‘Learning is defined as an alteration in long term memory. If nothing has altered in long term memory, nothing has been learned’
Sweller J, Ayres P, Kalyuga S (2011)

Curriculum Intent:

  • Our curriculum intent links closely with our overarching school vision of ‘A school where everyone shines’ and where everyone is valued and nurtured.
  • At West Hill Primary School, we strive to ensure that all children develop skills, knowledge, learning behaviours and core values to become confident lifelong learners and citizens.
  • We provide a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum which is accessible to all pupils and enables them to build upon prior skills and knowledge in order to ensure rapid and sustained progress at the school and in preparation for the next stage of their education.

Curriculum Implementation:

As part of the broad and balanced curriculum we provide, we aim to:

  • Set and achieve high expectations for all pupils, including their academic outcomes, ensuring these are recognised and celebrated
  • Ensure all staff have the skills and knowledge to provide a high standard of education for all children
  • Focus on the core skills of reading, writing and maths and ensure these are applied across the curriculum
  • Provide a wide and varied offer of enrichment and extra-curricular activities eg musical performances, The Arts, music tuition (KS2) and visits
  • Develop children’s understanding of the importance of leading a healthy, safe and active lifestyleg. through a range of sporting activities and Forest school; keeping safe; promoting positive mental wellbeing
  • Support children to understand their position in the world and encourage them to be aware of local, national and global issues, actively engaging as and when appropriate
  • Utilise the opportunities offered in the local community
  • Engage with all stakeholders, ensuring that parents play an active role in their child’s education
  • To ensure vocabulary is a key focus across the curriculum
  • Ensure assessment is used to accurately inform future planning

National Curriculum

As a school we follow the National Curriculum for England.  To find out more about the National Curriculum please click here: Primary National Curriculum

You can find out more about the way we deliver the National Curriculum at West Hill Primary School for each individual subject by clicking on each subject’s page. Here you will find information about each subject’s curriculum intent statement, curriculum maps, and more.

Curriculum Plans