Curriculum

The New Curriculum at Ash Trees Academy

At Ash Trees Academy, our pupils receive a personalised curriculum to meet their individual and unique needs. We have a strong focus on delivering the key skills. We seek to develop the whole child to their full potential, through providing enriching and hands on teaching and learning opportunities and experiences.

Curriculum Intent
Our creative curriculum encompasses all areas of learning with a holistic approach that meets individual needs. Each area of learning includes individual subject areas that are presented in a cross curricular format to ensure learning is transferable and meaningful. We aim to prepare our pupils for adult life and all that this encompasses. We aim for our pupils to become citizens who can access the community and all that it offers.

We ensure learning is focussed and exciting focussing on a termly theme. We seek to take into account and utilise our pupil’s interests in order to motivate and enthuse our learners.

Our Curriculum
Our pupils follow a creative curriculum via thematic topics. Please see below our long term topic theme overview.

EYFS

KS1/KS2

Learning Pathways
Our pupils in EYFS follow the EYFS statutory framework this closely links to our thematic topics. In our EYFS setting, pupils take responsibility for making choices about what they will learn and explore. Teachers & staff listen for cues and watch interests develop to create an appropriate curriculum for each individual. This method is also sometimes referred to as play-based.

The curriculum for pupils in Reception covers seven areas of learning development. Children should mostly develop the three prime areas first, as these are the skills most essential for healthy development and future learning:
* Communication and language (speaking and listening)
* Physical development (PE and large scale play)
* Personal, social and emotional development
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas:
* Literacy (Reading and Writing)
* Mathematics
* Understanding the world (Science, ICT, History, Geography and RE)
* Expressive arts and design (Art, Music, Dance and Design Technology)
If you would like more information, please see our EYFS Policy
To find out more about these areas of learning visit Foundation Years website

Pupils in KS1 and KS2 follow learning pathways

Curriculum Impact

Impact is measured via a progression of skills, knowledge, vocabulary and its application in the wider world. We monitor progress via a variety of systems, to ensure a bespoke curriculum is delivered to all learners. (Footsteps/SCERTTS/key skills/Learning plans/EHCPs/Learning ladders- Ascent stage data/EYFS)

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The curriculum for pupils in Reception remains the same. It covers seven areas of learning development. Children should mostly develop the three prime areas first, as these are the skills most essential for healthy development and future learning:

* Communication and language (speaking and listening)

* Physical development (PE and large scale play)

* Personal, social and emotional development

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas:

* Literacy (Reading and Writing)

* Mathematics

* Understanding the world (Science, ICT, History, Geography and RE)

* Expressive arts and design (Art, Music, Dance and Design Technology)

If you would like more information please see our EYFS-Policy

To find out more about these areas of learning visit Foundation Years website

If you require any further information or guidance, please do not hesitate to speak to our staff. We are always here to support and guide you on any aspect of teaching and learning at Ash Trees Academy.

 

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