Woodpecker Assembly
Thank you to Woodpecker Class who treated us to a fantastic assembly on Thursday, written almost entirely by the children themselves. It began with an enchanting song performed by Livia and Cayla with the rest of the class playing percussion to a beat behind them. They went on to explain how they had been learning about traditional tales and had written playscripts of one in particular which was 'How the Giraffe got its long neck'. It was a hard decision but three children's scripts were chosen to be used to create the main performance of the assembly. Thank you Lilly, Joe and Ewan for your brilliant scripts. All the children's voices and acting were brilliant! Well done Woodpeckers!

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Ashley School will be closed on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June for INSET training. 


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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