September 2020 Opening

Redfield Edge Primary School will open to all pupils from the Wednesday 2nd September 2020 and the staff are very excited to have the whole school family together again. 

School will look different both in terms of the school buildings and how the school day will run. Please see the information ‘here’ for guidance. 

In terms of teaching and learning please see the information below to gain a full understanding of what the children will be learning in Term 1. 

The Recovery Curriculum

Recovery Curriculum Road Map Sept 2020

You may have heard, in the news, the term ‘recovery curriculum’ being used in relation to pupils returning to school in September.
After up to 6 months of home schooling for some pupils, schools are revising their curriculum offer to meet the needs of all of their children after such an unprecedented time.
How a school responds to the needs of its children will differ from school to school, and there is a lot to consider. Although approaches may look different from one school to another there are some core principals which all schools should follow.
Firstly, it is important to think about what the children have lost.
These are known as the Five Losses

Routine                  Structure                Friendship

Opportunity               Freedom 

 It will be vital to bare these in mind when planning learning opportunities and setting expectations. Children will need time and space to reconnect with the staff and their peers in school, re-establishing friendships and trust. It will be important for the children to understand the rules and become familiar with school routines in order to help them settle and feel safe in their environment.
Secondly, it will be very important for the children to learn about COVID-19. We are all living through history and our children’s children will learn about this period of time in their history lessons in the future. The children need to gain an understanding of what has happened and have the chance to express how they feel about it through subjects such as art, drama and music. Stimuli such as poems, images, video clips and art all linked to the pandemic in some way, will inspire the children to express their thoughts, ask questions and process their understanding which will, in time, help them to then move on in a positive way.
Timetabling will play a big part in how the children respond to coming back to school. We have noticed how incredibly tired the children are, who have already returned. Short bursts of learning will be appropriate with an aim to increase stamina over time. Hands on experiences, outdoor learning opportunities, mindfulness tasks and time and space to adapt are key.
It will be important to bring joy into learning, giving the children opportunities to have fun, laugh and enjoy what they are doing. Many children will have dis-engaged during this time and re-engaging them and developing their self-motivation will be key to how quickly they settle and begin to fill in the gaps in learning that will have developed over time.
Support for children who have experienced bereavement, trauma, high levels of anxiety and attachment difficulties will be in place. This could be through 1:1 intervention, small group activities or whole family support.
One of the most important things to remember is not to rush.

An anxious child is not a learning child.

 The Mental health and well being of the children will always be the most important thing. If we get that right, if the children feel safe and happy in school, the learning will come.

June Reopening

To support parents in understanding the measures we have put in place in line with Government guidance please watch our videos made by the staff by clicking on the pictures below. 




Welcome to our School

Dear Parents and Carers

‘Striving to be the best version of ourselves.’      

On behalf of the staff, governors and pupils here at Redfield Edge Primary School, I offer you a warm welcome to our school. We are a small, one form entry Primary School situated in the village of Oldland Common on the outskirts of Bristol.

I am incredibly proud to be the Head Teacher of such an inspirational, caring school, which has the children’s learning experiences and well being at the heart of everything we do.
We understand that each child’s learning journey may look a little different, and we strive to ensure all of our pupils are supported and challenged effectively to enable them to be the best they can be.

Our curriculum is enriched and engaging with fantastic opportunities for all children to enjoy and feel inspired by. Learning is well-structured and challenging and all children are encouraged to meet high expectations academically, socially and morally.
Everyone at Redfield Edge is valued. We work hard to make sure that each child feels safe and respected, and demonstrates our school values on a daily bases.

We have a fantastic team of Governors; compassionate and professional staff; an engaged and hardworking Friends group; as well as a highly supportive group of parents and carers working together to ensure we deliver the best possible education for all of our pupils.

We have high aspirations for all our pupils. We work hard to enable children to develop self-confidence and independence, while recognising that each and everyone has a part to play as a responsible member of our learning community, wider community and the world we live in.
We are all proud to be part of the Redfield Edge family.

School Development Plan 2019 – 2022      Propectus 2019-2020

Our Vision
We are rooted in the heart of the community and committed to providing high quality education for all our pupils, ensuring they can be the best version of themselves. We provide eye-opening opportunities, inspiring our pupils to challenge their thinking and thrive, whilst exploring the world around them. We nurture and grow confident and passionate life-long learners.

Our Values

You are most welcome to come and see the school at work and talk to our Head Teacher about any matters that might interest or concern you. Please contact the school office and they will be happy to arrange a time for your visit and advise you about pupil enrollment and admission arrangements.

Lisa Robinson