At Ashleworth, we deliver the curriculum through a rolling programme. Here you will find and overview for each class. For Key Stage 1, this is a 2 year programme and for Key Stage 2 it is 4 years.
In the class section of the website, you will find a 'Topic Web' showing more detail.
In this technological world it is important that children of all ages learn the skills of communication. We provide many activities to develop speaking and listening skills. Shared reading is encouraged and we have a wide variety of books in our newly stocked school library.
The skills of writing are taught through our daily literacy lessons and the children are given lots of opportunities to apply these skills in other areas of the curriculum.
Handwriting and presentation are a focus throughout the key stages and children are taught spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Here at Ashleworth, we teach phonics using Letters and Sounds. For guided reading at Key Stage 1 we use Rigby Star as our core teaching resource. At Key Stage 2 we use Rigby Navigator. For home reading, we use a range of schemes including Phonic Bug and Oxford Reading Tree. We ensure that the children enjoy a range of texts that are appropriate to their age and stage. We also encourage work on comprehension thorough our home/school reading journal for the children in Key Stage 2.
See the link for our Reading Policy Reading Policy
Our aim is to develop confident mathematicians and link the teaching to real life situations eg, measuring, scoring and timing.
Children are taught the skills of recording, fair testing and predicting results. Scientific knowledge is taught through practical hands on experience.
We offer guitar lessons as extra curricular lessons and also own a piano. Class music teaches children listening and performing skills, and singing is part of our assemblies.
Children learn to express themselves using a variety of art media. They are taught about artists and allowed to develop an individual creative style. They are encouraged to discuss their work and look at ways of improving it.
We use 'Roots and Fruits' as a basis for out worship. The 'Open the Book' team lead a worship along with the children on a Wednesday.
We aim to help develop confidence and responsibility whilst developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people.
Class 2 continue to visit Churcham Primary School every week for a PE lesson. We also work closely with Progressive Sports who work alongside staff to play and teach lessons. They also run a series of after school clubs.
Key Stage 2 children take part in swimming lessons during the Spring Term. We also take part in the Newent Swimming Gala.
The children take part in a range of competitive activities as part of work with other GloWMATCH schools. We also hold an annual Sports Day.
Further details on how our sports premium money is being spent can be found in the PE Sports Premium section of the website.
We have our own Forest School and have previously invited pupils from other schools to join us. More information can be found under the Forest School heading. Find out more here