Inspiring a Love for Lifelong Learning
Learning at Ashford Park
Topics covered in each year group are shown below and in more detail by following the Year Groups link on the left. Home Learning can also be found there.
Our phonics learning is delivered through the use of:
- Phonics International
- Phonics Play - a web based learning tool
- The Alphabetic Code
- Letters and Sounds
Our Infant Reading Schemes include:
- Bug Club
- Rigby Stars
- Oxford Reading Tree
We want to work in partnership with you to raise confidence with English grammar, punctuation and spelling. The Oxford OWL has really useful "Expert help", short video snippets all about grammar and how these patterns of language are used to write and communicate clearly. Please follow this link
Enjoy listening to free stories through: http://www.storynory.com/
Visit this site to hear famous authors reading the winning entries in BBC Radio 2 - 500 word writing competition: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1
Writing inspiration through images: http://www.pobble365.com/
Literacy Shed is full of incredible ideas using film to encourage speaking and listening, drama, reading and writing. It has some incredible video snippets to support children in making the right choices when faced with the life challenges of bullying and on-line challenges: http://www.literacyshed.com/
Ted Talks: Sir Ken Robinson, "How to escape education's death valley", presents a really interesting view on the development of a curriculum to encourage natural learning: View here
Sir Ken Robinson, "Do schools kill creativity?"
ON-LINE SAFETY: Please find an important e.safety document in the documents listed below with information and websites for you to visit to keep YOUR children SAFE when using the INTERNET and MOBILE DEVICES.