Westvale Primary School Curriculum and Key Stage 1 Reading and Phonic Schemes The curriculum provided at Westvale Primary follows the statutory objectives set out in the 2014 National Curriculum documentation. The objectives for each year group is explained in greater detail on each class page. It outlines what the school plans to teach throughout the year.
In our school we wish to instil in our children a love of language, reading and writing. A key life skill is to be able to communicate effectively; therefore we place a strong emphasis on all areas of literacy. English is taught daily as a core subject and through the rest of our curriculum. In Key Stage 1 children are heard to read regularly primarily using the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme. Many other books are available to enhance their reading skills. Letters and Sounds is used to teach early phonics, in readiness for the phonic screening test in Y1. As the children progress through school, other schemes are used in tandem with ORT. Once children become more fluent and confident in their reading, we encourage them to read more widely and independently.
We aim to give our children firm foundations in problem solving, reasoning, fluency in basic number and calculation skills which will prepare them for the future. As in English, we take every opportunity to incorporate maths into other areas of the curriculum. We subscribe to Mathletics for each child so they can work on their arithmetic skills both at school and at home. In both english and maths, we follow the Rising Stars Scheme, based on the National Curriculum Programmes of Study. Our school is currently part of the Knowsley Maths Strategy, linked to the North West Maths Hub. Rigorous assessment throughout the year, in both English and Maths, helps us monitor the progress made by each child.
If you would like to find out more about our Westvale curriculum, please contact Mrs. Haywood Deputy Head/Curriculum Lead via the school office.