Our aim at West Borough is to provide our children with an exciting, purposeful and challenging curriculum. This includes the provision of real life learning experiences and the development of learning skills that will enable our children to become independent and life-long learners. We believe that our children deserve a broad and balanced curriculum with equality of subjects enabling all learners to be challenged and to achieve.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum. In the Nursery and Year R, planning is taken from the children's interests; in years 1-6 the curriculum is based around topic themes, taken from the Edison Learning Connected Curriculum.
We teach writing in a very systematic way which develops through the Early Years. We expect the majority of children to write cursively. Here is the way we form our letters at West Borough.
Our teaching of Phonics follows the Letters and Sounds document, supported by a scheme, LCP. Following on from the teaching of phonics, SPAG (spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) is taught systematically. These 'Kung-Fu Belts' are a helpful guide for parents to know the appropriate stage their child should be at.
The way we assess children in the new National Curriculum (Years 1-6) has changed and quite different to how we've assessed before. Please click the link to find out more: Assessment Without Levels 2016 If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Vincett, our Achievement Leader.
From this term, we shall be providing you with a topic overview each term, so you are aware of what your child will be learning about in each subject. We hope this will enable you to have purposeful conversations with them about their learning at home. Where appropriate, there are web links to support their learning too.