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The New Curriculum in Wales


You may know by now that following the recommendations set out in Professor Graham Donaldson's report 'Successful Futures', the curriculum in Wales is changing. This is a summary of the changes that we are making to the curriculum her at Roath Park:


Our new curriculum has 4 core purposes. We want our children to leave our school in Year 6 as:

Ambitious capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives,

Enterprising creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life  and work.

Ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world; and

 Healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.


We have to ensure that our children are literate, numerate and digitally competent.


Finally we have to ensure that all of our children make progress in EVERY aspect of their learning and that our curriculum is as holistic as possible. We therefore have 6 Areas of Learning and Experience:

  • Humanities - History, Geography and RE
  • Expressive Arts
  • Science and Technology
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Language, Literacy and Communication and
  • Mathematical Development.

Big Maths Methods for Key Stage 2


I have created some 'Show Me' tutorials to help the children develop their understanding of the Big Maths methods. Each video goes through the steps needed from Clic test level 2 to 5. 


Please click on the links to see the tutorials. 


Big Maths Addition Methods


Big Maths Subtraction Methods


Big Maths Multiplication Methods


Big Maths Division Methods



Reading and Numeracy test results - animated guide for parents/carers

This short animation talks parents/carers through the National Reading and Numeracy Test reports.

Get your child thinking about maths!


Try this website:


It's brilliant!

From the 5th January, 2016, the ICT suite will be open for one hour after school every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week for families to use together. We have internet access and a range of learning activities on our website - Children - Kids Zone. Come on in and work together in the warm!!
Keep up to date with  education and learning in Wales. Visit the Learning Wales website - it is excellent!

Year 4 introduction to maths lesson - simple division

Still image for this video

Homework policy 2016-17