Organisation of School and Delivery of Curriculum

Our school is organised into Foundation Phase (Nursery and Reception), Year 1 and Year 2 (Upper Foundation Phase), and Key Stage 2 (Junior) Departments.

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Foundation Phase

Nursery and Reception (ages 3 – 5)

Year 1 and 2 (ages 5 – 7)

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Key Stage 2

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 (ages 7 – 11)

 

At All Saints’ School, within every subject, the emphasis is on the acquisition of generic skills which include

  • Developing thinking
  • Communication
  • ICT
  • Number

Cross-curricular themes such as Health and Environmental Education, Global Citizenship, Sustainable Development and Equal Opportunities are interwoven throughout all subjects and serve to enhance children’s understanding of broader issues and to foster a perception of relevance in terms of the whole curriculum.

Assessment

Teachers carry out their own continuous assessment of children throughout the year. Throughout their time in Primary School they will be assessed following the Welsh Assembly guidelines.

Bilingualism

English is the medium of instruction and the normal language of communication at the school.  In accordance with Government and LEA policy, Welsh as a second language is taught to all pupils as an integral part of all lessons.

Additional Learning Needs

Children with additional learning needs have access to a broad and balanced education. Support is given in a number of ways, for example:

  • Individual needs are met within the planned curriculum by members of staff.
  • Pupils are withdrawn from class to receive individual or small group tuition by the Additional Learning Needs Support Staff.
  • Additional support accessed from the Local Authority Additional Learning Needs Service e.g. speech and language support, education psychologist.
Sex and Relationship Education

Parents have a right to withdraw their children from any or all aspects of the School’s programme of Sex Education, and are invited to indicate if they wish to exercise that right.

Religious Education

As a Voluntary Aided School the whole ethos is naturally founded upon Christianity, which is reflected throughout the curriculum and not specifically in Religious Education lessons.  This also takes into account other religious customs and cultures children are likely to encounter, both within and outside Wales.

Based upon the Church in Wales Syllabus, children are given opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes via the Study of The Bible, Jesus, Church, Christian Life and Values, Festivals and other faiths.

Collective Worship

A collective act of worship is held each day.  The Vicar participates regularly in morning worship and opportunities are provided for pupils to observe the main Christian festivals in Church.  Parents who for reasons of conscience wish to withdraw their children from services or RE lessons should inform the Headteacher in writing, who will discuss any special arrangements with them. The school uses All Saints’ Church as a resource regularly. In addition, Family Service is held on the first Sunday on every month.