Children and families have worked incredibly hard during lockdown and it has been great to have more interaction with the children since we introduced Google Classroom. However, the learning experience they have had is not the same as if the children had been in school with their teachers and support staff. As a result, we are making some changes to our curriculum to prioritise English, Maths and Reading, whilst still allowing for a broad range of subjects in the afternoons. Children will continue to take part in Music, PSHE, PE, Art/DT and Topic/Geography/History lessons, but will also do two Reading/Phonics sessions, an Arithmetic and a separate Maths lesson, and a full English lesson each day.
In Reading, Writing and Maths, we have identified a narrower range of ambitious, key objectives that we want all children to be secure in before the Summer holidays. These can be viewed below. We also wish to provide the children with an opportunity to develop their social skills and be ‘hands-on’ creative. We are adapting our Fun Family Friday so it will continue on a Friday afternoon in school.
We will undertake assessments when the children return to identify which children are working at the expected level for their age and any children who may have fallen behind during lockdown. We will then be supporting these children in class and through interventions to catch up on lost learning. Parents will be informed about what level their child is working at and how they can support their child at home.
Please see the Parent Guide booklets on the class pages to see further information about supporting your child at home.