Curriculum Leads worked with teachers to identify what had been taught from the 2019-20 curriculum and what is needed to carry over into the next academic year for teaching or consolidation. These subject curriculum overviews are regularly updated by Curriculum Leads, to ensure that coverage is in place, and if not how to address this through adapting timetables or having subject weeks to focus on specific areas of learning.
Knowledge Organisers were designed by Curriculum Leads, to ensure that there was progression across year groups. Prior learning, knowledge and vocabulary are shared from curriculum expectations.
The Recovery Curriculum Intent overview initially began in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as the importance of knowledge, skills and understanding in subjects became vital, for human survival, creativity, well-being and evolution.
The well-being and attitudes of our pupils were and remain our main priority, and as such we carefully planned how to address the “catch up” of the curriculum, after focussing on PSHE, health and sports. Many of our pupils had spent lock down in flats and confined spaces with larger families. Outdoor activities, forest school and re-building pupil’s stamina and routines became a priority before the children could start to academically learn again.
The school timetable, is fast paced and intense, so for children returning to school, following varied experiences, the senior leadership team in collaboration with teaching staff, adapted the curriculum timetable. This was to prevent learning overload and cause panic and stress, which would have a negative impact on re-engaging pupils at school. The timetable is adjusted termly, to enable full use of resources across the school and focus in on specific areas of need from coverage, evaluation and assessment.
Example of timetable. N.B. Year 6 have weekly session with the Personal Development CL.