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School curriculum

The curriculum at Ysgol Trefnant, along with every other school in the country, has undergone a radical reappraisal in the light of the introduction of the National Curriculum. The staff meet regularly to develop strategies for the effective implementation of the curriculum using, where appropriate, a cross curricular approach through themes and topics developed over a two year cycle for Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2. The staff have created a curriculum which has balance, relevance and is differentiated to meet individual needs. Our aims and initiatives for each term are outlined in the school development plan and parents may see this on request in the school.
 

Children at Ysgol Trefnant will study:

Mathematics

English Language

Science/Personal Social Development

Technology (including Information Technology)

History

Geography

Religious Education

Physical Education (including swimming)

Music

Art

Welsh as a second language

 

Please see the class pages for further details of what they are learning about this term.

The school has pursued a programme of extending its Information Communication Technology, and computers are available in all classrooms. We have recently purchased net books and iPads for the school.

The programmes of study will be as outlined in the appropriate National Curriculum documents and in the school policy documents to ensure that the curriculum meets the aims of the school and that it is delivered in the most effective manners.

Parents wishing to consult the L.E.A.’s statement on the curriculum can request a copy through the school.

Where children are experiencing learning difficulties and need more help and guidance than can be provided in the class situation, Additional Learning provision is available with the Head teacher taking charge of this work. Parents are informed of such provision and are consulted as to children’s progress within the Special Needs group.

 

A New Curriculum for Wales

'A new curriculum is being developed for settings and schools in Wales. The curriculum will be available by April 2019 for feedback. A final version will be available in January 2020, and will be used throughout Wales by 2022.' WG, 2018

 

Ysgol Trefnant has started to discuss and plan for the changes to education that the new curriculum will bring.

We have started to plan how to support our children to be:

  • 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 new curriculum will have six ‘Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLE):

  • Expressive arts
  • Health and well-being
  • Humanities (including RE which should remain compulsory to age 16)
  • Languages, literacy and communication (including Welsh, which should remain compulsory to age 16, and modern foreign languages)
  • Mathematics and numeracy
  • Science and technology.

 

It will also include three cross-curricular responsibilities: literacy, numeracy and digital competence. 

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