Recovery Curriculum


At Abingdon we have put in place a Recovery Curriculum to ensure that all children settle back into school well this half term and begin to pick up from the correct starting points following the school closures. 

There are 4 key areas we are focusing on:

1) Supporting our children to build positive relationships with others

Many of our children will require support to rebuild their strong relationships they once had in school. 

To support this area, our curriculum will

- build in opportunities to develop turn taking and sharing. 

- provide children with independent learning opportunities to develop joint play

- ensure adults build in opportunities to give sole attention to pupils to rebuild relationships. 

- build in PSHE opportunities to explore which adults in school keep us safe, and how they do that. 


2) Supporting our children to manage their feelings and behaviours

We also believe many of our children might experience emotions and feelings that they may not have had in the past. Our recovery curriculum will support pupils to relearn the positive behaviour they may have forgotten outside the school environment and we will equip out children with self-regulation strategies to help them feel safe and calm. 

To support this area, our curriculum will

- be built around clear routines and communication for all children

- build in opportunities for children to express themselves and share their experiences during the school closures. 

- make use of clear behaviour expectations, focused wholly on our behaviour policy.

- build in tools to support children in communication, such as circle time, mindfulness sessions and even yoga! 


3) Supporting our children to enjoy school and make excellent progress

We wish for all of our children to experience once again the many moments of success and achievement in school. 

To support this area, our curriculum will

- provide sessions that will be familiar to our children

- provide opportunities for our children to engage in some independent learning

- revisit basic skills and further develop fluency

- makjng use of group work within bubbles (eg RWI phonics group)

- make use of resources that our children are familiar with (such as maths equipment and word mats for example).


4) Supporting our children's physical health and well-being

We also understand that many of our children will need to re-engage with physical health and well-being routines, whilst also learning new routines to keep themselves and others safe with regards to infection control.  

To support this area, our curriculum will

- include sessions that explore how school life and the learning environment is different to how it used to be.

- seek to teach children explicitly about hand washing and hygiene practice

- ensure all children are clear on the new expectations in school and know where to go if they have any questions or concerns. 


Additionally, we will be carrying out careful assessments of our children with regards to their academic progress. We understand that our children's experiences during the home-learning period may vary from one individual to another. With that in mind, we will be ensuring that our curriculum matches the needs of our children, using teacher assessments in class, and planning to address any gaps that are discovered.

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Abingdon Primary School

Abingdon Road, South Reddish
Stockport SK5 7ET

Joanne Murray

0161 480 4531

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