The Curriculum at Ascot Heath
Our curriculum provides diverse, memorable and thought provoking experiences for all our children during their time at Ascot Heath, in order that when they leave us they do so as confident, independent, curious learners with a ‘thirst’ for learning and positive motivation and resilience for learning for themselves which remains with them as they move to secondary school and beyond.
We follow the Early Years framework and 2014 National Curriculum and give priority to ensuring that children master key literacy and maths skills through following a carefully structured and progressive programme. Children have the opportunity to apply these core skills to access new learning across all subject areas. Our ‘quest’ based approach ensures that children understand how concepts, ideas and knowledge from across the different curriculum subjects, combined with the key skills for each subject come together to provide a cohesive, relevant and rewarding experience for our children. Our curriculum builds on our children’s experiences and interests and celebrates the different cultures, religions and traditions of our school community. We ensure that all children experience awe and wonder moments and are motivated to want to learn for themselves not for others. Our teachers have the freedom to adapt the learning within the classroom to ensure it is personalised and relevant to the children’s experiences and interests.
Our school values of hope, courage and respect, alongside the British values, are at the heart of our curriculum as they help us to develop the attitudes needed in order to fully embrace each learning opportunity and guide us towards becoming responsible, conscientious and caring citizens.
As a result our curriculum is broad and rich, incorporates ‘big bang’ moments that inspire awe and wonder from our children and staff and provides a wealth of relevant and real life experiences in the classroom, the wider grounds and through enrichment visits.
Outdoor learning is a key part of our curriculum. We have beautiful spacious grounds and want to utilise these effectively to engage our learners, develop their learning in a different context and promoting the physical and emotional benefits to accessing learning outdoors.
For further information about our curriculum please contact Mrs Rachel Bradley.