This is an exciting time for the young people of Wales. A new Curriculum for Wales is coming that will enthuse learners from 3 to 16, giving them the foundations they need to succeed in a changing world. You can watch a short clip about the new curriculum below.
Schools will have some flexibility in determining how and when they begin first teaching of the new curriculum.
The 4 Purposes
The 4 purposes will be at the heart of our new curriculum. They will be the starting point for all decisions on the content and experiences developed as part of the curriculum to support our children and young people 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.
The new curriculum will include:
· 6 Areas of Learning and Experience from 3 to 16
· 3 cross curriculum responsibilities: literacy, numeracy and digital competence
· progression reference points at ages 5, 8, 11, 14 and 16
· achievement outcomes which describe expected achievements at each progression reference point.
The curriculum will be organised into 6 Areas of Learning and Experience:
· Expressive arts
· Health and well-being
· Humanities (including RE which should remain compulsory to age 16)
· Languages, literacy and communication (including Welsh, which should remain compulsory to age 16, and modern foreign languages)
· Mathematics and numeracy
· Science and technology (including computer science).
The new curriculum in Dunvant/ Y cwricwlwm newydd yn Dyfnant
At Dunvant, we have already started thinking about the new curriculum. Our staff are organised into 'Areas of Learning' teams and we are planning for these areas.
We endeavour to plan exciting learning opportunities for all our pupils and to provide support and challenge for all our learners. We aim to engage our pupils and to prepare them for the challenges that they face now and in the future.
For more information on our curriculum, please make an appointment to visit the headteacher.