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Our Curriculum

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At St. David’s Church in Wales Primary School, the provision of a well-organised and stimulating curriculum, catering for the needs of all is of paramount importance.  The new building has capacity for discrete year groups of 30 pupils. However, if necessary pupils can be placed in combined mixed year groups. 

 

Normally, a skills driven curriculum is taught through a series of structured activities designed to promote pupils’ development. 

The current new curriculum includes, is designed in line with the 4 purposes and 6 Areas of Learning. Our Parent Presentation below details the areas of learning and how these are communicated to parents. 

       

 

As the presentation shows, the school also covers the mandatory curriculum elements:

  • Religion, values and ethics

  • Relationships and sexuality education (RSE)

  • Welsh

  • Cross-Curricular core skills literacy, numeracy and digital competence

 

A topic approach that enables skills to be developed across the curriculum is used in each key stage.  The topics are brought to life by high quality teaching, inspirational learning activities and opportunities to listen and plan for the developing interests and motivations of children. The school loosely uses ‘Cornerstones’ topics where the philosophy is to engage (Child-Centred Jump In Days), develop, innovate and express.

Pupils are given the opportunity to acquire, develop, practise, apply and refine skills through group, paired and individual tasks in a variety of contexts across the curriculum.

 

The other key skills developed across all curriculum areas are

 

  • Creativity and innovation

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving

  • Personal effectiveness

  • Planning and organising

  • Cross-curricular application skills

 

The Cornerstone topics are brought to life by high quality teaching, inspirational learning activities and opportunities to listen and plan for the developing interests and motivations of children. The philosophy is to engage, develop, innovate and express. The children share their work with parents during open days at the end of each topic.

 

We have high expectations of all our pupils, recognising differing skills and abilities so helping them to prepare for full and responsible lives. 

Find out more Welsh Government guidance about the

New Curriculum for Wales on Hwb

or the Let's get started guide.

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