Our recovery curriculum
Here at Brightwell we recognise that all children were provided with home learning from March 2020 and that most but not all children returned to our school from June 2020.
We also recognise that each family will have had a different experience around home learning. Responses to surveys and an “All About Me/ What I want my child’s teacher to know” shared in term 6, offers a good understanding of what their experience has been and where they feel their challenges with their child’s learning lies.
From September 2020 we continue to apply the embedded systems in place to assess learning in a formative way so as to continually inform our planning and teaching. This is undertaken in whole class settings as well as small groups, but continues to be driven by need.
In preparation for September 2020, topics planned have been adjusted, taking into account the likely starting points of each year group. They offer opportunities for children to cover skills and knowledge they may ordinarily have covered in the summer term. We will cover the full breadth of the curriculum.
In light of recent events, we are mindful of the even greater importance than usual that PSHE will have in class and throughout the school. In addition to our timetabled PSHE lessons and regular work on the school values, each class has dedicated time daily to focus on their emotional learning and mental health. This takes many forms and is, of course, age appropriate.
We continue to reflect on the period of home learning and build into our day-to-day teaching those skills that children may have had less opportunity to develop while away from school, such as collaborative working. Teachers respond to the needs of the class as they are presented.
We are exploring the government's National Tutoring Programme suitability for our school context and the need presented by our children.
Pre COVID statement
At Brightwell cum Sotwell CofE Primary School, our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum 2014. We have developed a curriculum that is enriched with opportunities for the children to explore, investigate and question. The jigsaw map for each class and term, outlines the coverage of learning within each subject. Each term the subjects aim to be linked more widely to include our English and Maths teaching, as detailed on the subject pages.