St Andrew's CE VC Primary School
A church school that grows, learns and achieves together
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This is a GOOD School (OfSTED)

Pupils contribute positively to the school.

Extensive sporting and extra-curricular experiences

Pupils of all ages help each other.

Safeguarding is effective.

Our Curriculum

Recovery Curriculum 2020

Please download to view how our curriculum is supporting our children returning to school.

Returning to school in September will see the consequences of the pandemic for all children.

Here at St. Andrew’s we will be prioritising a small number of approaches best suited to our context, balanced with the strength of evidence.

How have we adjusted our curriculum?

  • Teachers setting aside time to assess pupils’ wellbeing and learning needs.
  • Shorter lessons with more frequent movement breaks.
  • Big emphasis on handwriting to build up stamina.
  • Continued high quality feedback during the lesson.
  • Zones of regulation introduced to help pupils manage their feelings.
  • Jigsaw recovery programme (PSHE).
  • Designated area for pupils who might be feeling anxious and requiring “time out”.
  • Continuous provision in KS1 – activities planned and resourced to help fill the gaps from EYFS.
  • TA support in EYFS/KS1 –good adult to pupil ratio to support one to one and small group interventions.
  • Additional teacher in English 2 days a week for KS2 – small group intervention.

How are we identifying gaps in learning?

Before the start of this academic year whole school overview of objectives rag rated by teachers to identify the gaps in learning as a result of Lockdown.

In Maths at the start of term practical place value elicitation activities to assess children’s understanding and gaps that have been created as a result of Lockdown.

3:2 day approach – 3 days place value and 2 days Geometry/Measure.

English slow write to get a base line assessment at the start.

Children identified for phonics assessment, with phonics tracker being used to identify gaps.

Phonics intervention.

Smaller units of writing.

Milestone objectives identified by LA being addressed.

How are we supporting our SEND/PP children? 

Daily catch up /intervention time across the whole school.

SEN provision maps with SMART targets.

Social stories sent home for identified children about their return to school. What school would look like and the changes that had been made.

Contact made with parents to identify worries with specific children.