Curriculum

Foundation Phase

Opportunities are provided for children to experience and explore activities in the seven key areas of child development which lay firm foundations for lifelong learning.  Literacy and Numeracy skills are developed in all areas.

 

Foundation Phase subjects are:  Personal and Social Development, Well-Being and Cultural Diversity, Language, Literacy and Communication Skills, Mathematical Development, Welsh Language Development, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Physical Development, and Creative Development.

 

National Curriculum Key Stage 2

At Key Stages 2, learners are given opportunities to build on skills they have started to acquire and develop during the Foundation Phase.  Learners continue to acquire, develop, practise, apply and refine these skills through group and individual tasks in a variety of contexts across the curriculum. Literacy and Numeracy skills are taught across all areas.

 

Core curriculum subjects are: English, Maths and Science.

Foundation subjects are: ICT, History, Geography, Art, Physical Education, Music, Personal and Social Education, Welsh as a second language, and Religious Education.

 

Curriculum Enrichment

We plan visits each term to support our topic work. Recently, these have included residential visits to Cardiff and Nant BH. We have also been to Dangerpoint, Chester Zoo, Christmas Tree Farm, Glyndwr University Music Festival, St. David's Day Parade, Park Hall Farm, St Asaph cathedral, Harry Potter Studios and many many more. 

We hold a World of Work Week as part of our careers and entrepreneurial education. Visitors have included a pilot, a vet, an ecologist, a park ranger, the fire brigade, an engineer, a builder, a farmer, a police man and others.

 

The school children benefit from using the mobile library service.

Years 2-6 regularly have swimming lessons at the Maelor School, Penley.

Sporting activities that we have taken part in include Football, Rugby, Athletics, Gymnastics, Dance, Hockey, Tennis, Netball, Forest School, Wellie Wednesday,Hula-Hooping and others.

 

 

Session Times

Breakfast Care:                                     8:00 – 9:00am every morning

 

Playgroup Care:                                    9:00am – 1:00pm every morning

 

Nursery/Early Entitlement:                    1:00pm - 3:15pm am every afternoon

 

Foundation Phase:                                9:00am - 3:15pm

 

Key Stage 2:                                          9:00am - 3:15pm

 

After School Care:                                 3:15pm - 5:15pm every afternoon