We recognise that this year has been very disrupted for many pupils and as a result of Covid-19, there has been a loss of learning for some. The national summer school programme aims to help a selection of pupils, predominantly year 6, to catch up with their learning and support a smooth transition to secondary school in September 2021.
Our summer schools will focus on developing pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills by engaging them in learning both inside and outside of the classroom. This will be delivered through a well-planned literacy and numeracy programme integrated with cross-curricular STEM and creative activities. In addition, pupils will participate in a wide range of team building and physical education lessons which plan to help pupils to build their social skills and to re-engage them in physical activity. The summer school will also offer a variety of different science lessons, comprising biology, physics and chemistry, including a number of exciting practical experiments. There will also be lessons which take pupils outside of the classroom and encourage creativity; these lesson will focus on design and teamwork. Throughout the summer school there will be pastoral time where staff can discuss any concerns or anxieties that pupils may have. Each day will finish with a reflection session where pupils can discuss the day and identify what they have learnt and what they have enjoyed most.
We hope our summer school programme will motivate our pupils and inspire them in their learning and creativity while also encouraging them to engage in a range of sporting activities.