Year 1

We aim to provide an excellent education for our children, which develops the highest possible standards. We have a bespoke curriculum written and developed by the Westwood Academy team. Everything your child does in our Academy is part of this curriculum. The total learning experience is designed to maximise achievement within the National Curriculum and develop skills, attitudes and attainment in the widest sense.

The National Curriculum

The National Curriculum requires that children will be taught the following subjects:

Core Subjects

Maths, English, Science, Computing and R.E

Foundation subjects

History, Geography, Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education, P.S.H.E. (Personal, Social and Health Education), MFL (modern foreign languages)

We teach each of the National Curriculum subjects through a topic or theme. The themes reflect the children's interests and aim to inspire the children to learn.


Children have access to a range of technology such as laptops, ipads used in classrooms or by working in the Computer Suite. Our children are taught computing skills in a structured and progressive way.

See the long term plans to find out more about what each year group will be studying in 2017-18

Year 1 year plan