Detailed information about your child's current learning is available from their class teacher.
Below is a summary of the long term curriculum plan in each year group for you to download.
Further information is also available in the subject policies at the bottom of this page and elsewhere on this website.
Modern Foreign Languages at Westgate
Children at Westgate learn Spanish in KS2. This year, we have adopted a new scheme called Language Angels. The long term plan for Spanish will therefore change each year for the next 3 years as we change over.
In Y6, children are taught by a languages teacher from Prince Henry's Grammar School and when they transfer to high school in Y7, children continue to learn Spanish so that they can build on what they have learned at Westgate.
The long term plan for 2023-24 is below:
Below you will find key information about the curriculum for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Sex & Relationships Education (SRE), Mindmate (Emotional Mental Health and Wellbeing) and Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco Education.
Phonics Teaching and Reading Schemes
Children are taught systematic, synthetic phonics in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. In Foundation and Key Stage One, children use Phonics Bug, a scheme published by Pearson. Phonics Bug is a reading scheme based on systematic synthetic phonics, which links directly to Letters and Sounds Phases 2-6. Each set of books (both fiction and non-fiction titles) has a direct link to a particular number of graphemes and phonemes which correspond to each phase. Each book is also linked to the national Book Band colour scheme so that other banded books in school (from a range of published schemes and publishers) can be chosen as home readers, even though they are not in the core scheme. The scheme is linked to each year and term; therefore if a child is meeting targets at each stage, they will be on track to reach a minimum of National age-related expectations. Below, you can view two helpful videos about teaching & learning phonics with Bug Club. In addition, you can click here to get a demonstration of how each sound should be pronounced (this is really important and it may be different to what you think!).
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