At Ashmount we believe that learning should be exciting and challenging. We try to make sure that each school day brings new experiences, challenges and opportunities for all our children. It is our intention to provide children with the best possible learning experiences to help them to become successful committed learners, confident independent individuals and responsible citizens.
Our curriculum aims to inspire and engage our pupils through a project based approach. Wherever possible, children will learn in a contextual way. Each half term, children will begin a new topic through which they will learn English, maths, science, geography, history, RE, PE and PSHE. We mix a rich cross curricular approach to make learning fun, with discrete teaching of specialist subjects such as computing, foreign languages, music and physical education. At Ashmount music is taught by specialist teachers in our music and drama studio. Our new school building, the Parkland Walk and our London location provide the pupils of Ashmount with a unique and enriching learning environment.
For information on how we teach phonics please see Letters and Sounds DFES. Letters and sounds is a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.
Woven throughout the curriculum, and the broader experiences the children have, is the promotion of fundamental British values. There is an emphasis on promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of the child as well as the broader Ashmount community. Understanding where and how a child can not only fit in but, contribute to making the world a better place is essential for us here. Opportunites for children to learn and appreciate British values, along with develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, are planned for carefully.
At Ashmount pupils in our Nursery and Reception Classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/statutory/g00213120/eyfs-statutory-framework. This curriculum is play based, and involves children self-selecting activities, whole class activities and small adult led activities by the teachers and support staff. Adults very carefully observe the children and plan progress for each of them by intervening in play and also planning targeted teaching to move learning forward.
Below is our whole school curriculum overview; for more detailed information on individual year groups, please go to the year group curriculum pages.
Click on the link below to access the new PSHCE Schemes of Work
Click on the link below to access Ashmount’s Cooking and Nutrition Maps
Click on the link below to access the PE curriculum