It is still statutory to teach the national curriculum. The idea of a ‘recovery curriculum’ is not to gloss over the cracks or ‘plug the gaps’ but rather, to focus on essential concepts in each year group for long enough so children may develop secure and deep conceptual understandings. These concepts are fundamental to accessing and understanding all of the other areas of the mathematics curriculum.
The name ‘RE:Covery’ refers to the regard (RE) given to the essential concepts and the idea of ‘covering’ them well and deeply so children understand them well and can apply to all areas of the mathematics curriculum. Time should be taken to ensure the vast majority of children understand these essential concepts.
The following documents provide resources and teaching materials for schools, teachers and parents.