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. This year we are an 'Early Adopter' school for the new EYFS.
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.
In Maths we follow a Mastery approach. This means that children are taught using carefully selected models and images to support their learning. Their lessons are carefully structured to move in very small steps, and to include a variety of ways of presenting the maths. Our overall aim is for children to keep up with the maths for their year group and not fall into a position of catch-up. We use the White Rose scheme of Learning that is recommended by the National Centre for Excellence in teaching Maths.
"Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way." Secretary of State for Education, July 2020
RHE is now a statutory part of our school curriculum. On the right you will find a range of resources explain what we will be teaching and when.