Reception children are taught in Wayland class with Year 1 and Year 2.
The Reception curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning and development.
Three prime areas;
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
And four specific areas
- understanding of the world
- expressive arts and design
For each learning area there are Early Learning Goals which children work towards. Some children will be working beyond these goals and greater challenges will be set.
The teaching staff are qualified in early years' education.
All parents have an important role to play in the education of their child and we value parental help within the classroom to support a variety of activities.
We believe that a caring and supportive environment at this formative stage will help develop confident children who enjoy coming to school and achieve their full potential.
In Reception year Tapestry is used to inform parents and carers of their children’s progress.
Key Stage One (years 1 and 2)
Year 1 and Year 2 children are taught in Wayland class with Foundation Stage.
Key Stage Two (years 3, 4, 5 and 6)
Year 3 and 4 children are taught in Ridgeway class. Years 5 and 6 are taught in Ashdown class.
The school provides a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum with due regard to the ability of each pupil. At all times pupils are encouraged and expected to produce their best efforts. The curriculum is planned by the whole staff and is consistently monitored and improved. The nationally defined curriculum provides the basis of our school curriculum in accordance with legal requirements. We firmly believe in the development of the key skills of literacy and numeracy and a significant amount of time is spent on these areas. The school uses the National Literacy and National Numeracy Frameworks to help achieve the best possible development.
The ‘core’ subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Religious Education are given relevant prominence. History, Geography, Design and Technology, Primary Languages (French), Art, Music, Physical Education, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education and a variety of cross-curricular themes make up the rest of the school curriculum and are taught separately or as part of carefully constructed ‘topic work’. As part of the Key Stage 2 national curriculum, children are provided swimming at a local pool. A small donation towards the cost of travel is requested. All children must have a bathing cap. Towels and costumes should be named and placed in a bag. Goggles, flippers and swimming aids are usually unnecessary.
Teachers use a variety of teaching methods and children may be taught as individuals, in groups or as a class, depending on the area of study or children concerned. The methods used attempt to match what is being taught to the abilities, attainments, interests and experience of the children.
Documents outlining the curriculum at each stage are available for inspection.
Ashdown Class Curriculum Web for Term 1
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For information on the National Curriculum please click here https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum