Our purpose is to promote pupil independence, resilience and ownership of learning. We develop each child as a confident, effective and reflective learner for life.
Pupils and staff across the school set next steps in learning and review progress towards these steps. This is recorded by learners and staff in pupils’ books with evidence from across the curriculum to support their work towards these targets.
Our Curriculum Implementation
Our vibrant curriculum covers all aspects of the National Curriculum.
We learn through whole school topics and work indoors, outdoors and off site so that learning is not segmented into subjects or just at school. Instead, pupils apply their knowledge, skills and ideas to all experiences.
Our current long term plan can be accessed below.
School uses a strict smoothwall to protect pupils when working online. Please supervise your children online at home. The guidance below may help keep children safe when browsing on phones.
Children learn phonics (letter sounds) in short, regular sessions of Supersonic Phonic Friends in EYFS and Key Stage 1.
West Heslerton does not follow any set reading scheme but has a range of books, both fiction and non-fiction covering a range of genre and subjects. These books are graded according to the level of challenge they present and matched to each child's reading ability and level of maturity. This way, children experience lots of different characters, layouts, styles and authors. Books are changed daily or as required.
West Heslerton pupils develop very secure calculation skills through Big Maths.
For help with definitions and terms used in maths, please use these links
For further information about Forest Schools at West Heslerton CE VC Primary School, please click on the tab called 'Our Learning' and select the 'Forest School' heading.
We have given just a small overview of our work here. Should you wish to discuss any aspect of our curriculum, please contact school. A member of staff will be happy to talk you through any of the above information, provide further details and answer any questions you may have.