The Early Years team at Westgate Hill Primary Academy provide a nurturing and enabling environment where children feel safe, secure and valued. We deliver a motivating and engaging curriculum that is based on children’s interests and aims to deliver exciting activities that promote independence. Our goal is for all children to feel supported and challenged wherever possible to take risks, learn from mistakes and practise new skills. Children develop good communication skills in our language rich environment where they are encouraged to form strong friendships and respect each other’s cultures and backgrounds. In our Early Years, we aim to build strong relationships with families and carers that will help families to feel involved with their child’s individual journey as they learn and grow with us. Through a balanced curriculum of child initiated and formal teaching, we give children every possible chance to succeed beyond our Early Years.
The current National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6 was introduced in September 2014. This new curriculum is broader in its scope and also more challenging. More complex concepts and learning is now being introduced to children earlier on in their learning than was the case with the previous curriculum.
At the centre of the curriculum are core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science.
Westgate Hill Primary Academy follows the DFE programs of study found here