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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:

  • Phonics International
  • Jolly Phonics
  • Phonics Play - a web based learning tool
  • The Alphabetic Code
  • Letters and Sounds

Our Infant Reading Schemes include:

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

Visit this site to hear famous authors reading the winning entries in BBC Radio 2 - 500 word writing competition:

Writing inspiration through images:

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:

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 a daily mathematics lesson 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! and

  1. National Curriculum 2014Download
  2. National Curriculum 2014 Parent/carer information meeting Download
  3. Pedagogy Policy 2017-2018Download
  4. Assessment at Ashford ParkDownload
  5. Marking and Assessment Policy May 2017Download
  6. Website addresses re safeguarding and technologyDownload
  7. How we teach mathematics at Ashford Park Download
  8. Progression in mathematics in primary calculationDownload
  9. All Tables Home learning SheetsDownload
  10. Times-TablesDownload
  11. Multiplication-SquareDownload
  12. Year 5 and 6 mathematic prompts Download
  13. Year 3 and 4 Lower KS2 Mathematics Workshop Download
  14. Early Years, Key stage 1 Mathematics workshop Download
  15. SATS information for parents/carersDownload
  16. Year 2 SATs information slides Download
  17. EYFS Induction Meeting for new parents/Carers Download
  18. English_GlossaryDownload
  19. Common Exception Words for years 1 and 2Download
  20. Common exception words for years 1, 2, 3 and 4Download
  21. EYFS Reading and Writing Workshop Download
  22. Writing, text typesDownload
  23. KS1 Writing community workshop Download
  24. Inter-house Science and Computing CompetitionDownload
  25. Bushcraft Residential 2017 final parent mtgDownload

Ashford Park
Primary School

Station Crescent, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3HN

01784 250305

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