School Intent and Values
Think MORE; be a Westmorland Warrior!
At Westmorland Primary School, teaching is more than the National Curriculum.
Our children come to a school where they, and the community, are the forefront of everything we do: where they learn what behaviours are needed to succeed in life, how to regulate their emotions and love to learn. We have created a bespoke curriculum designed to help every child achieve to the best of their ability. Our curriculum is designed to promote enquiry, exploration and knowledge from each child’s starting point.
We have broken down the National Curriculum objectives into smaller skills to ensure children have a breadth of learning and gain a full understanding of their subjects. Children are taught subjects discreetly, which are carefully interconnected, to make links between learning and to enable children to gain a deeper understanding of a specific theme.
Children are encouraged to be active, discuss their thoughts and put across their point of view, and are guided to review and revisit their learning to ensure their skills and knowledge are enhanced.
Children thrive on learning and using new vocabulary daily and they are empowered to communicate and collaborate – oracy is at the heart of everything we do. Every child needs to articulate themselves to the highest level before being able to set themselves a pathway to academic success.
At Westmorland Primary School, we set high expectations for each child in each lesson and encourage them to be intrinsically motivated enough to set themselves goals and work to a standard they can be proud of.
Our curriculum is designed to immerse children in first hand experiences to allow them to apply their learning to different contexts and situations. Children use the learning environments in school to become their own character, a friend, a talker, a learner, and most importantly, learn how to be the best child they can be. All whilst building a foundation of skills, knowledge and characteristics to flourish in later life, and succeed in their hopes and dreams.
At Westmorland Primary School, our children are given more and can dream more.
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