Children throughout the school follow a curriculum designed to allow the holistic development of the child. The Statutory Foundation Phase Framework and Key Stage Two National Curriculum take account of children’s developmental needs and build on new skills that ensure that all children become confident learners and are inspired and challenged to ensure they achieve their full potential for learning.
Our Curriculum and Schemes of Work are planned as progressive frameworks, spanning the children’s time in our school, from Nursery to Year 6. Children learn through first hand experimental activites, building on skills and knowledge they already demonstrate and progress onto the next stage of learning when they are developmentally ready. Children learn and progress through a variety of planned experiences and teaching strategies, and where appropriate through activities they have initiated themselves. Children aquire and develop skills at different rates and must be allowed to develop at their own individual pace.
Foundation Phase (Nursery to Year 2)
There are seven areas of learning:-
Personal and Social Development, Well Being and Cultural Diversity
Language, Literacy and Communicative Skills
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Welsh Language Development
Religious Education is also a compulsory area of learning
Key Stage Two (Year 3 to Year 6)
The curriculum is divided into subject areas as follows:
Welsh (as a second language)
Personal and Social Development
Art & Design
Design and Technology
The Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) is embedded into our curriculum and schemes of work throughout the school.
The LNF has two components divided into the following strands.
Within literacy the strands are:
- oracy across the curriculum
- reading across the curriculum
- writing across the curriculum
Within numercy the strands are:
- developing numerical reasoning
- using number skills
- using measuring skills
- using data skills
Inclusion of all learners
Designed to be inclusive of all learners, including those with additional learning needs (ALN) and more able and talented learners.
Focuses on learners’ acquisition of, and ability to apply, the skills they have learned to complete tasks appropriate for their stage of development.
Expectations are given for each school year from Reception to Year 6 in each of the elements/aspects.