Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

At Westfield Primary it is our underlying belief that every child should feel valued and experience the feeling of success in a wide range of curriculum areas. We believe that through our curriculum, we can impact how our children feel about themselves and their learning, so that they feel happy, confident and ready to tackle …

British Values

At Westfield Primary School and Nursery we want to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background. We want to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths …

Computing

The Westfield community uses technology to enhance learning and teaching, to promote co-operation and as a tool to facilitate independence.  At the heart of our Computing policy is the desire to ensure all children have quality access to new technologies to support and extend their learning.  Every classroom has a least 2 computers which are networked …

Early Years Foundation Stage

Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time.  The Department of Education has published a booklet to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS and what to expect during …

English

All pupils at Westfield are taught to improve their skills in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Phonics through daily lessons in English, Phonics/Spelling and Guided Reading where we are following the new Primary National Curriculum for English. Reading Our school teaches a systematic and synthetic approach to phonics. The lessons follow a cycle of review, …

Mathematics

Westfield Primary School is now following the new National Curriculum’s expectations for Mathematics in every year group. “The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils: become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the …

Other Subjects

Music Throughout the school, children are given the opportunity to make music, sing and develop their musical ability.  Singing assembly takes place once per week and the school regularly participates in the Hertfordshire Music Festivals.  Westfield has a Choir who participate in events inside and outside of school.  Children in Year 5 learn the Ukulele, …

Science

Our Science work arises from enquiry or topic work, which is based on the National Curriculum.  We mainly follow the QCA scheme of work, which ensures full and challenging Science coverage.  However this is strongly supplemented by a range of other resources to ensure Science is active and engaging.  Children are encouraged through first hand …

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO): Sian Evans Tel: 01442 862729 Email: admin@westfieldprimary.herts.sch.ac.uk Mrs Sian Evans works alongside teachers to support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Provision is made to help children with SEN by careful consideration of their strengths and areas of challenge. Our policy is developed from the Special Educational Needs and …