Junior School Curriculum
The Westbourne curriculum is not only the subjects taught in lessons, but also all the planned activities in our KS2 residential programme and annual trips and events that we organise in order to enrich the children's experience and promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes the 'hidden curriculum' that the children learn from the way they are treated and the way they are expected to behave. Homework is set appropriately and progressive as children move through the school and links with our enrichment programme which enables pupils to extend their learning and thinking in specific curriculum areas.
The aims of our school curriculum are:
- To enable all children to learn and develop their skills to the best of their ability.
- To promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning
- To teach children the skills of literacy, numeracy and information communication technology (ICT), appropriate to their age and aptitude
- To enable children to be creative and to develop their own thinking
- To teach children about their developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time
- To enable children to be positive citizens in society
- To teach children to have an awareness of their own social development, and to understand right from wrong
- To help children understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all
- To enable children to have respect for themselves and high self-esteem, and to be able to live and work co-operatively with others