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The Curriculum at Westbourne Primary School

At Westbourne Primary school our pupils have decided that they come to school to “learn, look after each other, have fun and succeed”. Our school curriculum reflects these goals and is designed to support the development of our individual pupils intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually.

We aim to:-

  • provide a learning environment which enables the children to become self-motivated, independent, confident learners who achieve to the best of their ability.
  • provide learning opportunities which enhance the National Curriculum and to develop in the children a responsibility for themselves, their community and the environment.
  • make your child’s time with us, challenging, happy and stimulating in order for them to achieve the highest standards possible across the curriculum.

Westbourne Primary School provides a safe, healthy and stimulating environment where children, parents and staff are partners in learning, ensuring enjoyment and pursuing excellence, to enable every child to reach their full potential.

Within school we work in a flexible, creative way that takes the interests and needs of individual children and adults into account to ensure the learning of knowledge, concepts and skills. We all learn together, how to care for the environment and become good citizens who are well prepared for the next stage in education and for life in a multi-cultural, globalised society.

Through our curriculum at Westbourne Primary School, we pass on enduring values, develop children’s integrity and autonomy and help them to be responsible and caring citizens, capable of contributing to the development of a just society and achieving future economic wellbeing.

At Westbourne Primary School we offer an active, broad and balanced curriculum which uses outdoor and indoor learning and promotes physical, intellectual, linguistic, emotional and social development of all our children and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

Children in Reception class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2014 working towards the Early Years Outcomes and children in years 1 to 6 follow the National Curriculum 2014 as directed by the Department of Education. As well as this, intertwined throughout all our learning is spiritual, social, moral and cultural development, including learning and practicing fundamental British Values. We value all the work we do as a credited ” Healthy School”, “ Eco Silver School” and “ Growth Mindset” school. This additional learning makes our school unique.  To find out more about our curriculum please click on the appropriate links.

Our children want our school to be:

  • A really good one where we show we value each person by looking after each other.
  • A place where we can build confidence to explore, dream and discover.
  • A place where, if we work hard we, can do our very best.

Long Term Plans

Our school's subject leaders have designed long-term plans based on the 2014 National Curriculum. Click below to open a document outlining the learning objectives for each stage in our school:

Early Years Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/2016-early-years-foundation-stage-assessment-and-reporting-arrangements-ara

National Curriculum

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

Phonics

Our school has subscribed to the PhonicsBug resources published by Pearson.

More information can be accessed by their website. Our children can also log-in to their on-line resources via this link:

www.bugclub.co.uk

This provides a structure and progression for the learing of phonics by our Reception and Key Stage One children.

The National Curriculum

A major part of the school’s curriculum is the National Curriculum which consists of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education and Languages. We also teach Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education (PSHE), Religious Education, International Education and Environmental Awareness. The curriculum is broad and balanced with great emphasis being placed on planning the curriculum so there is continuity, progression, challenge and pace. Learning is always carefully prepared and may be taught through topics and cross-curricular activities, or as a separate subject area.

The link with parents is crucial to each child’s success and we aim to develop a close partnership as soon as possible.  As well as providing regular communication to parents, the school also welcomes their contribution to the school community creating opportunities to help in class, with visits or with one of our clubs.  We are always delighted to be able to further extend our school community.

Reading

We have a structured reading scheme of books, accessible from the very beginning of learning to read at our school. We use Oxford Reading Tree Books. For more infomation, visit the Oxford University Press website.