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Learning at APPS

Learning and assessment at Ashford Park

For details of the learning experiences for each year group, please follow the Year Groups link on the left hand tabs. Home Learning can also be found there.

Our phonics learning is delivered through:

  • Letters and Sounds
  • Phonics Play

Our Infant Reading Schemes include:

  • Bug Club
  • Rigby Stars
  • Ginn
  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • A rich variety of enjoyable books readily available from the school and class libraries.

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/

This fantastic, free website is able to support you and your child/ren with your next choice of reading book, with inspirational and engaging titles to truly inspire your children to develop their love for lifelong reading: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/bookfinder/

BBC Bitesize, 'Start your learning journey': https://www.bbc.com/education 

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/

To support with your spellings, please visit http://spellingframe.co.uk/ which is a free online resource. ENJOY!

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?". The feedback form our HMI (Her Majesty's Inspector), May 2017 visit, confirmed our self -evalaution that at APPS, we provide a rich & interesting, broad and balanced curriculum, to meet the specific and individual needs of the children at our school.

 

Parents/carers mathematics Home Help Page

Many thanks to Simon Kidwell and Chris Dyson from two fantastic primary schools in Yorkshire, for working with us and enabling us to share this exciting work!

Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child’s ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives.

Through our mathematics lessons at APPS it is our aim to develop:

  • Enjoyment and enthusiasm for mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics.
  • Confidence and fluency in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills.
  • An ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life.
  • An ability to solve problems, by applying their skills to a variety of routine and non-routine problems. To reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
  • An ability to reason mathematically and explain relationships using mathematical language.
  • An understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment.
  • Initiative and an ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others.

The teaching and learning of mathematics at Ashford Park

At APPS we use a variety of teaching and learning styles in mathematics lessons. Our principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in mathematics. We do this through daily 'Early Bird Maths' and mathematics lessons where children are given opportunities for:

  • Practical activities and mathematical games
  • Problem solving
  • Open and closed tasks
  • Individual, group and whole class discussions and activities
  • A range of methods of calculating e.g. mental, pencil and paper and using a calculator
  • Working with computers as a mathematical tool
  • Using a wide range of support resources e.g. number squares, digit cards and number lines
  • Using and applying their learning in everyday situations

Maths games to play at home

Learning guides and resources:

Maths Support Booklet - EYFS

Maths Support Booklet – 1

Maths Support Booklet – 2

Maths Support Booklet – 3

Maths Support Booklet – 4

Maths Support Booklet – 5

Maths Support Booklet – 6

Progression In Written Addition

Progression In Written Division

Progression In Written Multiplication

Progression In Written Subtraction

Please find the following websites to REALLY extend your mathematical thinking - ENJOY!

http://nrich.maths.org/ and http://www.transum.org/

  1. National Curriculum 2014Download
  2. National Curriculum 2014 Parent/carer information meeting Download
  3. Pedagogy Policy 2018-2020Download
  4. Assessment at Ashford ParkDownload
  5. Assessment in the EYFSDownload
  6. Marking and Feedback Policy Download
  7. 2018 Whole School Curriculum MapDownload
  8. Website addresses re safeguarding and technologyDownload
  9. Progression in mathematics in primary calculationDownload
  10. All Tables Home learning SheetsDownload
  11. Times-TablesDownload
  12. Multiplication-SquareDownload
  13. Year 5 and 6 mathematic prompts Download
  14. Year 3 and 4 Lower KS2 Mathematics Workshop Download
  15. Times Table Rockstars! Download
  16. Early Years, Key stage 1 Mathematics workshop Download
  17. SATS information for parents/carersDownload
  18. Year 2 SATs information slides Download
  19. EYFS Induction Meeting for new parents/Carers Download
  20. English_GlossaryDownload
  21. Common Exception Words for years 1 and 2Download
  22. Common exception words for years 1, 2, 3 and 4Download
  23. EYFS Reading and Writing Workshop Download
  24. Writing, text typesDownload
  25. KS1 Writing community workshop Download
  26. Inter-house Science and Computing CompetitionDownload
  27. Bushcraft Residential parent mtgDownload

Ashford Park
Primary School

Station Crescent, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3HN

01784 250305

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