In order that each child will be able to achieve their maximum potential, we aim to:
a) create a happy school environment
b) provide a planned educational environment which will cover all areas of the development of the individual child.
Our Early Years pupils follow the Desirable Outcomes curriculum planned by their teachers. This involves structured activities which develop basic skills in the six areas of learning - language; mathematical development; knowledge and understanding of the world; personal and social development; physical development and creative development. Introductory work on the language and culture of Wales is also begun. The children's practical and creative abilities are developed through work in art, craft, music and Physical Education. Children are encouraged to think about issues of moral, social and personal development through day to day situations, with the support of sensitive interventions the Early Years Unit staff who have regard for the requirements of the Revised Syllabus for Religious Education in planning the curriculum.
At Key Stage One (children aged from five to seven years), the three core subjects of the National Curriculum - English, Mathematics and Science, together with Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education and Welsh as a second language, are taught through the use of structured schemes and topic work. Teachers base their plans on National Curriculum programmes of study and agreed school policies, using a carefully selected range of resources. Educational visits are arranged regularly to provide first hand experience for curriculum activities. Moral, social and personal development is encouraged by a range of activities based on real life situations taking account of the growing maturity of the children. Children are encouraged to develop a responsible attitude and to think carefully about values. Religious Education is taught with regard to statutory requirements and staff plan activities using the Revised Syllabus as reference.
Parents wishing to withdraw their child from Religious Education lessons should inform the Head teacher.