The school curriculum incorporates aspects of the four core subjects (Mathematics, Science, Welsh and English) and the seven basic subjects (Geography, History, Religious Education, Art, Technology, Music, Physical Education and Information and Communication Technology).
The Theme Framework
An extensive proportion of the curriculum is organised on the basis of thematic work, that is, a collection of work units that encompass elements from different programmes of study within the National Curriculum.
We greatly hope that the pupils see the work as interesting and relevant, and through careful planning, we feel that we are succeeding to ensure continuation and development in the education we offer.
summary of the themes that will be studied are attached at the end of this chapter. We hope that you feel that this framework is useful to you as parents mainly in order to be able to support the children at home through discussion, reading for information and so forth.
The National Curriculum
As for every other school the school’s work pattern is placed on the National Curriculum framework. In accordance with the organisation of the National Curriculum the school is divided into two Key Stages, KS1 and KS2. Pupils are assessed at the end of KS1 at 7 years of age and at the end of KS2 at 11 years of age, and the assessment results are reported to parents. The assessment results are published at the beginning of the Autumn Term as part of the Governors’ Annual Report to Parents. The 2003 end of KS1 and 2 assessment results are attached to the end of this chapter.
Policies and Work Schemes
The aims, intentions and organisation of the school have been outlined in full in the Policies and Work Schemes of the school. Any parent who would like more information is welcome to study these documents by arrangement with the Headteacher.
The school hopes for parents’ co-operation and support with any additional activity arranged, such as evening concerts, concert practices, football, netball practices etc. Parents are requested to arrange transport home for children at the end of the activity.
The village section of the Urdd meet regularly at the school.
CHARGING FOR ACTIVITIES
The fundamental principle of the 1988 Education Act was that educational activities should be free for every pupil. Despite that the school has a statutory right to ask parents to contribute towards the costs with the understanding that no pupil should suffer disadvantage if his parents are unable or unwilling to contribute.
Pupils are charged a fee for swimming lessons to meet the cost of transport to the Leisure Centre.
The annual sum for instrumental lessons is indicated by the Instrumental Service.