Curriculum

We are proud of the emphasis we place on enriching our curriculum through enrichment experiences, visits and visitors. We know this brings learning alive for our children. We use the gallery section of our website and our Twitter account to capture many of our events; this helps us to celebrate our work and reflect on the experiences we share. Each teacher also has a class page where you can find additional information to support you and your child throughout the year. You will find our termly curriculum newsletters there as well as key dates, reminders and learning links.

We benefit from good links within the Ignite Teaching School Alliance which helps us to provide key experiences to our children such as trips to Chester Zoo, Year 5 and 6 attending a Shakepeare Play each year and a range of theatre and community trips with other local schools. These visits are well received by pupils, staff and parents for the learning and experiences they provide.

We love the fact that our families are highly supportive of our half-termly project work. Particular highlights include the Year 1/2 Titanic models, The Year 1/2 Tudor houses, the Year 3 Iron Men models, and the Year 5/6 solar system models. The project entries are as unique as our children and show the good quality of work that can be produced as part of home school learning and team work. Each half term our School Council members join with our staff to decide who has earned a recognition prize for their project work and these prozes are then awarded in our Celebration Assembly.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our school uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and provides a stimulating learning environment which encourages learning through play. We give the children opportunities to explore and learn for themselves and we plan experiences and topics based around their needs and interests. The EYFS curriculum ensures that we plan learning opportunities in the following areas:

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and design

See also: http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework/

'Development Matters in EYFS' and 'What to expect, When An EYFS Guide' can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Key Stage One and Two 

We use the National Curriulum to cover:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Art and Design and Technology
  • RE (Cheshire Syllabus)
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music (Including instrumental tuition for pupils in Year 5 and 6 with clarinets, trumpets and trombones)
  • Physical Education
  • Computing
  • French

We have a 2 Year Rolling Programme which we use to inform our planning and this helps us to ensure our teaching and learning focuses on the skills we need our pupils to develop during their time at our school.

Our Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship work supports our British Values work and our Sex and Relationships Education work. We also enrich our discussion and thinking skills by using the Talking Box (EYFS/KS1), Circle Time (Lower KS2) and Philosophy (Upper KS2)

British Values

•democracy

•the rule of law

•individual liberty

•mutual respect

•tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

UK Parliament Education

Parliament, Laws and You

The Rights of the Child

unicef.org rights respecting schools

British Life and Culture

National Poetry Day

A link to Roger McGough reading his poetry

A link to Michael Rosen reading his poetry

A link to Jackie Kay reading her poetry

A link to Rachel Piercey reading her poetry

The Loch Ness Monster's Song Recording

The Loch Ness Monster's Song Poem

The links below will help you to know what your child is working on in each Year Group. Please ask your child's teacher if you would like additional information.

Files to Download

Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224
head@westminsterprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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