Autumn Term 2020
At the beginning of the Autumn Term, staff will not be teaching a full curriculum. Instead, we will be focussing on emotional, social and physical skills as well as ensuring that the children have grasped the basics from the previous year in reading, writing and maths. We have tried to make the focus of the curriculum flexible enough to allow plenty of time to spend on the wellbeing aspects (ie socialisation and friendship building). It will also allow time for establishing new routines, settling in activities and the new behaviour policy.
All year groups will be themed around a song, which reflects our school so that we can introduce a sense of being ‘whole’ even though they will more separated than usual by being in bubbles. This song will be chosen by the class from a selection suggested by the teacher. At the end of the unit, we will have a virtual celebration where each class will share their song and work/learning.
Sessions will be short and broken up using brain breaks or active minutes, for example 20 minutes’ maths then playdough to build up fine motor skills. There will be lots of opportunities for the children to be independent and practical.
We will pick a song based on school values from a selection. Work will be linked to this e.g.
e.g. write own verse to song, poetry work, word meaning
Throughout the day:
Virtual – mix of teacher led and Oak Academy ones