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Curriculum


Pupils are provided with a curriculum which seeks to educate the whole person as well as in academic ways.  Our curriculum is appropriate to pupils’ needs with teaching styles that develop positive attitudes to learning and the acquisition of skills.  The curriculum is delivered through a holistic, thematic approach in line with the Welsh Government report ‘Successful Futures’ and aims to embed the four core purposes to foster ambitious, capable learners, ethical and informed citizens, enterprising, creative contributors and healthy confident individuals.


The curriculum in Maendy Primary is wide-ranging and inclusive for all. It is underpinned by the National Curriculum documents for Foundation Phase, statutory Programmes of Study for KS2, the Literacy and Numeracy Framework and Digital Competence framework.

In addition, all children have access to a variety of programmes including PSE, SEAL and entrepreneurial activities. All of the curriculum activities can be tailored to every child's needs with a range of support programmes such as Nurture Group; Read, write inc. and Teaching Talking.


In Foundation Phase, all children access a range of continuous, enhanced and focused tasks both in the classroom and in a range of learning areas including the outdoors. All children will work within the 6 Outcomes and the 7 Areas of Learning.


Personal social development

Language literacy communication

Mathematical development

Creative development

Physical development

Knowledge understanding of the world

Welsh development


In Key Stage 2 children are mainly based in classrooms, however, they have access to the whole of the school site to enhance learning opportunities. All children work within levels 1-5 and Donaldson’s 6 areas of learning & experience.


Languages, Literacy & Communication

Mathematics & Numeracy

Science & Technology

Humanities

Expressive Arts

Health & Well-being


- All pupils study Religious Education and attend Assemblies unless parents wish to withdraw them.  Those who wish to do so should discuss this with the Headteacher so that their wishes may be respected.

- A planned programme of Personal and Social Education is delivered throughout the school.  The focus of this programme is on the development of the well-being of every child.  It also includes a programme for Sex & Drugs Education in Years 5 & 6.

- All classes undertake visits which are linked to their class theme.  The older pupils have the opportunity of a residential visit, and Yr 4 pupils start weekly swimming lessons, which continue until they are able to swim 25m unaided.  Where possible trips are subsidised by the school’s budget, and in some cases Friends of Maendy help to fund trips.