It is our aim to provide the pupils with the National Curriculum by teaching through a “cross-curricular approach” where possible.
The teaching will be:
Broad - By introducing the children to a wide range of knowledge, concepts, attitudes and skills.
Balanced – Each aspect will have the appropriate amount of time allocated to it.
Relevant – The subjects will be taught in a way to promote the pupil’s experience.
Differentiated – The pupil’s ability and aptitude will be matched to what is taught.
Progressive – the National Curriculum and the school’s own Schemes of Work ensure this continuity.
• To enable each child to read fluently and coherently.
• To encourage various audio and visual skills.
• To master communicational skills in both aural and written form, given appropriate stimuli.
• To produce legible handwriting and a high standard of spelling, punctuation and sentence construction.
• To use and apply mathematical concepts in the home and school environment.
• To enable the child to use estimation and the calculator in an appropriate manner.
• To provide a variety of situations in which the child must use problem solving skills.
• To enhance the concept of collecting information, and thus being able to record findings effectively.
• We strive to encourage questioning minds and the ability to reason with their peers.
• Encouragement is also given to the development of physical activity.
The intention of the curriculum at Ysgol y Bynea is:
To stimulate the emotional and social development of the children so that they will be able to realise their maximum potential.
To create the awareness of, and the desire for the spiritual dimensions of life by giving the children knowledge of religions, particularly Christianity.
To instil a sense of high moral values and to foster an awareness of the needs of others.
The school sets out to provide every child with the opportunity of acquiring the following experiences in accordance with the National Curriculum.
1. The development of basic skills in all subjects taught at the school with due consideration to the age, aptitude and ability of each child.
2. The development of numeric skills and mathematical knowledge and understanding.
3. The development of scientific skills, knowledge and understanding.
4. The development of investigative skills and to interpret evidence, to analyse and to solve problems.
5. The development of language in all its various forms so that it becomes a purposeful and meaningful means of communication. This will include listening, speaking, reading, writing and literacy appreciation.
6. To be aware of the geographical, historical and social aspects of the local environment and the national heritage, and to be aware of other times and places.
7. The encouragement of self-expression through music, mime, drama, art and crafts, design technology and physical education.
8. The development of high standards of personal hygiene, good manners and courtesy.
9. The encouragement of safe practices in the school, home and in the community.
10. Develop the use of Information Technology to access, amend
and present information.
The aim of the teaching of Science is to develop in children their abilities as investigators i.e. Finding out for themselves. By doing this we:
General Statement on the Aims of the Teaching of Science and Technology
1. Develop the child’s knowledge of their environment.
2. Provide opportunities for children to work in a scientific way so that they are able to build upon, refine and extend their scientific knowledge.
3. Create the enjoyment of Science and Technology through practical activities.
While working in this way, the teaching and learning of Science and Technology will support the teaching and learning in several other areas
of the curriculum, especially those closely linked with language and mathematical skills.
When planning the Science curriculum, termly themes have been planned on a two-year cycle. During this two-year cycle, the relevant programme of study for each Attainment Target will have been experienced at least once by every child.
Cymraeg fel Ail Iaith
Fe rhennir Rhaglen Astudio Cymraeg Ail Iaith yn bedair rhan :-
Fe fudd y disgyblion yn cyfarthrebu yn y Gymraeg mewn sefyllfaoedd cyfarwydd a dychmygol. Mae gwobr “Siaradwr Yr Wythnos” yn cael ei rhoi i hybu hyn.
Fe fydd y Rhaglen Astudio yn rhoi cyfle i’r plentyn ddarllen amrywiaeth o ddeunydd Cymraeg a chlywed deunydd yn cael ei ddarllen yn dda.
Fe fydd y Rhaglen Astudio yn rhoi cyfle i’r disgyblion fynegu eu hunain fel ysgrifenwyr. Fe fydd y gwaith ysgrifennu yn datblygu’n raddol dros gyfnod o amser, ac yn bennaf yn adlewyrchu’r gwaith llafar.
Bydd pwyslais ar waith ysgrifenedig taclus.
General Statement on the Aims of Teaching English
Speaking and Listening
Every child is encouraged through a wide range of situations, audiences and a variety of speaking and listening activities to listen attentively and to respond appropriately.
The aim is to engender in each pupil a wish to read, be it for pleasure or to gain information. Parents are invited to help foster in their child a positive attitude to reading. Reading awareness events are held periodically to enable parents to have a secure understanding of the work undertaken by the school and also how this can be supported and developed at home.
Each child will have an opportunity to write in a variety of contexts and for a variety of purposes and audiences, including fellow pupils, teachers and adults.
Pupils are encouraged to learn the words which occur most frequently in their writing and to be aware of the conventions of spelling. A phonological awareness programme (POPAT) is implemented throughout the school, which significantly enhances both spelling and language skills
A handwriting scheme is implemented throughout the school, which ensures continuity and progression. Correct letter formation is emphasised which is developed into a fluent and legible joined up style of handwriting. Attractive and clear presentation is encouraged at all times and A4 size workbooks are utilised to support this.
General Statement of Aims for the Teaching of Mathematics
1. Develop children’s ability to use Mathematics effectively as a tool in a wide range of tasks.
2. Develop children’s creativity and ability to think logically, searching for patterns and relationships.
3. Develop children’s ability to analyse and communicate mathematical information and ideas.
4. Cultivate positive personal qualities and attitudes towards Mathematics.
5. Appreciate the link between Mathematics and the other areas of the curriculum, and in this way increase the understanding that
6. Mathematics makes an essential contribution to the preparation of pupils for adult life.
General School Aims
• To help the pupils develop lively, enquiring minds.
• To foster the ability to think logically and to respect their fellow men, their own possessions and those of others, and to appreciate religious and moral issues.
• To understand how to use language and number effectively.
• To explore their environment and to have a better understanding of their surroundings.
• To master skills that are essential and to have a clear vision of the world in which they live.
As a school we have aims that we encourage all pupils to adopt. They are :
Respect - For people and possessions, leading to self respect.
Punctuality - At lessons and activities.
Responsibility – Recognised and accepted in a positive way.
Effort – Striving as individuals and in co-operation with others for mutual benefit.
Atmosphere – Cultivation of as happy atmosphere, avoiding confrontational situations such as bullying.
Health - Care for our health and well-being, by behaving sensibly in all situations.
Appearance - Pride in appearing neat and tidy and representing the school.
Language - To communicate effectively and clearly and to have an awareness of the importance of our native language.
Standards - A recognition that we have personal responsibility for our actions and for maintaining standards.
Culture – To demonstrate that our country’s language and culture are important and to be valued and to have an appreciation of the diversity of cultures in the world.
In order to achieve these aims:
a. We endeavour to create an atmosphere of care, compassion and of industry.
b. We would wish to create an environment of tolerance, respect and consideration for each other, where true education can take place.
c. We believe that parental support, co-operation and close contact is necessary if we are to provide a successful education for our children.
d. We believe that every child needs access to a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum, as laid down in the National Curriculum.
e. We believe that a child’s attitude to a subject has a distinct bearing on that child’s academic success in that subject, so it is our wish to create a positive environment and give constant encouragement.
f. We believe that a highly committed and professional staff is a necessity for a successful educational provision.
g. We stress the importance of high standards of behaviour, courtesy and acceptable dress. This provides a strong base to the school’s work.
h. We believe in an education which encourages the development of the child as an individual.
i. We believe that the classroom work should be well planned and prepared, and that children’s work and attitude should continuously be monitored and assessed.
j. We believe that the school is an intrinsic part of the community.
Arrangements for Accessing Documents Relating to the School’s Curriculum
All documents and policies regarding the school and its curriculum are initially presented to the Governing Body for perusal and discussion prior to being adopted by the school.
These documents can be made available to parents at any time following a specific request. Certain policies are discussed, and publicly presented to parents at various open evenings that are held at regular intervals throughout the year.