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Inspiring a Love for Lifelong Learning

Curriculum learning at APPS

Learning and assessment at Ashford Park


Our phonics learning is delivered through:

Reception and KS1:

  • Little Wandle - Letters and Sounds Revised
  • Collins Big Cat Phonics

KS2 (Years 3 and 4):

  • Barrington Stoke
  • Talisman

Our Infant Reading Schemes include:

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

We all understand the importance of a quality reading experiences to inspire and enrich young minds, preparing them to experience a love for lifelong learning. With this in The Department for Education have recently written a useful document to support the teaching of phonics and early reading in primary schools: The reading framework

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: Storynory - free audio stories

Do you love writing - well take a look at the BBC Radio2 - 500 Words website: Radio 2 - 500 words

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: Book Trust book finder

BBC Bitesize, 'Start your learning journey': BBC Bitesize 

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

Writing inspiration through images: Pobble

Ed 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: Literacy Shed

To support with your spellings, please visit Spelling Frame 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 -evaluation 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.








Ashford Park
Primary School

Station Crescent, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3HN

01784 250305

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