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New Curriculum for Wales

Curriculum Summary

Crymlyn Primary School

At Crymlyn Primary School, every child is valued as an individual and we encourage them to have a positive attitude towards learning whilst playing an active part in school life, promoting ambition and independence. This will enable the pupils to grow and develop essential skills including literacy, numeracy, and digital competency.

We have high expectations of all our pupils and aim for pupils to realise the four purposes and integral skills through our curriculum creating real-life authentic learning experiences wherever possible.  This, in turn will motivate pupils to become lifelong learners who are ready to play a full part in life and work whilst being a valued member of society in Wales and beyond.

To enable us to meet these aims, we have consulted with stakeholders and our pupils to find out what our pupils need in our Crymlyn Primary School curriculum.

Our curriculum uses the ‘what matters’ statements and descriptions of learning from the six Areas of Learning and Experiences which are identified to be taught, consolidated, and extended through careful planning using whole school concepts that are chosen following the pupils’ interests. Opportunities have been identified to offer meaningful learning activities which allow pupils to develop the skills, knowledge, and experiences they need through purposeful themes and real-life contexts.  The pupils will gain opportunities in the realisation of the four purposes and acquisition of the integral skills that support them. These skills will be developed and extended through a variety of adult-led and independent activities.

 In Crymlyn Primary School, we understand that progression in learning is a process of developing and improving skills and knowledge over time. Pupils’ progress within our curriculum building upon previous learning. By using the same themes throughout the school the pupils can develop what they know and can do, through deepening and broadening their knowledge and understanding, skills and capacities, and attributes and dispositions. This is also reflected through the four purposes, their integral skills and the cross-curricula skills. Progress for learners will be underpinned though these principles

  • Increasing effectiveness
  • Increasing breadth and depth of knowledge
  • Deepening understanding of the ideas and disciplines within the Areas
  • Refinement and growing sophistication in the use and application of skills
  • Making connections and transferring learning into new contexts

All pupils will be given effective feedback either verbally or written so that they have a clear idea of individual progress and what they need to do to improve. The feedback will be completed by the teacher, teaching assistant and, where appropriate peer or self-assessment strategies will be used.  A range of assessments will be used by the teachers, both summative and formative, to record and evidence the progress that the pupils are making and to indicate where they need to go next.

The curriculum will be kept under review by the Governors and school leaders to ensure it meets the design requirements.  Our curriculum will be revised, as appropriate, at any time if it no longer meets the design requirements. Any changes will be made in consultation with stakeholders.