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.
At Ashmount, pupils in our Nursery and Reception Classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. 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.
In Key Stage 1 (Years 1-2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 3-6) we follow the statutory Primary National Curriculum and therefore teach all of the core and foundations subjects that are set out in the Primary National Curriculum. We have personalised our curriculum in order to ensure that it meets the needs of our children and their community.
Our curriculum inspires and engages our pupils and children learn in a contextual way. At Ashmount music is taught by specialist teachers in our music and drama studio.
Our children experience a range of workshops with visitors and regular educational visits in and around London. We have themed learning weeks throughout the year, including Arts Week, STEM Week, LGBT fortnight and Sports and Healthy Living Week. Our school building, on the edge of the tree-lined Parkland Walk, provides children with a unique and enriching learning environment.
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 also contribute to making the world a better place is essential for us here. Opportunities for children to learn and appreciate British values, along with develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, are planned for carefully. We have an active school council and every child at the school is a member. The council meets each half term in mixed year group groups to discuss and decide on issues that impact the school community.
Please visit our subject specific pages to find out more about each subject that is taught at Ashmount.
You can find out more about our curriculum by contacting our Deputy Headteacher, Annabel, or one of our Assistant Headteachers, Becca and Christianne.