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Penarlag C.P. School

Penarlag C.P. School

Working together, learning for life and striving for excellence. Gweithio gyda’n gilydd, dysgu gydol oes ac ymdrechu am ragoriaeth.


The curriculum

In September 2023 , as all schools in Wales, we are implementing the New Curriculum for Wales

The world is changing and we need new ideas and creative use of technology. To address these challenges, the Welsh Government wants to make sure that your child has the knowledge, skills and  experiences they’ll need to make the most of life.

Teachers and education experts from across Wales have been working together to develop the Curriculum for Wales. Our school curriculum is being designed by our teachers.

They are using guidance that other teachers have written to help them plan what children learn.  The new curriculum is designed for all children. It will support your child  with creative lessons with real-life meaning. It will suit their needs and help them reach their full potential.

The world is more connected nowadays, so what they learn is more connected too. Knowledge is really important, and they will also be given the skills and experiences they need for a fast-changing world.

Your school is supporting your child to be:

• an ambitious, capable learner, ready to learn

We are supporting your child to be:

  •  an ambitious, capable learner, ready to learn throughout their life
  •  an enterprising, creative contributor, ready to play a full part in life and work
  • an ethical informed citizen ,ready to take part in Wales and the world and
  • a healthy confident individual, ready to live a fulfilling life as a valued member of



These are called ‘the four purposes’ of the curriculum

Areas of learning and experience:

Aswell as literacy and numeracy, there are six areas of learning and experience. Everything your child learns will be connected to these areas.

• an enterprising, creative contributor, ready to

play a full part in life and work

The curriculum also covers:

• human rights

• diversity and respecting differences

• experiences and skills for careers and the workplace

• learning about local, national and international contexts

• developmentally appropriate relationships and sexuality education.


The areas of learning and experience are: ethical, informed citizen, ready to take part in Wales and the world, and an ethical, informed citizen, ready to take

  • Humanities
  •  Expressive Arts
  •  Mathematics and Numeracy Science and Technology
  • Languages, Literacy and Communication
  •  Health and Well-being
  •  Science and technology


In Expressive Arts, your child will explore art ,dance, drama, film and digital media and music to develop their creative, artistic and performance skills.


In Humanities they’ll learn about the world, society and events in the past and present. They’ll  explore the challenges and opportunities that face us, and what ethical action we can take to safeguard the world and its people in the future.


In Mathematics and Numeracy, your child will develop their understanding of numbers and use symbols in maths. They’ll explore shapes and measurement and learn about statistics and  probability.


Health and Well-being is about looking after their physical and mental health including emotional  well-being. They’ll learn about healthy eating and how to make good decisions, deal with influences and develop healthy relationships.


In Languages, Literacy and Communication, your child will learn about languages. They’ll understand and use Welsh, English and other languages. They’ll study and create literature, and communicate in spoken, written or visual ways. This could include poetry, drama and film.


In Science and Technology your child will learn about biology, chemistry, physics, computer science and  design and technology. They’ll learn about design and engineering, living things, matter, forces and  energy, and how computers work.


Learning in a way that works for your child

There may be times when they:

• move forward quickly or

• slow down to make sure they understand a topic or because they discover something that interests


Learning isn’t always linked to their age. It won’t happen in the same way, or at the same time for everyone.



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