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Ash Grove Primary School & Nursery
Belgrave Road, Moss Estate, SK11 7TF, UK Macclesfield
Tel. 01625 500604, Fax 01625 503512

Welcome to Ash Grove Primary School & Nursery

Mission Statement Smiley face

We believe that effective learning is achieved in a safe and secure environment where every child feels happy, stimulated, valued and special!

School Aims
  • To foster positive attitudes to learning, self-respect, self-discipline, care and respect for their environment and to value, trust, respect and are tolerant to the needs of others.
  • To enable children to progress continuously towards enjoying and achieving their potential in all areas of the curriculum.
  • To develop a sense of sharing and involvement where school, home and the wider community can effectively work together to enhance the education for every child.
  • To nurture life-long love of learning – socially, morally, spiritually, culturally and emotionally. To ensure children understand the need for healthy eating and physical fitness.
  • To celebrate every child’s effort, progress and success by developing their self-confidence, independence, self-esteem and motivation.


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Autumn Term 2006
Foundation Stage, Nursery and Reception Curriculum Newsletter 

Topic On Ourselves

Children will be developing the following knowledge, skills, understanding, attitudes and values in the Six Areas of Learning:

PSE Personal, Social and Emotional Development

CLL Communication, Language and Literacy

MD Mathematical Development

KU Knowledge and Understanding of the World

PD Physical Development

CD Creative Development

Personal Social and Emotional Development

  • Understanding self as a member of different communities
  • Understanding self: needs and feelings
  • New entrants separating from main carer
  • Showing care and concern for self and others e.g. taking care when crossing the road, looking after hair and teeth
  • Developing an awareness of relevant cultural and religious events e.g. birthdays, Christmas

Communication, Language and Literacy

  • Communicating with others via speech e.g. introducing self
  • Listening to others and sharing news
  • Communicating with others by making marks e.g. letter to invite friend to tea, appointment book in hospital.
  • Listen to favourite stories and rhymes e.g. “The Tiger who came to Tea”, “Mog”, “Rapunzel”, “Heads, Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Mathematical Development

  • Show an interest in numbers and in counting e.g. facial features, fingers
  • Understanding about difference in size e.g. how we grow
  • Sorting objects e.g. photos into ages
  • Recognise groups of numbers e.g. candles on birthday cake
  • Recognise some numerals of personal significance e.g. birthday cards
  • Making shape pictures of self

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

  • Expressing feelings about personal history e.g. birthdays/family occasions
  • Use appropriate language for body parts
  • Show interest in ICT: favourite computer program
  • Show curiosity through senses e.g. signs of Autumn
  • Make comparison between self and others e.g. colour of hair/eyes

Physical Development

  • Using space
  • Coordinating body to run, jump, push objects etc
  • Naming body parts
  • Use one handed tools
  • Showing preference for healthy foods

Creative Development

  • Moving body in different ways e.g. slowly, quickly
  • Joining in with favourite rhymes e.g. I can
  • Show interest in what see smell, touch, hear
  • Differentiating colours e.g. Autumn display
  • Body percussion
  • Exploring ideas and imagination in role play house, hospital, castle.



Please work with your child on any of the activities mentioned above.


Please read to your child daily. Current guidelines state that young children should have five stories read to them each day.  Children who benefit from hearing so many stories are destined to make better progress in learning to read.


Please talk to your child about the stories you have been reading together. Also, please encourage him/her to talk about what he/she is doing during your time together at home.





The Nursery libraries will be open as usual:


  • Nursery library: Monday and Friday
  • Family Lending Library: Friday

Foundation Stage Staff


Mrs. Bullivent - Foundation Stage Leader

Mrs. Tucker - Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Webb - Librarian

Mrs. Southan - Speech and Language Assistant

Mrs. Meehan - Teaching Assistant Voluntary Helper


Summer Term 2007
Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter 

Welcome you to the beginning of this school term. I hope your child/ren have settled in well and are enjoying school. Here is some information that I feel is important to note:


  • P.E is on a Tuesday and a Friday. Can all children please bring their P.E. kits (shorts, t-shirts and pumps).
  • Can all children please bring their book bags daily.
  • Book bags will contain a book, key words and a sound and word book.


If at any time you would like to come and see me please do so and we can make an appointment for after school.


Miss Lunn


In our daily Literacy hour this term we will be covering:

  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Reading (guided and one to one reading).
  • Writing a simple story.
  • Looking at the use of full stops, capital letters when and connectives.
  • Phonics and spellings.
  • Handwriting.
  • Stories (fantasy books, recounts).
  • Non-Fiction: Information books.


In our daily Numeracy time term we will be covering:

Understanding place value and ordering of numbers up to 30 and beyond.

2D and 3D shapes.

  • Practice counting numbers 1-30 and beyond.
  • Number sequences.
  • Problem solving.
  • Number bonds up to 10.
  • Practise adding and subtraction and finding a missing number.
  • Adding sums of money together, finding a total and giving the correct change.
  • Understand and use positional language.


  • Health and Growth.


  • Islands.


  • Investigating materials.


  • Dance and Games.


  • Relationships.


  • Pulse and rhythm.


  • Celebrations.


  • Following instructions.

Tasks to do at home

  • In the Year 1 class reading is part of the weekly tasks and books will be changed regularly.
  • Please read with your child and help them to learn their key words.
  • Please make sure your child can recognise their full name and practice writing it, forming the letters correctly.
  • Please encourage your child to count and learn to recognise numbers up to 30 and beyond if possible.
  • Please could you make sure your child brings their P.E Kit as P.E. is on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Please could your child bring their book bag daily.

Year One Staff


Miss Lunn

Mrs Tutton (T.A.)


If you need any more information, please talk to Miss Lunn.


Autumn Term 2006
Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter 



  • In our daily Literacy hour this term we will be covering:
  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Reading and discussing fiction; (Stories, poems and play scripts)
  • Writing a variety of genres
  • Characterization and story-line
  • Reading and writing in a familiar setting
  • Non Fiction Writing instructions.




In our daily Numeracy hour this term we will be covering:


  • Counting to 100
  • Place value 
  • Addition & Subtraction 
  • Money & real life problems
  • Shape and space
  • Reasoning about numbers
  • Ordering numbers
  • Understanding multiplication



  • Health and Growth
  • Topic
  • The Great Fire Of London



  • Picture This


  • Joseph’s Coat


  • Gym
  • Dance



  • New Beginnings
  • Music
  • Sounds Interesting


  • Why did Jesus tell Stories and Celebrations


  • Creating Pictures.


  • In the year 2 class reading is part of the weekly homework and books will be changed regularly.
  • Please read with your child and help them to deepen their understanding of the text by talking to them about it. 
  • Spellings will be given out each week. Please help your child to learn them.
  • Please could you ensure your child has their P.E Kit each Wednesday a.m.

Year Two Staff

Mrs. Lisle and Mrs. Took



Summer Term 2007
Years 5 & 6 Curriculum Newsletter 


In our daily Literacy hour this term we will be covering:


  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Reading (guided and one to one reading).
  • Target ; to understand the effectiveness of author’s use of language
  • Writing Target:  to write organised whole texts effectively.
  • Phonics and spellings.
  • Handwriting.
  • Fiction (poems and stories from a variety of genres.)
  • Non-Fiction: Using a variety of styles, as appropriate to selected genre.



In our daily Numeracy time term we will be covering:

  • Understanding place value, ordering and rounding of numbers.
  • Addition and subtraction mental and written methods
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Revisit 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Problem solving; including money
  • Measurement using a variety of standard units and including problems.
  • Handling Data
  • Properties of number and number sequences



  • Target Health (combined PE and Science Unit)



  • The Mountain Environment



  • Talking Textiles.{Linked to The Mountain Environment)
  • Weaving Poems (combined Art and Literacy Unit)



  • Striking and Fielding games.



  • Relationships



  • ‘Who Knows?’ Exploring musical processes.



  • How do People express their faith through the arts?



  • Using the Internet to search large databases (linked to Geography unit.)


During the final half term I plan to give the children some confidence to tackle a Modern Foreign language, teaching the unit; Je parle francais

Tasks to do at home


  • In the Year 5/6 class reading is part of the weekly homework.

  • Children will be reading and taught decoding and comprehension skills in Guided Reading sessions, so should be encouraged to change independent reading books regularly without teacher supervision.

  • Please read with your child and help them to learn their spellings.

  • Please encourage your child to complete homework.

  • One piece of Maths and Literacy will be sent each week with occasional additional tasks for other subjects.

  • Please could you make sure your child brings their P.E Kit for the week.

  • Please could your child bring their book bag everyday.

Years 5 & 6 Staff

Mrs Pearson


Mrs Mcbride (T.A.)

Mrs White (T.A.)

Mr Cope PPA & Booster


If you need any more information, please talk to Mrs Pearson.


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