In March 2020, Covid-19 turned the world upside down. Very quickly, we all had to adapt and find new ways to educate our children. Throughout this time, it was our goal to continue to provide the best curriculum possible for all children. We used a range of strategies to best meet their needs at each stage and learnt new skills to be able to deliver a meaningful curriculum remotely.
During periods of lockdown, we maintain our thematic approach to teaching however our topics are shortened to 2 weeks for both in-school and remote learning. A broad curriculum continues to be taught both in school and remotely with our children at home enjoying subjects such as music and PE via learning platforms or pre-recoreded by our specialist teachers.
We are hopeful that we have now seen the end of long periods of lockdown and class closure, that said, one thing the last 18 months has taught is that we need to be flexible and we need to be ready for change.
This document tells you more about our remote learning offer and will answer some of the questions you may have about what to expect should your child need to learn from home.
In February, we asked parents/carers of children who are learning at home and the children themselves, to complete a survey about their experiences and whether they thought there was anything we could do to improve. They were overwhelmingly positive surveys, with some constructive and helpful feedback. Here you can view the School's responses to the surveys.
Our broad and balanced curriculum
'The learning environment, both in the school and outside, provides exciting and stimulating learning opportunities for children to develop their skills across the curriculum',
Ofsted, March 2018
At our school we pride ourselves on providing the very best education for our children. Our curriculum is exciting and engaging; full of opportunities for children to learn independently, ask questions, speak about their ideas and learn outside of the classroom.
In each phase, we follow national requirements however, by working creatively and linking subjects together through topics, we have added some extra learning opportunites through theme days and CLASP (Creative Learning Arts Sports and Performance) sessions such as St.John's Ambulance 1st Aid Courses, Let's Cook!, Commando Joe and Orienteering.
Click on the sub sections to find out more about what your child is learning in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 over the next year.
Click this link to be taken to a page where you can view the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2. Here you can read about what your child should have learnt by the end of each Key Stage.
Bewsey Lodge is an inclusive Primary School and aims to provide quality first teaching to every child who comes through our door.
We house 2 Designated Provision Classes in both EYFS/Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, the places in these classes are given by the Local Authority to children who have a specific special educational need cited through an Educational Health and Care (EHC) Plan. These classes make our school extra special as our children learn from a very early age that everyone is different. Our DP children integrate with the mainstream classes wherever possible and our children learn to care, respect and look out for one another from day one.
We recognise that all children are different and ensure that the needs of every child in our care are being met through effective use of assessment, detailed planning and the use of up-to-date resources and monitored intervention strategies. But equally importantly, we get to know our children and their families. We understand that life has its ups and downs and that children progress and develop at different rates. We are here to support both out children and their families and ensure that any challenges or barriers that maybe present, for whatever reason, can be worked through and overcome.