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Our Curriculum

Through our curriculum, at Westhouses Primary School, we nurture every child, so they leave with a sense of pride, confidence, skills and knowledge needed to achieve success. Our curriculum provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, caring, resilient and successful learners, with high aspirations, so they can make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.


Our intention is that our curriculum opens children’s eyes to the world within and beyond their immediate environment. We explore connections between their own lives and the world of past, present and future. Trips and visitors enhance and build on our pupils’ ‘cultural capital’, offering experiences that many of our pupils wouldn’t otherwise have access to. We aim to widen pupils’ opportunities and inspire all of our children to gain the knowledge and skills they will need to achieve the future they aspire to.


Fostering a love of reading and widening our children’s vocabulary is the key to their academic success and, therefore, a central aim in our curriculum.


Our curriculum is designed to provide the foundations of learning from the outset, in reception (Little Explorers), so that building blocks can be cemented and strengthened through deliberately repeating learning and making links to past and current learning across the curriculum. Our  schemes of work and subject progression documents ensure that learning is appropriately sequenced, progression is secured and knowledge is retained.


If you want more information about our curriculum please contact us on 01773 832818 or email: [email protected]

Assessment Language


In parent meetings and in written reports you will hear and see teaching staff using the following language:


Working below

- Working below the expected level of attainment


Working towards

- Working towards the expected level of attainment, but yet to be secure



- Working within the expected level of attainment for his/her age


Greater Depth

- Working beyond the expected level of attainment (at greater depth)


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    For information about SEN needs please follow the link below or check our accessibility plan in our policies section.