Catch Up

Access to the Full Curriculum

We believe that the children in our school should have access to an exciting broad and balanced curriculum. Hand washing, staggered starts, lunches and finish times have meant that the school day is shorter however we strive to provide the full curriculum for the children. This has created many challenges for teachers but we are committed to ensuring that your children will experience every subject as they would do normally. Teachers plan exciting lessons across all subjects. Please look at your child’s termly subject overview  to find out some of the things your children will be learning  and check your child’s class page on the school website to find out their topics for the rest of the year. Children’s mental health and wellbeing are high on our agenda so each class has at least one PSHE session per week where they can discuss feelings and behaviours. They will have specific SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) lessons as well as circle times and time for reflection to support their 'recovery' into school. There are four trained mental health first aiders in school that help to monitor the children's well-being. Families can also access additional mental health support through Catholic care should they need it.

Catch Up Intervention

Schools are receiving additional funding in their budgets to support children in catching up. Children who have fallen behind may receive small group intervention or 1 to 1 tuition to help them to catch up. These children will be identified at different points throughout the year. The children will receive a variety of catch up interventions, such as targeted support in reading and phonics, basic skills in writing and Maths. The intervention will vary depending upon the year group and need of each individual child.

 

Maths and English

It would be impossible for teachers to teach, and for pupils to learn, all of the content which has been missed during the first lockdown as well as all of the required objectives necessary to be expected in their current year group. As a result, the teachers are using planning documents which help them to identify only the most important objectives from the previous year – those objectives which are necessary for the children to make progress and those which complement their current year group’s objectives.  The links below will direct you to your child’s amended objectives for the year. 

 

English (including reading, writing and Speaking & Listening):

EYFS

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

 

Maths:

The school uses the White Rose Maths Hub schemes of work to ensure appropriate, progressive Maths coverage. They have adapted the planning documents and expectations for each year group to include the key learning from the previous year: https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/primary-sols/

The following documents are guides that also inform the teachers' planning:

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

 

To see our plans for the Catch Up spending, please see the action plan  HERE.

To see EEF Guidance on using the Catch Up funding, please see their article HERE.