What does our ‘Recovery Curriculum’ look like?
We put the children at the heart of all of our decision making when considering how to help them recover, not only lost learning but also relationships, routines, their feelings of being safe and feeling happy and loss of freedom. This period of time away from school is recognised to have caused feelings of loss and it is important to recognise that children will cope with these feelings in different ways. To this end we will be looking at our curriculum through three really important aspects of recovery.
At Brookfield Park Primary School, we pride ourselves in the positive relationships we are able to build and also encourage amongst our children, however many of our children may need help to recover and renew these relationships. We need to plan for this to happen and not assume that it will.
Tailoring our curriculum
All of our students will feel like they have lost time in learning and we must show them how we are addressing these gaps, consulting with our students to heal this sense of loss. In different environments, students will have been learning in different ways. It is vital that we make the skills for learning in a school environment explicit to our students to reskill and rebuild their confidence as learners.
Our curriculum for this term will look different because we have made professional judgements about the highest value skills and knowledge in each curriculum area, as a result we will endeavour to ensure children master and embed these chosen aspects. A focus on deepening learning, rather than coverage of everything will allow all of the children to move forward with a feeling of success equipped with the skills and knowledge that will underpin any future learning.
Children’s mental health and wellbeing
The well being of our children is of the utmost importance to us here at Brookfield Park Primary school therefore the steps we take in moving pupils forward will be centred on this key aspect. PHSE will form a significant part of the teaching which will take place in school this term and will run through all other areas of our curriculum.