As a family-orientated church school, children have opportunities to build positive relationships across a multi-generational community, equipping them to be role models in society.
To achieve their academic potential on their life-long learning journey, we provide a safe and supportive environment for children to take risks, make their own learning decisions, work collaboratively and independently.
Whilst making the greatest use of the wide open spaces in our community and the outdoor education this provides, we balance this with a range of visits and experiences, during and beyond the school day, to enhance our understanding of the opportunities and diversity in the UK and wider world.
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. We are currently in year B.
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.