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School Curriculum

Ashingdon Primary Academy aims to develop each and every pupil to their full potential. To do this, we teach a broad and balanced curriculum and use a range of teaching and learning styles in order to make the children's day as interesting, stimulating, and challenging as possible.

Our children are generally taught in mixed-ability classes for the majority of their subjects and in Years 2-6, the children are also in separate ability sets for Maths. At other times, throughout the whole Academy, the children may be taught some specialist subjects by a teacher other than their own (e.g. Music or French).

The basic requirements for our Academy curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 are laid down by the National Curriculum and consists of:

Core Subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • ICT
  • RE

Foundation Subjects

  • Geography
  • History
  • Design Technology.
  • Art
  • PE
  • PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
  • Citizenship

This year we have included French in our KS2 curriculum.

More detailed information for each of these subjects is available on separate pamphlets. We also aim to keep parents updated on any new initiatives which we undertake and to actively involve you in your children's learning in as many ways as possible. For example, in the past we have run workshops to inform parents of how we teach reading in the Foundation Stage, Maths in the whole Academy, and how we assess your child's progress.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum differs slightly and an Early Years Curriculum is taught in the Reception Class. We strive to create a secure and stimulating environment where learning can take place through short periods of structured play and interactive teaching, There are six areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social, and Emotional development.
  • Communication, Language, and Literacy Development
  • Mathematical Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development