Our Curriculum

 

CURRICULUM FOR WALES

 

A new Curriculum for Wales is being rolled out from September 2022 in primary schools. In a changing world, the education system in Wales wants to make sure that children have the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to make the most of life. The Curriculum for Wales framework is defined by the Welsh government and school level curriculum will be developed and planned by teachers and individual schools. As a school we will enable all learners to develop towards the four purposes of the curriculum - the starting point and aspiration for every child and young person in Wales. Our school curriculum will support our learners to become:

  • Ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives
  • Enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
  • Ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
  • Healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society

 

The Curriculum for Wales has six areas of learning and experience. 

Literacy, numeracy and digital skills will be embedded throughout all curriculum areas:

  • Expressive Arts: Incorporates art, dance, drama, music and digital media. It encourages creativity, critical thinking and performance.
  • Humanities: Incorporates geography, history, religious education, business studies and social studies. It will be based on human experiences and will also cover Welsh culture and identity.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Incorporates physical, emotional and social aspects of life. It will help pupils to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing and how to manage social influences.
  • Science and Technology: Incorporates biology, chemistry, physics, computer science and design technology.
  • Mathematics and Numeracy: As well as mathematics, this includes numeracy which is the application of maths to solve problems in real world contexts.
  • Languages, Literacy and Communication: This will include Welsh and English language and literature as well international languages and British Sign Language.

 

The curriculum also covers: 

-human rights

-diversity and respecting differences

-experiences and skills for careers and the workplace

-learning about local, national and international contexts

-developmentally appropriate relationships and sexuality education.

 

Assessment will be part of your child’s learning every day. They’ll work with their teachers to see where they are in their learning, plan their next learning steps and spot any issues or extra support they need.

A New Curriculum for Wales: a guide for parents:

 

https://hwb.gov.wales/curriculum-for-wales/a-new-curriculum-in-wales-a-guide-for-parents