Primary School (Preschool2 - K)
Laying the Foundation
At Westfield Friends, we believe that all young children learn through play. Our four year primary school program focuses on providing a warm, supportive learning environment with stimulating activities.
In Kindergarten our goal is to provide children with an education that develops their intellects and personality, transitioning them from the Pre-K world to a point where they can work more independently and function effectively in co-operative teams. We do this by making use of their natural desire to investigate, explore, and discover all there is to learn socially, emotionally, and academically.
In Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten, our students are involved in multiple activities and thematic units of study. Our daily schedule consists of literacy and language arts, math, social studies, and science. The students also enjoy instruction in technology, music, P.E., and art. A unique strength of our curriculum is the approach that we use to ensure that thematic units are integrated across every subject area, creating a richness of experience that our primary students love. Additionally, we have a major focus on literacy – the children work on emerging writing and reading skills every day. Kindergarten writing progresses so that students are able to write stories with beginnings, middles, and ends. The next step is punctuation and descriptive words to bolster the details of their writing. We foster a love of books in our classes; we read books, we share books, we make books, and we talk about books.