Ashurst Wood Primary School
Ashurst Wood Primary School

Learning at Ashurst Wood

We are committed to providing quality and excellence through an exciting, stimulating environment that stretches and develops the child as a whole. We provide an education which will develop social skills and encourage children to become more active citizens within the School community and beyond.


Tell me and I forget,

Show me and I remember,

Involve me and I understand



At Ashurst Wood we believe that learning is the acquisition and application of knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes that brings about progress.

In KS1 and KS2 we therefore structure our curriculum around eight areas of learning:


  • Understanding English, communication and languages

  • Historical, geographical and social understanding

  • Scientific and technological understanding

  • Understanding physical development, health and wellbeing

  • Understanding the arts

  • Essentials for learning (personal development)

  • Mathematical understanding

  • ICT Capability.


All our children learn by:


· Understanding, developing and sharing ideas.

· Being able to transfer skills and knowledge appropriately.

· Becoming resourceful - knowing how to work things out and where to go for      help.

· Developing a desire and self motivation to discover for themselves.

· Making sense of the world and their place within it.

· Acquiring skills and knowledge that enables them to make progress.

· Using new skills appropriately.

· Being able to work, play and co-operate with others.

· Knowing when to work with others and when to work independently.

· Understanding the need to manage their own behaviour.

· Understanding and using their preferred learning styles.

· Being able to adapt to different situations.

· Being able to make connections.

· Enjoying new experiences and challenges.

· Being resilient – accepting that making a mistake is part of the learning            process.

· Valuing the contributions made by others.  

Our Vision

We believe that everyone has a talent, and we work together to achieve full potential and bring out the best in every individual.

Our School is known as:  


Successful, thriving and forward-looking;


A place where children enjoy learning in a happy, supportive environment;

A place where every individual makes a positive contribution, whether that is in school, in our community or in the wider world.

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