At Ashton Vale we believe that high quality texts are central to learning and we seek to provide children with meaningful learning experiences that encourage a love of reading and writing. We were delighted to have been awarded 'School of the Year' in 2017 for our commitment to using high quality children's literature throughout our school.
Our Literacy Program
We follow the Talk for Writing approach. Each class has a key book for the term which they use as a stimulus for their writing.
The No Nonsense Spelling Programme for year 2 - 6.
The focus of the programme is on the teaching of spelling, which embraces knowledge of spell- ing conventions – patterns and rules; but integral to the teaching is the opportunity to promote the learning of spellings, including statutory words, common exceptions and personal spellings.