The Curriculum & Homework
The school cannot succeed without the support of parents. We therefore urge you to take an interest in your children’s education and to support the school in its work and its public activities.
Parents or carers who wish to discuss any aspect of their children’s education can arrange to do so by contacting the Headteacher (by letter or telephone).
Our aim is to provide a broadly based curriculum which facilitates in depth study of the key elements of: religious education, mathematics, science, environmental and social studies, art, craft, design and technology, music and drama, physical education, religious and moral education and personal and social education. The essential language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are integral to all areas of the curriculum and are acquired through a balance between independent learning and teacher intervention and direction. The children will be taught mainly through the medium of English and Welsh as a second language. Welsh has a high priority in our school and our aim is to work towards bilingualism. This curriculum policy is set within the context of our Mission Statement and a framework that expects and seeks to attain high achievement from all pupils regardless of race, sex, disability or background.
Each class is organised for learning, using a range of teaching strategies, occasionally the class may be taught as a whole, the children may work in groups, in pairs or individually. Work will be set according to the child’s age and ability. The National Curriculum provides Attainment Targets at each key stage in a child’s development. The school will address these targets, but will proceed in a realistic manner and will constantly be mindful of the abilities of each individual child.
The school has formulated a detailed curricular framework. The purpose of such a framework is to ensure progression and continuity through the school and avoid repetition. The framework stipulates clearly what is taught and when.
The primary curriculum will include the core areas of learning and experience, which are essential to the child’s development and which are now defined within the National Curriculum.
We aim to offer a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and which will prepare the children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
When homework is set, it is usually to reinforce a new area of learning or help to overcome a particular problem. Homework may be given to enable children to gather materials or research information for class work. Homework tasks might also include reading, spelling or multiplication tables practice.