Junior School Curriculum

The Ashfield Curriculum

At Ashfield we have designed our curriculum to help our children develop active and creative minds; so they can lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. We want our children to understand why and how they are learning; and we have planned the curriculum content to inspire them. We believe that an interesting, stimulating curriculum is fundamental to effective learning. Our curriculum gives children access to a full National Curriculum. Our teachers will teach in different ways, through a broad variety of topic challenges, using many stimuli to spark children’s interests and help them to find learning fascinating.

Ashfield is a Compass for Life School. Our children set themselves their own Super Bright North Star. We encourage our children to have high aspirations and to set their goals and targets. We then help them develop their ethos, warrior spirit and strategy to achieve them. This helps children recognise the relevance of what they are learning.

To find out more about our curriculum, please read our Ashfield Curriculum Document below.

The National Curriculum

We provide our children with a broad and balanced curriculum, which is carefully planned across year groups to ensure parity of opportunity. The National Curriculum forms the guidance by which our schemes of work are planned.

Our lessons have clear and specific learning objectives. We realise that children enjoy learning in different ways and we try to provide a range of teaching strategies to meet children’s different learning needs. Sometimes whole class teaching takes place, at other times children will work in ability or other groups, in pairs or individually.

We encourage children to be independent learners, to be able to think and solve problems,  to be able to find out for themselves and to be excited about their learning. We encourage and guide them to make choices and decisions about their learning. We realise the importance of first hand experiences where children continually learn by doing. We also place great emphasis upon the basics of reading, writing, spelling and number.