Our Curriculum Statement
Please click on the document below to read our Curriculum Statement. The school community worked together to produce this document and to design our exciting curriculum.
If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly; or if you would like to see in more detail our curriculum in action, please go to our Class Pages.
We are very proud of our exciting curriculum and how it caters for all children with their varying needs and interests. Please take a look at what we have planned for the coming year by clicking on the areas below.
Please note that these are working documents and may be adjusted over the course of the year.
Our Re-connection Curriculum for September 2020
In response to the children's varied experiences and disruption to their education following lockdown, we will be using the CLPE unit of work 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers to help re-connect them to school.
Our Curriculum Overviews for 2020/21 are below:
Supporting your child
Please click on this link to go to our 'helping your child learn' page, where you will find further information on how you can support your child with their learning.
At Westmeads we aim to make our curriculum as exciting as possible and take part in many activities, as a school, and as individual classes or year groups, to enrich the learning experience of our children. The Enrichment Map below shows the opportunities we have offered over the last academic year.
In the summer term, we have a whole school theme-based curriculum which means the children are excited and motivated to learn and they can learn together sometimes across the age ranges. We link subjects together e.g. art with geography, history with computing, English with science, etc. Creative arts and a vibrant learning environment are essential parts of our themes. We also focus on achieving the highest possible standards for all our children in the basics of English, maths and science.
We take advantage of being so close to the beach to visit weekly in terms 2, 4 and 6 where we learn outdoors and engage with nature. Our curriculum is further enriched by visiting teachers, a specialist art teacher who works with Year 1 and 2, a peripatetic music teacher who works with all year groups, a language teacher who teaches French to Year 1 and Spanish to Year 2 and sports teachers. We also have a cookery room where we cook a variety of foods and sometimes we include produce from our garden.We are lucky to have our own kiln too and enjoy firing and glazing our own clay work.
We also provide music tuition in violin and ukulele.
Here are some photos from events that have taken place in or out of school that have enriched the learning for our children.
Please find below the English Progression documents for each year group. They show the work to be covered in each aspect of the English National Curriculum.
Please find below our version of the National Curriculum statements which we use to track the children in each year group.