Below is the Year Group Curriculum overview for the Summer Term, which gives details of what your child will be learning this term.
We know that children have found lockdown and remote learning challenging. We do not seek to minimise or dismiss impact. Children are resilient and become more resilient if treated with respect, listened to and given the chance to use their imagination, make connections and find their feet.
School needs to support all children, none more so than children with SEND, to re-adapt to learning in a larger environment and reassure children who've been attending school in person. Reassure children and talk to them about what's happening so they feel more prepared for having more of their peers in school with them. Using visual cues and social stories can help settle children. Please refer to our supporting children with SEND with learning document in the COVID section of our website.
Now that children have returned to learning at school, the role for APS staff is to help children re-engage with their peers, staff, their learning and further develop their confidence. We need to further develop self-esteem and confidence so that children can communicate their emotions and feelings. To use the skills gained from remote learning in other contexts to make connections to ensure that what we teach now, they understand. We also need to develop their stamina, concentration and continue to work on resilience.
Reading is fundamental to learning so it would be very much appreciated if you could continue to read with your child on a daily basis.
During the Summer Term, APS will prioritise non-academic activities at first to support children to settle back into the classroom and routines. Most of our children will be re-adjusting from a lengthy time at home, and need to re-build emotional resilience and stamina in the classroom, whilst also having fun. Our aim with our curriculum is to ensure that all children are ready for their next year of learning, whichever year group this may be. Due to the weekly overviews being well-received by you all, we are continuing with this document so that you are continually informed of what your child is learning each week. Therefore, support can be continued at home too.
APS has strengthened our approach to coronavirus-related wellbeing issues – please see our Wellbeing Support Handbook March 21, part of our continued Whole, Happy Healthy strategy and as a result we will be looking to identify warning signs in children in order to support your child.
As always, if you have any questions, please do send an email to the year group email address or call the school office and we will get back to you as soon as we can.