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Our Curriculum - Ein Cwricwlwm

The school teaches according to the requirements of the school curriculum for Wales.  This consists of the Foundation Phase Framework (pupils aged 3 to 11), the National Curriculum for children aged 7 to 11, the Literacy and Numeracy Framework, the Digital Competence Framework and the approved Pembrokeshire Religious Education syllabus.

However, we are also in the process of preparing for the new Welsh National Curriculum which is growing out of the Donaldson review and due to be used throughout Wales by 2022.  The purpose of the new curriculum is to support children to be

  • ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives

  • enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work

  • ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world

  • healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

Therefore the emphasis of the curriculum at Gelliswick is to equip young people for life, and ensure they make good progress throughout their time at school.  The curriculum is designed to ensure that pupils learn the key skills they need, and to be able to apply their knowledge creatively.  There is an emphasis on communication and literacy skills, on number skills, and on reasoning skills.  We also aim to ensure pupils are able to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

Teachers plan together to ensure continuity and progression, and lessons are designed to ensure that every pupil makes progress through appropriate challenge and differentiated activities.All children are carefully monitored and assessed to ensure progress is being made, and that pupils understand how they are performing and what they need to do next.

Foundation Phase (Nursery to Year 2)

The Foundation Phase curriculum consists of three core Areas of Learning:

1.    Language, Literacy & Communication

2.    Mathematical Development

3.    Personal & Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity

and four further Areas of Learning:

4.    Welsh Language Development

5.    Knowledge and Understanding of the World, including Religious Education

6.    Physical Development

7.    Creative Development

Foundation Phase Topic Overview

Key Stage Two (Years 3 to 6)

The Key Stage Two curriculum consists of three core subjects:

1.    English

2.    Maths

3.    Science

and ten further foundation subjects

4.    Welsh (second language)

5.    Religious Education

6.    Design and Technology

7.    Information Communication Technology (ICT)

8.    History

9.    Geography

10.  Music

11.  Art and Design

12.  Physical Education (PE)

13.  Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)