Bradley Nursery School
Our Recovery Curriculum
We are aware that children will have had a broad range of experiences during the Covid Pandemic and associated lockdowns. They will have directly and indirectly experienced loss in many different forms.
During lockdown many children lost routines, freedoms, relationships and social interactions. As a result they will have lived through and have a felt sense of collective trauma and uncertainty, which as a school community we need to support them with. Such young children are also soaking up a sea of adult anxiety, anxiety that they are unable to articulate and do not understand.
In addition many of our children have experienced a massive change in the way they accessed their learning. Some have accessed learning in school in very small bubble groups, some have accessed our school’s home learning resources and many others have not been able to access this at all. Children’s experiences will vary from child to child, therefore we must have an approach that supports each individual and their needs.
We will focus on putting the children’s social, emotional development and wellbeing at the centre of our Recovery Curriculum. This will in turn support greater engagement and a readiness to learn.
The 5 Stages of Recovery
(Barry Carpenter CBE – ‘A Recovery Curriculum –Loss and Life for our children and schools post pandemic’)
We will look at aspects of learning that children may have had fewer opportunities to explore, such as Early Maths, Mark Making and Writing. We will do this by talking with families as well as observing, assessing and noting what children can do and what their next steps might be.
Nevertheless our expectations will remain high and learning routines and structures will be consistently applied.
Kay Burke - Headteacher