Sundridge and Brasted CE Primary School

You are the light of the whole world

The 2020 Recovery Curriculum

Our recovery curriculum – holistic recovery, for all.

The Levers

These 5 levers will underpin all we do

Lever 1

Relationships – reach out and greet. Don’t automatically expect them to return joyful

Lever 2

Community – engage, listen, understand, grow together

Lever 3

Metacognition – Explicitly scaffold teaching to grow confidence as a learner

Lever 4

Transparent curriculum – co-construct to show them how you are addressing the gaps

Lever 5

Space – to be, to rediscover self-image, concept, esteem and confidence


The aim of our Recovery Curriculum is to ensure that all children have a secure attachment and learning profile. We know that securely attached children are more likely to be:

Better problem solvers

Co-operative and self-regulating

More curious

Less likely to develop emotional and behavioural problems

Have increased quality and duration of learning

More socially empathetic and less based in interpreting behaviour of others

Have higher academic achievement

More self-aware (Self-knowledge)


We will use the Leuven criteria to assess Well-being and Involvement


High quality basics teaching

Clear progression of skills


Forest School

Religious Education

Readers Workshop

Daily Handwriting

No Nonsense Spelling


Times Tables


Inspire maths programme


Power of Reading


Progression of skills docs for all foundation subjects

PSHE progression of skills

Daily Mindfulness

Happiness/Calm boxes


All classes to continue to use the outside spaces for at least 3 sessions a week but ideally once a day. Elements of the Forest School curriculum that can be safely implemented by staff should be

All classes to continue using the RE Scheme ‘Understanding Christianity’ and the Kent Agreed RE Syllabus



Our recovery curriculum – holistic recovery, for all.


Hook: Author Study on Rachel Bright. This series of picture books written by Rachel Bright and illustrated by Jim Field are the perfect books to support us in teaching into the Recovery Curriculum. Within each book, the children will meet characters who have to overcome anxieties and difficulties in order to enjoy their life to the full, grow in independence and realise that change does not need to be seen as a bad thing.


The Way Home for Wolf - Stubborn wolf cub Wilf doesn't want help from anyone. Not from his friends or his family. Whatever it is, he can do it all by himself. But when Wilf finds himself lost and alone in the chill of the Arctic night, he discovers something important: sometimes we all need the helping hand of a friend


The Squirrels who squabble - Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ...


The Lion Inside – In a dry dusty place where the sand sparkled gold, stood a mighty flat rock, all craggy and old. And under that rock in a tinyful house, lived the littlest, quietest, meekest brown mouse. Fed up of being ignored by the other animals, Mouse wishes he could roar like Lion. But, as he discovers, even the biggest, bossiest people are scared sometimes ... and even the smallest creatures can have the heart of a lion!


The Koala who Could - Meet Kevin. A koala who likes to keep things the same. Exactly the same. But sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not... And, as Kevin discovers, if you step outside your comfort zone and try new things, you might just surprise yourself!