Supporting wellbeing through literacy teaching: resources for your recovery curriculum

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We know that in schools and nurseries you'll be prioritising wellbeing as children return to your classrooms and settings. You will be conscious that Lockdown has presented challenges unique to each child, impacting their personal and emotional development as well as their learning. New arrangements are likely to feel unfamiliar and unsettling for everyone.

Taking in to account the five levers of the recovery curriculum, we’ve gathered resources and information to help you support the transition back to school, ensuring that pupils feel secure, are able to re-establish friendships and can find their voices.

The activities are designed to allow children and young people to reflect on their experiences, and bond with classmates and teachers. They also provide opportunities to revisit and build on literacy skills, laying foundations for learning in the year ahead. We hope they will support you as you reconnect with pupils and your wider community.

Resources based on the Book of Hopes

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    Book of Hopes - recovery curriculum resources

    A collection of primary resource packs inspired by The Book of Hopes
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    Wellbeing and literacy: Hope

    Resources inspired by hope to help you support children's wellbeing and literacy as they return to the classroom.
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    The Book of Hopes teaching sequences for Year 6 and 7

    Our free teaching sequences based on The Book of Hopes will help teachers support students in the transition to secondary school.
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More recovery curriculum resources

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    Beyond Words

    In partnership with the Bupa Foundation, Cheltenham Festival and Mind, we launch a new creative writing project to help young people express their feelings about this extraordinary year.
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  • NewsWise: Reporting News

    Happy News Project

    This Happy News project focuses on wellbeing and develops teamwork, speaking and listening skills and journalistic writing and reading skills.
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  • Early years

    Back to nursery and reception: wellbeing resources

    Easy-to-deliver resources designed to help children settle into the nursery and classroom environment.
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    Count down to nursery

    A resource to help you support families as they begin or return to nursery
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    Back to school: literacy and wellbeing activities

    Books and easy-to-deliver activities to help children transition back to school.
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  • CLPE recovery curriculum

    CLPE Teaching Notes for Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

    Our friends at CLPE have created this whole-school unit of work around Oliver Jeffers' fabulous book
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Research and insight

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    Children and young people’s reading in 2020 before and during the COVID-19 lockdown

    This report outlines findings from our tenth Annual Literacy Survey relating to children and young people’s reading in 2020, in addition to findings from our survey of...
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    Children and young people’s writing during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020

    This report outlines findings from our tenth Annual Literacy Survey relating to children and young people’s writing in 2020, alongside findings from our survey of children...
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    A Recovery Curriculum: Loss and Life for our children and schools post pandemic

    Introduction to the five levers for a recovery curriculum from Evidence for Learning
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