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Autumn Term 2020 Curriculum Plans

Following the extended period of school change during the Covid 19 pandemic, we have made some temporary alterations to our curriculum. These changes have been implemented to ensure that all our pupils returning in September have access to a nurturing and welcoming approach to learning and re-establishes strong learning behaviours.

01486We will prioritise key subject areas: Reading, Writing, Phonics, Maths and PHSCE and will work on a whole school Wellbeing theme for Autumn 1. Teachers will plan high quality lessons around key texts which cover objectives missed from the previous year group's objectives in these subjects in the summer term.

In Autumn 2 we intend to cover the non-core subject content which was missed in the summer term in order to ensure no child is left behind or has gaps in their learning. Again, core subject progress will be prioritised throughout and content will be delivered through high quality themed texts.

This curriculum will be constantly under review and will be flexible and responsive to our pupil's needs. The intention is that, from January 2021, all year groups will be in a position to work on their Age-related curricular objectives.

​We use Letters and Sounds for our phonics curriculum, supported by the Jolly Phonics scheme actions and broadly use Oxford Reading Tree as our reading scheme although this is supplemented by other texts for breadth and range.

Please find curriculum overview documents for years 1-6 below. Our EYFS pupils will follow the EYFS profile curriculum as usual, again with a heavy focus on nurture and positive wellbeing.

Recovery Curriculum - Year 1
Recovery Curriculum - Year 2
Recovery Curriculum - Year 3
Recovery Curriculum - Year 4
Recovery Curriculum - Year 5
Recovery Curriculum - Year 6

Eastwood provides a full, broad, balanced and creative curriculum.

We ensure that the curriculum reflects the many different cultures in today's society and that all children's heritage and language are fully valued and respected. We aim to provide equal opportunities for all pupils and adults in our school community. We place a high value on first hand experiences, and regular outdoor learning experiences are planned for the children throughout the year. Older children also have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip.

The teaching of personal, social, health, sex and relationships education in the school follows national curriculum guidelines. All staff in school promote an attitude of care and respect for others. Parents do however have the right to withdraw their children from these sessions should they feel it necessary to do so. Alternative provision will be made in consultation with the Headteacher.

The approach to the teaching of Religious Education and worship follows SACRE, Bradford guidelines being neither denominational nor dogmatic. Parents also have the right to withdraw their children from these sessions should they feel it necessary to do so.

Outdoor PE takes place on the hardcore playground and occasionally in Victoria Park. All children must wear school PE kit (see the uniform policy) which can be ordered from the school office. Older pupils use additional facilities at the Leisure Centre. They also have the opportunity to go swimming in small single sex groups.

We teach ICT through a range of media including laptops, desktops, film technology, kindles, notebooks and tablets. As such we are very aware of the need to ensure your children are safe on the Internet and in using this technology. We teach the children the rules of internet safety as an integral part of the curriculum and run parent sessions to ensure your children are as safe as they can be at home as well.

We teach a range of modern foreign languages in school including Bangla, Urdu, French and Spanish.

For more detail about our curriculum, please contact the school office on 01535 610212 or office@eastwoodcommunityschool.co.uk stating your enquiry is about the school curriculum.

Arrangements for Children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities

​Eastwood is an inclusive school. ​As an inclusive school, we are very aware of and compliant with the statutory duties as set out in the Equality Act 2010 and 2014 SEND Regulations. We adapt our curriculum to meet the needs of all our pupils to ensure they are able to access learning appropriate for their individual needs. We work within the Code of Practice issued by the DCSF and Bradford LEA guidelines and all children with identified Special Educational Needs and Disabilities have an Individual Provision Map (IPM).

Parents of children identified as having SEND are invited to school to discuss the issues with a view to consulting outside agencies, possibly leading to extra classroom support.

These arrangements also include provision for the more able and gifted children.

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