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Learning to Enjoy and Achieve

Learning to Enjoy and Achieve


What this area will help me to learn?

We will be supporting pupils to have moments here they feel success and can engage in moments of enjoyment and achievement which may feel usual to being in school. This will be within pupil’s abilities and easily accessible recognising that when pupils have experienced trauma, their abilities to learn new concepts and be challenged is less. We use things that are familiar to children to explore when processing events in their lives and planned provision will focus on what is familiar. i.e. play provision that enables exploration, familiar structures in the day, brain breaks, mindfulness sessions, independent learning, PSHE sessions, assemblies.


What that may look like?

We will use familiar curriculum type sessions that pupils will be used to that provide children with experiences that feel like “the norm”. We will be providing enjoyable activities which provide children with “fun” so that they can rejuvenate with positive endorphins and want to engage.


Sessions which will feel familiar will be different for each class group but ideas will be:

  • Cooperative learning sessions where children are encouraged to praise each other
  • Brain breaks and learning games
  • Curriculum sessions that provide familiar structures (like phonics, maths, guided reading)
  • Independent learning sessions
  • Music and performing arts
  • Outdoor play
  • Story time


Learning in these sessions will link to previous and current topic learning or children’s key interests and motivators. Children will have missed out on many opportunities being at home that they are naturally exposed to at school like peer play, active opportunities and experiences which develop their cognition and learning and these will be built into each day to support children to have a broad range of opportunity, experience and fun.