Week Beginning 15th July: 16th July: Full Governing Body Meeting 08:00 - 10:00. 17th July: Year 6 Production 19:00 - 21:00. 19th July: Reception Trip to Bocketts Farm.
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Phonics and Spelling


We are passionate about spelling at Ash Grange as this is the gateway to reading and writing.  Scroll down this page to see the programmes for different age groups.  


Children are taught to play with and understand sounds from their early years throughout primary school.  We use the revised Little Wandle scheme, which teaches children sounds, digraphs and tricky words so that they have the phonics and word recognition knowledge and skills to read and write.  


Nursery, Reception and Year 1 are following it from the beginning of their relevant year. This year Year 2 are using it for any gaps that have arisen due to loss of learning time from Covid interruptions in Year 1.  Children in higher years will only be using Little Wandle if they have a significant SEN need and it will be identified as an intervention on the IPP that the Classteacher shares with parents/carers.


Here is the parent guide to Little Wandle

and some useful videos

Summer 2           

Summer 1          

Spring 2           

Spring 1


Autumn 2

Autumn 1

Reception Learning Overview 2023-2024


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Creative Learning Project Title

Do you want to be friends?

Why do squirrels hide their nuts?

What happens when I fall asleep?

Will you read me a story?

Do cows drink milk?

Are we there yet?

Creative Learning Project Focus


Rules and routines

Plants and Animals

Seasonal changes


The solar system

Nocturnal animals

People that help us


Traditional Stories

Foods and farm animals

Travel and Transport

Books the children will experience

Guess How Much I Love You?

Same But Different Too

Handa’s Surprise

Little Red Riding Hood


Goldilocks and The Three Bears

The Gruffalo

Owl Babies

On The Way Home


Goodnight Moon

Night Monkey, Day Monkey

Whatever Next

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Elves and The Shoemaker

Rosie’s Walk

Come On Daisy

The Gingerbread Man

Farmer Duck

  Mrs Armitage On Wheels

Mr Gumpy’s Outing

The Three Little Pigs


All of the learning experiences relating to the different areas of the Early Years Development Matters curriculum are mapped to the children's needs and interests. The Cornerstone curriculum offers ideas for staff to consider but the basis is always the children's interests and the next steps in their learning.

Reception Class also work on units from the RE Locally Agreed Syllabus


What makes something special?

Why do we have celebrations?

Who am I and where do I belong?

What can we learn from stories?

What makes our world wonderful?

What makes a place special?


Gross motor skills and balance spatial awareness


Movement skills

Ball skills





Team games




External Trips


Local walk



Bockett’s Farm




Scopay School Shop