Curriculum Information for Parents
We are passionate that every learner at Ash Hill will be the best that they can be. With this passion at the heart of our curriculum, we aim to create learners who will leave us with the meta-cognitive skills to become successful learners for life. Our mission is growing minds for learning, crafting skills for life. At Ash Hill our curriculum intent is to nurture a love and passion for learning for all our pupils as we believe this drives pupils to become life-long learners. Our curriculum provides challenge for all learners. We aim for our curriculum to develop pupils’ language and communication, expose them to a range of experiences and develop values that will stand them in good stead for life beyond Ash Hill. We also intend for our pupils to become excellent readers, because this opens the doors to all learning and is an essential skill for success. We want to our pupils to be excited about learning, curious, confident and well prepared for life beyond Ash Hill. All adults have the highest of expectations for the children's learning and behaviour.
Each half-term the class teachers publish a curriculum overview which outlines the learning for the half-term ahead. Please click on the links below to access these documents for Summer 2 Term 2023:
At Ash Hill our curriculum is driven by reading. High-quality texts are selected as a stimulus to our learning and these texts inform our topics for each half term. This approach enables our children to learn knowledge and skills at a deeper level, with a meaningful and engaging context.
We often plan whole school enrichment opportunities which enable us to celebrate and enjoy a shared cultural experience. Each class then completes some themed learning to utilise this real-life experience, which we showcase around our school learning environment. Check out some of the photos from our whole school Science Exhibition and Literary Festival.
As well as our Creative Curriculum, daily school life is underpinned by our six Core Values, these are:
These values thread through our whole school curriculum and link closely with our positive approach to developing behaviour called Let’s Get Smart. All six values are taught explicitly for half a term per year, through our PSHE Curriculum and collective worship/assemblies. Children are rewarded with tokens for demonstrating these values and showing positive behaviours for learning and community-mindedness during each school day.