:  

Safety Caring Achievement Resilience Friendship

SCARF provides a whole-school teaching framework centred on the ‘Growth Mindset’ approach – promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement.  The SCARF values are brought to life through stories of Harold the giraffe and his friends, songs, films, and thought-provoking fun activities.  As children get older, while they still cherish Harold, themes about wellbeing and relationships are explored in greater depth and resources are tailored to their age group. 

SCARF provides a strong foundation for children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) and development; it is at the heart of the SCARF curriculum.  SCARF provides a robust framework for promoting a positive ethos and values cross the school community, contributing significantly to British Values education, both explicitly and implicitly.

 The focus across the three themes of:


* Health and Wellbeing * Relationships * Living in the Wider World


These themes help foster and develop children’s responsibility for their own actions; respect for the actions and beliefs of others; an understanding of how each individual is protected by the rule of law; and how everyone can make a positive contribution to society through the democratic process.


Throughout the course of the year the PHSE curriculum is enhanced through participation in the whole curriculum and events such as:

Life Curriculum

Life Curriculum Overview

Relationships Education Sept 2019.docx

RSHE Policy

PSHE knowledge and skills.pdf

PSHE -Progression of Knowledge and Skills

Life Curriculum Gallery of Learning

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