2020-21 Curriculum

Our curriculum in 2020-21 looks a little different to most years, as we look at how we make the most of the learning children have completed at home during 2020. We will build on each child's learning experiences to support every child in our school to soar.
 
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will soar with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.

Isaiah 40:31
 
We are incredibly proud of our Royal School pupils and their families.  We might all have different starting places in this year's curriculum but each child brings something unique to our learning experience and enriches the lives of those they work with.

2020-21 Virtual Leaning Overview

Scenario 1

A child is away from school waiting for a COVID-19 test result. (1-5 days)

 

Scenario 2

A child is away from school for up to 14 days following a positive test or a request to isolate from track and trace.

 

Scenario 3

A child is away beyond 14 days because they are shielding as advised by a medical practitioner

 

Day 1-5 of absence

Day 6-14 of absence

There are consolidation activities on the VLE for children to begin on the first day away from school.  From the second day the learning will be aligned to learning in the classroom.

Children will be able to join the class for assemblies at 1.40pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week.

The classroom teacher will keep in touch via email and through the VLE.

Work should be uploaded daily from the second day of absence and the teacher will feed back and comment on at least two pieces of work each day.

Learning will be aligned to the classroom curriculum.

Work will continue to be uploaded onto the VLE daily.

Children will submit work daily and teachers will feedback and comment on at least two pieces of work daily.

As well as assemblies, there will be at least two opportunities each day to join the class virtually for classroom lessons.

The classroom teacher will continue to keep in touch by email and the VLE.

There will be the opportunity for an individual or small group virtual tutorial with the teacher on a Wednesday.

 

 

 

Scenario 4

A group of more than 15 children in one year group are away or one or multiple bubbles have been closed.

 

 

Day 1 of absence

Day 2 onwards

There are consolidation activities on the VLE for children to begin on the first day away from school. 

 

Work should be uploaded daily.

The “playground” channel will be opened on the VLE so that children can chat to others in the class.  This channel will be monitored by the teaching staff.

There will be a timetable of virtual lessons on the VLE.  That continues with the planned curriculum.

 

Children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 will work on whole class, group and independent work each day from 9.30am - 11–30am and from 1pm -3pm.  Children will also have a 45 minute PE challenge to fit into their day.

 

Children in Wrens will have four twenty minute virtual whole class or group activities each day.  All other tasks for wrens will be play-based practical ideas to complete at home.

 

 

 

There will be approximately four hours of activities each day.  On your child’s class page there are eight channels for each class as detailed below.  There will be a learning activity on each channel, other than the playground and general channels for each day.    The general channel will be for notices and announcements from staff as well as timetables.  The playground channel will be opened up if more than 15 children in the class need to be away from school for more than one day.

 

Wrens

Robins

Puffins

Owls

Swans

Physical Development

PE

PE

PE

PE

Communication and language

Phonics/spelling activity/handwriting

Phonics/spelling activity/handwriting

Spelling/timetables/

handwriting

Spelling/timetables/handwriting

Personal, social and emotional development

Reading

Reading

Reading

Reading

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Literacy

Topic/writing

Topic/writing

Topic/writing

Topic/writing

Understanding the world

Science/art/music

Science/art/music

Science/art/music

Science/art/music

Expressive arts and design

Playground

Playground

Playground

Playground

General

General

General

General

General

 

 

                                   

 
Covid-19 Government Catch-up Funding
 
The Royal School plan to use the allocated funding to release teachers to enable them to plan and provide interventions for children that require extra support after the disrupted 2019-20 school year.
 
The report of spending will be updated here at the end of each long term.