With the nation’s children returning to school, or starting for the first time, we wanted to share with you the approach we are taking to welcome them back and re-engage them into learning. This approach is called the ‘Recovery Curriculum’ and takes into account the varied experiences that our children and families might have had during the lockdown period and the partial return to school. Thinking about the curriculum in a new light has helped us to focus on what we see as really important and structure an approach that suits our setting and the needs of our community.
We learnt so much in the time away from ‘normal’ schooling, and there are many aspects that are taking forward into our new normal. These range from an opportunity to re-explore what is important to us as a school, and what we feel our learners need. From building strong, working relationships with our families and stakeholders, to reflecting on the school day and its structure, and how this will be adapted to suit the needs of our learners more effectively. This includes reflecting on ‘how’ we teach our children, not just ‘what’ we teach.