As a result of the pandemic in 2020, when children returned to schools in September, we received some additional funding to support children catch up on learning lost during the spring and summer terms, known as catch-up funding. The amount received by Fen Drayton Primary School is approximately £7000.
We began to spend this in November 2020, by employing a teacher to work three afternoons a week with children from Years 1, 2 and 3 on English and Maths. Children were withdrawn from lessons for short sessions to improve their phonic knowledge, reading, writing, spelling and maths. The teacher worked closely with the children's regular class teachers in order to plan the sessions and to feedback outcomes.
These interventions have continued every week during the second half of the Autumn term 2020, but changes are planned for early 2021 and this information will be updated then.