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West Hill Primary Academy

We celebrate the past; we care about the future

Curriculum Statement

Aims

  • To offer a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the pupils at our school.
  • To prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
  • To ensure that the National Curriculum is taught to provide pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens in the future.

 

Key objectives

  • Follow the Programmes of Study of the National Curriculum on the basis of the key stages. The content of the individual subjects are detailed on the subsequent pages.
  • Have a firm foundation of basic skills which they can use and apply
  • Have a broad range of exciting and creative opportunities to discover and nurture their individual talents.
  • Develop a set of core human values which underpin their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and their sense of uniqueness and self worth as an individual
  • Have access and opportunity to activities for all individuals to achieve their potential
  • Develop inquisitive minds, a spirit of curiosity and a passion for learning
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At West Hill Primary School we follow an innovative and exciting curriculum to bring all of our aims and objectives to life – Cornerstones Curriculum (www.cornerstoneseducation.co.uk).

 

Each stage of every exciting Imaginative Learning Project that the children learn through provides opportunities for children to learn and respond in a variety of ways, keeping projects flexible and able to follow children’s interests and needs.

 

There are four stages in each Imaginative Learning Project that the children follow:

  • Engage: This allows the children to fully immerse themselves in the new Imaginative Learning Project (ILP) and usually starts with a trip, visitor or exciting introduction.
  • Develop:
During this phase of the ILP the children improve their knowledge and understanding
as well as developing and practising new skills.
  • Innovate:
Applying skills and knowledge in real-life contexts
is the next phase of the ILP as well as solving real or imagined problems through learning. This allows them to gain inspiration from creative activities.
  • Express:
The final stage of the ILP allows all children to become performers, experts and informers. It links learning back to the starting points and allows them to share and celebrate their achievements with the whole school and parents alike.

 

Our curriculum overview for Key Stages 1 and 2 can be viewed in the following document:

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