Our Curriculum

At Eastcombe Primary School we pride ourselves on a broad, rich and deep curriculum which enables our learners to ‘Aim High, Believe and Achieve’. We are determined to develop well rounded individuals who are on a journey to becoming life long learners, this is achieved through a personalised curriculum. The substance of our education creates and changes life chances. Below you will find links providing you with information about our curriculum. We deliver a rolling program of topics, ensuring each year group is taught the National Curriculum Statutory Requirements and more. More detailed plans can be found on each class page, showing the current topic and curriculum areas of study. If you require a paper copy then please ask at the office and this can be provided.

Blended Curriculum

We are now offering a blended curriculum. This is where our children can learn through face to face teaching in the classroom, or via an online digital platform. This remote learning package will be high quality, safe and align as closely as possible to our in-school provision. The remote learning will be integrated into existing school curriculum planning and will be required when a class, group or individuals need to self-isolate, if there is a COVID-19 related absence, or if there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to stay at home.

Principles of remote learning;

  • A consistent whole school approach to online digital platforms
  • Access to high quality remote education resources
  • A well planned curriculum sequence that is linked to the school’s curriculum where knowledge and skills are built
  • Children will be set meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects
  • Clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher or high quality teaching videos and/or resources
  • An offer that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school.
  • Online tools should be used to allow pupil interaction, assessment and feedback.

At Eastcombe Primary School we have decided to use ClassDojo as our online digital platform. Each teacher will use this to set remote learning when it is required. 

Catch up Curriculum or Recovery Curriculum

The Government has announced that each school will receive funding for a ‘catch-up curriculum or recovery curriculum’. This funding will be released to schools in three tranches and is to be used for enabling pupils to ‘catch up’ on lost teaching time during lockdown. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. Guidance has been issued on how best to spend this money and schools are accountable for how it is being used.

Principles of catch up plans;

  • Pupils need to be emotionally settled before catch up plans are started
  • Catch up should be intense, time limited, focused on key knowledge
  • Specific groups of pupils should be targeted
  • Catch up can be in class time or as an intervention delivered by teachers or teaching assistants
  • Teachers need to check pupils for gaps in knowledge and plan accordingly

Staff at Eastcombe Primary School have already started thinking about how our children will ‘catch-up’. Initial plans include;

  1. Intervention groups for Phonics, Maths, Spelling, GPS (Grammar Punctuation & Spelling) and reading
  2. Individual catch up sessions for pupils to include reading, phonics, handwriting and number work
  3. Children who are currently on My Plans will automatically be included in the catch-up interventions
  4. Children who will be included in catch-up plans will be identified by class teachers

It is our intention that the Coronavirus catch-up premium will be spent on additional Teaching Assistant hours to enable individual and group work to be implemented by either the class teachers or the teaching assistants themselves.

 

We are currently developing ‘Our Curriculum’ web page further. Come back soon.