Learning Adventure’s at Westwood
At Westwood Primary our main aims are to ensure that:
We believe that providing our children with a curriculum that is hands on, inspiring and engaging is key. All children should enjoy leaning and be passionate about what they are doing. Through our curriculum we want to generate a culture of ‘botheredness’. When learning we want our children to be immersed in what they are doing, to feel bothered, to care and to empathise. At Westwood we strongly believe that if we can create this sense of ‘botheredness’ our children will want to learn, want to engage, be passionate about what they are doing and in return make good progress.
At Westwood we place great value on the wider curriculum and through our way of working ensure that each and every subject is wrapped up in our values and beliefs.
All Foundation subjects at Westwood are taught in a 2 year rolling cycle ensuring the coverage of all areas. Each half term teachers decide from the long term what their driving subject will be. From this teachers create an adventure/story which allows all subjects within that half term to be covered including writing and maths and reading where possible. The purpose of the adventure/story is to create the ‘botheredness’. It allows children to feel a purpose for what they are doing. It provides them with the opportunity to care, to empathise, to problem solve, to generate enterprise, to be hands on, to be inspired and to be passionate. The adventure allows fluidity between all subjects, it allows cross-curricular links to be made and it allows children to become completely immersed in their learning for the half term. During each half term every piece of learning the children are involved in links to the next. This means that timetables are left flexible – no subject should be taught at a certain given point in the day. The order of learning completely depends on where the learning adventure takes them next.
At Westwood we believe that taking children on an adventure through their learning is exciting! So are you ready to go on an adventure with us?