Curriculum for Wales
Curriculum for Wales 2022
The Curriculum for Wales will be statutory from September 2022. This is an exciting development for both staff and pupils at Coety Primary.
The six areas of learning and experience (AOLE) and the four purposes underpin our curriculum design.
The six AOLEs are:
· Mathematics & Numeracy
· Expressive Arts
· Health & Well-Being
· Languages, Literacy & Communication
· Science & Technology
The Four Purposes are (what we would like our pupils to become):
· Ethical informed citizens
· Healthy, confident individuals
· Ambitious, capable learners
· Enterprising, creative contributors
The four purposes are the starting point and are at the heart of all learning. They permeate all year groups from Nursery to Year 6.
Aligned to the school’s mission statement, ‘Be the best that we can be’, we set high expectations for all, promote individual and collective well-being, embrace diversity and actively encourage critical engagement in learning.
The Coety Curriculum
A school’s curriculum is everything a learner experiences in pursuit of the four purposes. It is not simply what we teach, but how we teach and crucially, why we teach it. Our curriculum design, ensures that it meets the needs of our learners and the context in which the school is set.
At Coety Primary, all topics begin with an 'Immersion Day'. During the immersion day, teachers provide a variety of creative, stimulating and engaging activities for pupils. Whilst immersed in these multi-sensory activities, pupils are given time to reflect and think about the experiences their new topic could provide. Pupils decide what they would like to learn more about and what skills they would like to develop during the topic. Teachers share the planned curriculum skills with pupils, and they then decide on the context for the skills they will be developing. This gives pupils a sense of empowerment and helps them to engage with the learning experiences.
In addition, during all topics, pupils will learn about key events that are happening around the world. As a Rights Respecting School, children are made aware of their rights and how some children are denied these rights.
All topics conclude with a 'Celebration Day'. During the celebration day, pupils have the opportunity to share all that they have learnt with parents, carers and the community. The celebration days are set up and run by pupils, this could be in the style of a show, a museum or even through a gallery of work.
Pupil, staff and community voice is at the heart of all that we do at Coety Primary School.