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

We are in the process of implementing Talk 4 Writing across the school so our English curriculum maps are in the process of being updated to link with this change and will be published on the website soon. In KS1 and KS2, our talk for writing sequence will have a different focus each half term: …

Mathematics

Intent At Westfield we follow a mastery based approach for Mathematics. You will notice these key features when observing Maths learning around our school:  Teaching the whole class altogether Small steps in learning Precise and accurate use of mathematical language by the teacher and the pupils Pupils speaking in full sentences Analysis of strategies Lots …

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 Westfield has a Choir who participate in events inside and outside of school.  Children in Year 5 learn the Ukulele, whilst the children in Year 6 have the opportunity …

Science

Intent At Westfield, we aim to develop and support our children’s curiosity and understanding of the world around them, at school and beyond.   We recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life.   Through our Science teaching, we aim to increase pupil’s knowledge and understanding of the world and to develop their Science …

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO): Emily Slade Tel: 01442 862729 Email: admin@westfieldprimary.herts.sch.ac.uk Miss Emily Slade 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 …