Tech Day 2019

Our ‘tech’ days got off to a great start on Thursday with the digital leaders presenting an assembly on being safe online. The message was clear - never give out your personal information and always ask an adult if you see something online that makes you uncomfortable.  Each year group has had a different focus for their day.
Reception - have been inventors and have been building their own computers.
Year 1 - had a visit from Ralph and Thomas Fairie’s Uncle Kevin who is an animator. They then created their own animations.
Year 2 - created their own fairy tale quizzes, thought about how we can be safe online and did some incredible coding with Code Camp, creating their own computer games.
Year 3 - were being games designers. They also used Scottie Go and the iPads to program and follow algorithms to solve problems.
Year 4 had a visit from Jacqui Oakley, a TV presenter. She talked about her experiences and shared some top tips to help them with their you tube videos.
 Year 5 had Gian Campetti from Engineers R Us in to talk about his life in engineering and then used the Lego wedo (programmable Lego) to find 'Life Hacks' such as the Super Duper Pooper Scooper or bedroom alarms!
Year 6 visited Three Rivers school to explore BBC Microbit, Hour of Code and Logic Lab.

A BIG thank you to ALL our wonderful volunteers who have inspired the children. Thank you the FOA who have funded many of the computers, iPads, Lego and Scottie Go that we were able to use.

Nature's seven principles of Harmony provide a context for all our learning at Ashley School and allow our children to find a new way of looking at the world to ensure we work in harmony with nature.

At Ashley we believe that all children have the right to be safe in our society. Therefore, we recognise that we have a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by creating a positive school atmosphere.

We ensure that the learning at Ashley is purposeful and has real meaning to our children. All of our classes enjoy their learning enquires and love to share their journey through words, pictures and more.

About the School

Ashley CofE Primary School is a growing three-form entry school of 540 children.  From September 2018, we will have three classes in our infant years from Reception to Year 3, and Years 4 to 6 will be two-form.

There are two key aspects to our vision at Ashley CofE Primary School.  The first is that, in line with the current high expectations around attainment and progress, we want our children to develop the appropriate skills, knowledge and terminology in English and Maths to enable them to be as successful as possible in these key areas.  We know that the expectations are notably higher now, but we are working hard to ensure the children have real confidence in these areas of their learning so that every one of them can make good progress.

Secondly and most importantly, we want to put that learning in a context.  So our planning starts by drawing out our enquiries of learning, working out the questions that will guide that learning over a half-term, agreeing the best way to culminate the learning with our Great Works, and linking and applying our core learning and foundation subjects to these rich, purposeful enquiry based projects.  

We believe that this is what inspires our children to want to learn more and to develop a real love of learning in what they do.  Beyond elements of discrete learning in phonics and spelling, as well as in English grammar and Maths concepts, our learning has relevance and is meaningfully applied.  It is joined up.  We believe it makes sense to our children.  

The learning is underpinned by principles of Harmony that teach us how life and the world work.  It is lived out through practices that focus on sustainability and well-being.  It is delivered within a Christian ethos of love.

This vision of education is something we are keen to share with others; teachers, trainee teachers, parents and educators from around the world.  If you are interested in what we are doing, please contact us to find out more.


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