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The Curriculum

School Organisation

Foundation Phase:

Pupils in Nursery – Year 2

 

In the Foundation Phase, children learn through first-hand experiential activities with the serious business of ‘play’ providing the vehicle. Through their play, children practise and consolidate their learning, play with ideas, experiment, take risks, solve problems, and make decisions individually, in small and in large groups.

 

First-hand experiences allow the children to develop an understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. The development of children’s self-image and feelings of self-worth and self-esteem are at the core of this phase.

 

Areas of Learning:

The Foundation Phase has 7 areas of learning which are delivered through practical activities and active learning experiences both indoors and outdoors.

 

The 7 areas of learning are:

  • Personal and Social Development, Well-Being and Cultural Diversity
  • Language, Literacy and Communication Skills
  • Mathematical Development
  • Welsh Language Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

 

Key Stage 2:

Pupils in Year 3 – Year 6

At Key Stage 2, pupils are given the opportunity to build on skills gained during the Foundation Phase. Throughout all subject areas, the ‘Skills Curriculum 2008’ is followed, promoting the Key Skills of:

  • Developing Thinking
  • Developing Communication
  • Developing I.C.T.
  • Developing Number

 

Pupils are given the opportunities to develop skills and process through the study of other subjects which are linked to their topical termly themes. Pupils use a variety of resources and materials in each subject (Science and Technology, Humanities, Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing) to develop their learning in line with the school’s aims.

 

In both the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2, the National Curriculum subjects are divided into areas based upon the recommendations set by the Welsh Government in the Successful Futures Report 2015. These are as follows:

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