The curriculum offered at Peterston is broad and balanced. We aim to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils to prepare them for the next stage of their education and for their adult life.
The Curriculum is based upon the skills based curriculum introduced in 2008 and more recently the Literacy Numeracy Framework ( LNF) and Digital Competence Framework. Our curriculum meets the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for Wales. Our planning and schemes of work focus on the development of skills at the right stage for each pupil. Our philosophy for teaching of skills at both key stages is based on the stage of development of the pupil not their age.
To help us in our aim to raise standards in maths in the area of Number we have taken on an initiative through the Vale called BIG MATHS. It includes the 4 essential elements of Counting, Learn its, It’s Nothing New and Calculation (CLIC). We will be using this scheme to help us reinforce the four basic rules of maths, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
Welsh as a second language
All children from Nursery to Year 6 are taught Welsh as a second language, as required by the National Curriculum, through a variety of stimulating activities e.g. songs, poems, DVDs and games as well as more formal oral work, reading and writing. A peripatetic Welsh teacher is employed by the LA and currently teaches targeted classes in the school. We also have support from other adult helpers in KS1 and KS2 in the development of Welsh.
A new curriculum for Wales is being developed with education professionals across Wales with the aim of it being available to settings and schools by September 2018.