Here at Westwood Infant and Nursery School we pride ourselves on conducting a fun and engaging curriculum that is accessible and inclusive to all children. We have a whole school Topic based approach to Teaching that provides a broad and balanced curriculum.
Below is our Topic Cycle over the next three academic years.
Across the school we follow 'Talk For Writing' which supports children within their reading and writing development.
We also use 'Letters and Sounds' for our phonics teaching which supports children's understanding of sounds. If you would like any further support with supporting your child at home with phonics please speak with a member of staff.
As a whole school we follow 'White Rose Maths' scheme. This incorporates lots of problem solving and reasoning skills. We also use Numicon to ensure all children are able to access the curriculum through the use of resources.
Science is taught through practical experiments and investigations. We believe children learn most when they are curious and have the opportunities for hands on learning.
Where possible our History and Geography teaching build upon child knowledge, therefore our teaching consists of exploring local surroundings, exploring the history of Westwood and the past. We incorporate visits and visitors to provide children with a broad range of experiences.
Music exploration is thoroughly enjoyed by all children across the school, taught by our music co-ordinator Daniel and conducted through using musical instruments, a wide variety of genres of music and also through online software 'Purple Mash.'
Regular circle times and discussion groups contribute to well being and ensuring that children feel safe, confident and happy within school. We have also introduced Yoga into Key Stage One to provide opportunities for calming and peace.
P.E is taught every Tuesday and all children across the school participate in a morning session of alternative sports, along with an afternoon session, with a focus on gymnastics and movement.
Children in Reception, Year One and Year Two also participate in a 16 week swimming block to develop water skills.
ICT is taught across the curriculum. Children access a range of ICT including laptops, ipads, cameras, Interactive White Boards and also Beebots/Bluebots.