CLPE's Recovery Curriculum for Primary Schools



In July 2020, we released our recovery curriculum teaching notes to support primary children with the transition back into school in September. These notes are based on Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers and we are delighted that over 13,000 teachers registered to receive the notes and used them in their classrooms. 

We want to encourage a sense of community across the entire school, to help teachers and children reflect on the last academic year, and help whole schools look forward to the future in a positive way.

Download these FREE teaching notes to use across your school. 

Use this for inspiration in your class to share your own words for the world in any way you want, a note, an illustration, a written poem, a recorded video, a story, or even a song! Anyone can take part by using the #CLPEWordsForTheWorld no matter where in the world you are.

On 24th September thousands of schools, alongside authors and illustrators shared their Words for the World using #CLPEWordsForTheWorld

Discover all of the #CLPEWordsForTheWorld shared with us in our twitter moment...


Teaching Notes: Updated Links

When I Swing by Matt Goodfellow
When looking to share the poem, When I Swing by Matt Goodfellow (as detailed on Page 43 of the teaching notes), please visit:


Black Lives Matter links on CBBC Newsround (pages 73 / 74 of the teaching notes):

Special programme on US protests and racism:

Special programme about racism in the UK:

Everyone needs an equal chance in this country:

What inequalities do black people face in the UK?:

What is systemic racism?:

What is white privilege?:

George the Poet: We need to 'learn as much as we can about each other':


Oliver has taken part in a TED talk, this is perfect for teachers to understand what his book is all about. Check it out now: Oliver Jeffers: An Ode to Living on Earth.