The Four Purposes
Underpinning the new curriculum are four key purposes which will be at the heart of learning. Everything that is taught and learnt at school will have these 4 purposes as starting points when pupils and staff plan for the enriched learning experiences we undertake.
These purposes are the exactly the same for pupils from Nursery to Year 6 but may appear in different ways in each class. Helping our children to master these purposes will enable them to better access the curriculum, and ultimately develop lifelong learning skills.
The four purposes aim for children to be:
Ambitious Capable Learners who…
- Set themselves high standards and seek and enjoy challenge,
- Are building up a body of knowledge and have the skills to connect and apply that knowledge in different contexts,
- Are questioning and enjoy solving problems,
- Can communicate effectively in different forms and settings, using both Welsh and English,
- Can explain the ideas and concepts they are learning about,
- Can use number effectively in different contexts,
- Use digital technologies creatively to communicate, find and analyse information,
- Are ready to learn throughout their lives.
Healthy and Confident Individuals who…
- Have secure values and are establishing their spiritual and ethical beliefs,
- Are building their mental and emotional well-being by developing confidence, resilience and empathy,
- Apply knowledge about the impact of diet and exercise on physical and mental health in their daily lives,
- Know how to find the information and support to keep safe and well,
- Take part in physical activity,
- Have the confidence to participate in performance,
- Form positive relationships based upon trust and mutual respect,
- Face and overcome challenge,
- Have the skills and knowledge to manage everyday life as independently as they can,
- Are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.
Enterprising, creative contributors who…
- Think creatively to solve problems,
- Identify and grasp opportunities,
- Take measured risks,
- Lead and play different roles in teams effectively and responsibly,
- Express ideas and emotions through different media,
- Give of their energy and skills so that other people will benefit,
- Are ready to play a full part in life and work.
Ethical, informed citizens who…
- Use evidence in forming views,
- Understand and exercise their human responsibilities and rights,
- Understand and consider the impact of their actions when making choices and acting,
- Are knowledgeable about their culture, community, society and the world, now and in the past,
- Respect the needs and rights of others,
- Show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet,
- Are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.