Our Early Years curriculum is tailored to suit the needs of our children and is therefore unique to Westlea Primary School. Our ambitious and progressive curriculum has been created with a top-down approach –starting with what the children need to be achieving tosuccessfully start their new year group or key stage.
Our EYFS Curriculum and Planning in the Moment pedagogy are routed in our strong belief that children learn best when they are interested, curious and deeply engaged. At this age and stage of development this is best achieved through play. Our curriculum and provision intend to develop learners who are happy, independent, knowledgeable, confident, enthusiastic and enjoy coming to school. Our Early Years curriculum has been designed to reflect the nature of our wonderful environment, the seasons of (and celebrations throughout) the year and the nature around our school. It intends to teach the children about our local area and history and how their environment compares to other places, cultures, and nature in other parts of the world. We are lucky enough to have two members of staff, (one in Early Years), who have completed Level 2 Forest School training and we have our own Westlea Woodland accessed from our Early Years garden. We also take part in many special events and activity days to enrich our curriculum, e.g., sports festivals. Our unique Activity Passport system enables children to take part in a range of visits and experiences, many celebrating our local area, and to practise key skills.