Welcome to Ashdown Class
“Year 6 pupils achieved well at the end of the last academic year... This is because teachers quickly identify any gaps in pupils' learning and provide additional support and intervention to enable pupils to catch up.”
OFSTED February 2016
Ashdown is a mixed class of children in Years 5 and 6. Our class teacher is Miss Gillman and our classroom is large and bright, with interactive whiteboards and laptops.
Our other subjects, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Primary Languages (French), Art, Music, Physical Education, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education form the basis of our topic work. We have specialist teaching for all subjects and children are encouraged to be actively involved in the assessment of their own learning and progress. Our core subjects in Ashdown Class are English, Mathematics, Science, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Religious Education and we use the National Literacy and National Numeracy Frameworks to help achieve the best possible development.
Children at Ashbury have excellent opportunities to take part in learning and sporting events at Faringdon Community College and at Pinewood Independent School. These partnerships provide a secure link for our Year 6 children when they move up to secondary school, ensuring a well-managed, supported and confident transition.
“Teachers' assessments of pupils' learning in lessons is astute.”
OFSTED June 2016