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Four Purposes

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 Four Purposes as starting points when staff plan for the enriched learning experiences that pupils will receive.  These four broad purposes are the exactly the same for pupils from Nursery to Year 6 but may appear in different ways in each class.


This is what we are promoting through every learning experience in our school: 


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
Understand how to interpret data and apply mathematical concepts
Use digital technologies creatively to communicate, find and analyse information
Undertake research and evaluate critically what they find
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
Take measured decisions about lifestyle and manage risk
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…

Connect and apply their knowledge and skills to create ideas and products
Think creatively to reframe and 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…

Find, evaluate and use evidence in forming views
Engage with contemporary issues based upon their knowledge and values
Understand and exercise their human and democratic 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, as a member of a diverse society
Show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet
Are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.