African Dancing in Year Three

On Monday 24th April Olivia from Zest Dance visited to teach Year 3 some traditional African dancing. The rhythmic drumming and catching music put smiles on all their faces and they couldn't help moving to the beat. Each class learnt several different movements and worked together to create a choreographed dance which they performed to each other. They will now be busy practising and improving our dances so that they can perform them to Year 3 parents just before half term.

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 480 children.  From September 2017, we will have three classes in our infant years from Reception to Year 2, and our junior years from Years 3 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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Bank Holiday01May2017

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