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Children will become independent and collaborative learners. They will be provided with a broad and balanced curriculum that will enable each child to develop their knowledge and understanding.
The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values.
Our English Curriculum ensures children communicate their ideas through: speaking and listening and writing and become confident in the principles of spelling. Children will develop a love for reading and, through imaginative and purposeful links, will become passionate about their English skills, showing creativity and flair.
Our Maths Curriculum encourages children to develop mathematical understanding in order to solve problems and justify their thinking.
Our Science Curriculum encourages children to be inquisitive and become independent learners by exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Children will acquire specific skills and knowledge to help them think scientifically, whilst gaining an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future. Local aspects of interest to help inspire scientific studies include the Ashby Museum and studies of the historic Ivanhoe Baths.
Our Computing Curriculum ensures children are prepared for their digital future; knowing how to be safe and resilient online and have experience in the fundamental principles and concepts of computing.
Our R.E Curriculum encourages respect and empathy for different faiths and cultures; showing tolerance and understanding, though views may differ from their own. The links that Ashby Hastings Primary develop, in an area which statistically is not ethnically nor religiously diverse, are with the more diverse areas of Derby and Leicester where visits to religious buildings are integrated for all pupils.
Our History Curriculum encourages children to be curious and inquisitive about the past and understand how key periods and events in Britain and the wider world have shaped society today. Our local studies focus on the history of Ashby which will include Ashby Caslte, the main street and links to Elizabethan times, the Ashby Canal development and The Ivanhoe Baths. Visits to the Ashby de-la Zouch museum also play a prominent role for pupils. The historical use of Ashby Castle school site is integrated into the fabric of the school.
Our Geography Curriculum encourages our children to have curiosity and inquisitiveness about the world in which they live, whilst comparing and contrasting features. Local studies relating to the development of land use in and around Ashby, the Ashby Canal and local industry, for example why coal mining was situated at Moira, are integrated into our Geography curriculum.
Our D&T Curriculum teaches our children how to design, make and evaluate projects for a particular purpose, by promoting problem solving and increasing independence. Local links with businesses, including companies such as McVities, provide real-life opportunities for pupils to develop their Design and Technology skills and knowledge.
Our P.E curriculum encourages children to develop physical, social and fitness skills through a variety of sporting activities. Each child will develop understanding and enjoyment of their own and others abilities, learning to challenge their own performance. Children will be encouraged to develop a positive competitive spirit whilst understanding the need for resilience, empathy and fair play through teamwork and cooperation. We encourage out of school participation in sports, to further develop skills, self-confidence and fitness, by providing links to events and clubs locally and we work closely with the leisure centre and Loughborough university to provide these vital inks.
Our Art Curriculum encourages children to explore and experiment with different media, texture and materials to develop creativity in their own artwork, whilst appreciating the work of others. Local features for inspiring the art curriculum, including Ashby Castle and the various Elizabethan and Georgian buildings, play a prominent role in our Art curriculum at Ashby.
P.S.H.E in our Curriculum encourages children to appreciate British Values through tolerance, mutual respect and kindness in order to create a supportive, nurturing environment building positivity and self-esteem. Our links with more diverse areas, such as the cities of Leicester and Derby, assist our PSHE curriculum and promotion of British Values.
Our MFL Curriculum provides opportunities for children to explore and understand cultures. It extends their knowledge of how language works and helps them develop communication skills.
Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Curriculum promotes a culture and concern for all, encouraging mental and social wellbeing. We ensure that all are being heard, seen and valued.
Ashby Hastings Primary School
Headteacher: Rachel Mckeown
Ashby de la Zouch