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Learning Recovery


On children’s initial return to Cedars Primary and Nursery (September 2020), children’s well-being and personal development will be prioritised.

In Nursery and Reception children’s knowledge will be baselined in the 7 areas of learning of the early year’s foundation stage curriculum. In Key Stage 1 and 2 children’s gaps in knowledge in phonics, reading, writing and maths will be identified using assessment for learning combined with some informal tests/quizzes and standardised tests.

From the children’s early years baseline in Nursery, the prime areas of learning, including: communication and language, personal, social and emotional development (PSED) and physical development will be prioritised. For children in reception, gaps in children’s language, early reading and mathematics will be prioritised.

In key stage 1 and 2 re-establishing strong progress in phonics and reading, increasing vocabulary, writing and maths will take precedence.

The curriculum will remain broad with a full set of subjects taught over the year including science, computing, history, geography, art and design, design and technology, modern foreign language, music, physical education and relationships and health education.

Remote Education will be developed so that it can be integrated into curriculum planning.

Our aim is for most of our children to be taught the school’s normal curriculum in all subjects by summer term 2021.