Curriculum

The National Curriculum is taught as part of the broader school curriculum.

The National Curriculum consists of the Core Subjects, which are English, Mathematics, Science and Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and the Foundation Subjects, which are History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education (PE), Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) and Design Technology. Religious Education (RE) is taught in accordance with the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE. Subjects may be incorporated into cross-curricular themes when appropriate, or taught separately when applicable.

Years 1-6 pupils are taught all National Curriculum Subjects plus Religious Education. From Year 3 pupils also learn French. We teach a broad and balanced curriculum, where children apply their knowledge, skills and understanding through meaningful cross curricular links between subjects.  Our curriculum is creative and exciting where we foster a love of learning, encouraging pupils to aim high, have a ‘can do’ attitude and to take risks in their learning, without fearing failure. 

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) children’s learning is planned through both adult directed and child initiated learning, both indoors and out, across the EYFS framework. 

Subject information can be found on the relevant subject page.  For Long Term Plans for each year group please see the individual class pages under Children, Classes.

The National Curriculum website may be of interest to you: The Primary National Curriculum from September 2014

To explain the changes to the National Curriculum and the new assessment to parents a new guide for parents has been produced by Rising Stars. The guide provides a clear outline of the new content, by year group, with some background information about how the curriculum and assessment works. The guide is available to download:

To strengthen our Positive Behaviour policy we have introduced ‘Values education.’ Every fortnight, we focus on one of our school values within assembly, PSHE and within all aspects of school life. Our focus value is shared with Parents and Carers each week in our Westfield Weekly bulletin and children who demonstrate these values are celebrated in a weekly assembly and our monthly Westfield News.

The progress of all children is carefully assessed and tracked. Half-termly pupil progress meetings ensure that no child’s progress is ever overlooked.