Recovery Curriculum

Recovery Curriculum and Maths at Highfields 2021-2023

The DfE published the 2021 progression guidance which identifies the most important conceptual knowledge and understanding that pupils need as they progress from year 1 to year 6. These important concepts are referred to as ready-to-progress criteria and provide a coherent, linked framework to support pupils’ mastery of the primary mathematics curriculum to help schools identify key learning for pupils who have been impacted by disruption to learning caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.

During the Year 2021-2022 our Year 1 class will follow the White Rose overview to focus on key units of learning with a mixture of Power Maths and White Rose resources to help them catch up from any missed learning during coronavirus lockdowns. This will help staff to use Power Maths more flexibly over this recovery period. Most of our Reception pupils attended Reception during 20-21, with remote learning provided for those pupils who were isolating, but we have found that more pupils have been impacted by coronavirus during the Autumn term of Year 1. Therefore, we have streamlined and consolidated last year’s summer learning from Reception within this academic year’s work for Year 1 pupils. PUMA assessments have been introduced to support teacher assessments in order for us to analyse and address any gaps in understanding for our children and Power Jam is being used to help target support at home from parents to consolidate maths concepts.

In the academic year 2022-2023 we will be taking our current Year 1 pupils into our first ever Year 2 cohort. If there are still gaps in learning despite our catch up curriculum we will prioritise these units based on the White Rose recovery overview to help us use our Power Maths lessons more flexibly. Power Jam, MyMaths and TT Rockstars will be used to support home learning.

In the academic year 2022-2023 we will be opening our new Year 3 class, pulling together pupils from various different schools into one new cohort. Their experience of maths from across their schools and the impact of coronavirus and lockdown measures may mean that we need to focus on a recovery curriculum for this year group also. We will use PUMA assessment materials and end of unit checks as well as teacher assessment to ensure that this cohort are fully prepared for the rest of their journey through KS2. Power Jam, MyMaths and TT Rockstars will be used to support home learning.

Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach will be used throughout KS2 as well as KS1 and EYFS.