The Primary Phase Lead is Mrs Emma Hurley
The Primary Phase covers Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2.
Children aged 3 to 7, gain knowledge through first-hand experiential activities with the serious business of ‘play’ providing the vehicle. Through their play, children practise and consolidate their learning, play with ideas, experiment, take risks, solve problems, and make decisions individually, in small and in large groups. First-hand experiences allow children to develop an understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. The development of children’s self-image and feelings of self-worth and self-esteem are at the core of this phase.
Key Stage 2
Classes with pupils ages ranging between 7-11. The phase provides a well planned, vibrant, broad curriculum which is strengthened by a knowledge of each individual child. Each child will have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which highlights priority learning needs and is reviewed termly.
The Curriculum is timetabled and supported with planning in the form of termly topics.
The phase work collaboratively to plan a curriculum that is underpinned by the four core purpose of the new Curriculum for Wales as well as a clear link each to the Areas of Learning and Experience:
- Language, Literacy and Communication
- Mathematics and Numeracy
- Health and Well-Being
- Science and Technology
- Expressive Arts