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Covid-19 Catch Up Funding

Wilden VA Primary School has been allocated £3520

Our Covid-19 Catch-Up Funding Grant will be spent on purchasing the following online packages: Mymaths and Bug Club online reading books. Mymaths provides complete curriculum coverage from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. It offers interactive lessons, “booster packs” for revision, and assignable homeworks and worksheets, along with a wealth of resources that will help deliver our teaching in the classroom and at home to develop pupils' confidence and fluency in maths. In Bug Club's online reading world, children can choose their own avatar, read new eBooks allocated to them, re-read eBooks they have read before and collect and view rewards linked to their reading progress. Children earn rewards by completing the fun interactive quizzes in each book to earn Bug points. Some of the grant will also be spent on extra phonics reading books and books on mindfulness and mental health.

The school has also bought the Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme which provides the planning to teaching PSHE across the primary age range. It contains progressive entitlement frameworks setting out expected coverage in each age group. The teaching materials comprise over 60 units of work, which include comprehensive teaching materials and linked resources, covering the strands Myself and My Relationships, Healthy and Safer Lifestyles, Citizenship and Economic Wellbeing. There are also enrichment units on topics such as Body Image and E-safety. The programme also contains tool kits on SRE, Drug Education, Anti-bullying and Healthy Eating, which will enable us to develop our own whole school approach.

The effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of our pupils will be assessed through testing (Maths and Reading) our children during the three assessment points in the year. Pupils, parents and staff will also be asked to fill in a questionnaire in relation to how these programmes have benefited their children in terms of academic progress and in personal, social and health development.