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Curriculum for Wales

The Four Purposes
The Four Purposes will be at the heart of our new curriculum.  They will be the starting point for all decisions on the content and experiences developed as part of the curriculum to support our young children to be:
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 pupils designed characters for each of the Four Purposes and made videos to describe each one. Click on the links below to find out more information.

Ambitious, Capable Learners

Enterprising, Creative Contributors

Ethical, Informed Citizens

Healthy, Confident Individuals

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The new curriculum will include:

6 Areas of Learning and Experience from 3 to 16.
Progression reference points at ages 5, 8, 11, 14 and 16.
Achievement outcomes which describe expected achievements at each progression reference point.
3 cross curriculum responsibilities: literacy, numeracy and digital competence.

The curriculum will be organised into 6 Areas of Learning and Experiences (AoLE’s)

Expressive Arts.
Health and Well-being.
Humanities (including RE which should remain compulsory to age 16).
Languages, literacy and communication (including Welsh, which should remain compulsory to age 16, and modern foreign languages).
Mathematics and numeracy.
Science and technology (including computer science).
Calculation Progression Documents

Calculation Progression Documents

These documents show how we teach the 4 operations of maths (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) at BHVC. They can be used to help you support your child with home learning or understand methods that have been taught in school.
You will see that each skill becomes more challenging as your child progresses, and exemplifies expectations from Reception to Year 6.

Progression in Calculations

Progression in Calculations

Progression in Calculations

Progression in Calculations

Further Information

A guide for children,

young people and families

Preparing for the

new curriculum

Education is Changing

The four purposes of the

curriculum for Wales