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Curriculum for Wales Summary : Penygaer Primary School

Our curriculum has been co-constructed through engaging with all stakeholders and will meet the following requirements:


Our vision

Our aim is to ensure that we provide valuable opportunities to support and inspire our children to achieve their best and reach their potential in a happy, caring, inclusive, healthy and safe environment.


Our values

  • Kindness
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Happiness
  • Fairness
  • Friendship
  • Caring
  • Successful
  • Safety
  • Inclusive


Our inclusive curriculum

Our curriculum will raise the aspirations for all learners. As a school we have considered how all learners will be supported to realise the four purposes and to progress. We have considered our ALN provision and how we will meet the needs of different groups of learners.


The four purposes

The four purposes are the starting point and aspiration for our school curriculum design. Our school aims to support our learners to become:

  • 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 statements of what matters

Our curriculum will provide opportunities and experiences to develop the key concepts, knowledge and skills as described in the statements of what matters and in line with the Statements of What Matters  Code.


Areas of Learning and Experience

Our curriculum will provide learning experiences through the 6 AoLEs of: 

  • Languages, Literacy and Communication
  • Expressive Arts
  • Science and Technology
  • Humanities
  • Maths and Numeracy
  • Health and Wellbeing


Learning, Progression and Assessment

Our curriculum will support learning through designing learning opportunities that draw upon the pedagogical principles.

Our curriculum, supported by effective teaching and learning enables learners to make meaningful progress. Over time our learners will 

develop and improve their skills and knowledge. Our curriculum focuses on understanding what it means to make progress in a given Area or discipline and how learners should deepen and broaden their knowledge and understanding, skills and capacities, and attributes and dispositions and is informed by the Progression Code. This in turn supports our approach to assessment, the purpose of which is to inform planning for future learning. Assessment will be embedded as an intrinsic part of learning and teaching. All learners will be assessed on entry to the school.


Welsh and English

As an English medium school learning will take place in Welsh and English from the early years onwards.


Cross curricular skills

Our curriculum will develop the mandatory cross-curricular skills of literacy, numeracy and digital competence. Our curriculum will enable learners to develop competence and capability in these skills and to extend and apply them across all Areas. Learners will be given opportunities across the curriculum to:

  • develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills
  • be able to use numbers and solve problems in real-life situations
  • be confident users of a range of technologies to help them function and communicate effectively and make sense of the world


UNCRC : The Rights of the Child

Our school will promote knowledge and understanding of Part 1 of the UNCRC, and of the UNCRPD, among those who provide teaching and learning.


CWRE : Careers and Work-related Experiences

Our curriculum will incorporate careers and work related experiences for all of our learners.


Relationship and Sexuality Education RSE

Our school curriculum embraces the guidance in the RSE Code. Our RSE provision will have a positive and empowering role in our learners’ education and will play a vital role in supporting them to realise the four purposes as part of a whole-school approach. Helping learners to form and maintain a range of relationships, all based on mutual trust and respect, is the foundation of RSE. These relationships are critical to the development of emotional well-being, resilience and empathy.


Religion Values and Ethics RVE

Religion, values and ethics (RVE) is a statutory requirement of the Curriculum for Wales and is mandatory for all learners from ages 3 to 16.

There is no parental right to request that a child is withdrawn from RVE in the Curriculum for Wales

As RVE is a locally determined subject, the agreed syllabus specifies what should be taught in RVE within the local authority and our curriculum will reflect this guidance.


Review and refinement

Our school curriculum will be kept under review in order to respond to the outputs of professional inquiry, the changing needs of learners and social contexts and needs. The reviews will take into account the views of stakeholders and will be signed off by the Governing Body. We will publish a summary of our curriculum and revise the summary if changes to the curriculum are made during the review process.


Headteacher :              Anthony Stevenson                                                       01.09.2022

Chair of Governors:     Councilor and Town Mayer Phillip Warlow              01.09.2022

Review date: July 2023