One-page Curriculum Rationale

Curriculum Rationale and Vision

A Guide to the new curriculum for Wales

Blended Learning Policy

Please find below the information presented at the Parent Information Evening on 26th November. This includes a powerpoint, No reward letter, 4 purpose characters and 4 purpose story letter.

Curriculum Statement

The school aims to provide an inclusive, broad, balanced and challenging curriculum that nurtures the needs of each pupil. The curriculum provides each pupil with an education to be able to develop into independent learners relevant to the modern world.

Our main aims are to:

  • Foster positive attitudes to learning, to encourage ambitious, capable learners with high aspirations and resilience in their learning.
  • Emphasise the importance of how to live a healthy life with the confidence to manage their physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Develop ethically informed young citizens in Wales and the wider world.
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to show creativity and enterprise to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to life and work in a fast-changing world.
  • Ensure that we listen to the ‘pupil voice’ and it is used to determine the direction of their learning and to engage and excite them in their learning.

Skills across the Curriculum

Ysgol Pen y Bryn puts a great emphasis in advancing literacy, numeracy and digital literacy across the curriculum to allow these skills to be transferable in any situation.

New Curriculum Reform

Ysgol Pen y Bryn is determined to a provide a curriculum that has an emphasis on equipping young people for life. We strive to build on pupil’s ability to learn new skills and apply their subject knowledge in a positive and creative way.

As the new curriculum in Wales develops, Ysgol Pen y Bryn will keep abreast of the developments and continue to be recognised for our innovative practice whilst maintaining high standards.

Our planning encompasses the four purposes of the new curriculum to promote ambitious, capable learners, enterprising, creative contributors, healthy, confident individuals and ethical, informed citizens.

The new curriculum has six ‘Areas of Learning and Experience’ (AOLE), which combines the present subjects in the existing curriculum.

  • Expressive Arts (art, music, drama and film and digital media)
  • Health and Wellbeing (personal and social education, healthy eating and cooking and physical education)
  • Humanities (history, geography and religious education)
  • Language, Literacy and Communication (English, Welsh and modern foreign languages)
  • Mathematics and Numeracy (including financial education)
  • Science and Technology (science, computer science and design and technology)

We plan our curriculum in line with these ‘Areas of Learning and Experience’.

Nurturing Healthy EthicalCreative Ambitious Learners

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