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Subjects

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English

English @ Ashwell Primary School At Ashwell School, we deliver English starting with the EYFS framework in Reception and then moving to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Programmes of Study across Years 1 – 6. Our delivery of this, is largely supplemented by planning from the Herts for learning suite of …

Mathematics

Links to DfE Mathematics Guidance Maths @ Ashwell Primary School At Ashwell School, we follow the Herts for Learning ESSENTIALmaths scheme of work. Why ESSENTIALmaths? ESSENTIALmaths is written to support the curriculum for primary teachers. The sequences are written as a spiral curriculum in which learning is built upon step by step, sequence by sequence …

Science

Science @ Ashwell Primary School Purpose of study A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and …

Geography

Geography @ Ashwell Primary School Purpose of study A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with …

Art and Design

Art and Design @ Ashwell Primary School Purpose of study Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. …

Computing

Computing @ Ashwell Primary School Purpose of study A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which …

Design & Technology

Design & Technology @ Ashwell Primary School Purpose of study Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of …

History

History @ Ashwell Primary School Purpose of study A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, …

Languages

Modern Foreign Languages @ Ashwell Primary School Purpose of study Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language …

Music

Music @ Ashwell Primary School Purpose of study Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, …

Physical Education

Physical Education @ Ashwell Primary School Purpose of study A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities …

PSHCE

PSHCE @ Ashwell Primary School Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum. Following a consultation with our parents and children, we have updated …

Religious Education

Religious Education @ Ashwell Primary School We are currently in the process of updating, refining and further enhancing our curriculum design in order to give our children even better learning opportunities, experiences and curriculum enrichment in each subject area.  Coming Soon – New for Spring 2022 Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact Overview (To help parents …