THE WIDER CURRICULUM 

HOMEWORK

Please also refer to parents as partners

Homework is set across the school. In setting homework we aim to:

  1. Promote positive attitudes to work and school.

  2. Raise achievement of all pupils

  3. Consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding in literacy and numeracy and across the curriculum

  4. Encourage and develop independent learning

  5. Increase self-discipline

  6. Develop the home / school partnership

  7. Prepare children for secondary transfer in Year 6

 

We have recently introduced the Llantarnam Learning Log which promotes fun, active authentic learning at home whilst reinforcing core skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT.

Tasks are sent out every Friday and we request books are handed in by the following Wednesday.

 

Alongside this

We ask parents to support with daily reading. Pupils are provided with a book banded levelled book to support their development of reading skills until they reach the Free Reading Level where they will bring home novels of choice. All foundation phase parents will receive a parent handbook and phonics cards to practice at home.

All pupils are provided with the opportunity to choose a library book and once returned swap it weekly. 

 

Additionally we provide high frequency word list to support reading and spelling.

Parents will be informed of the topics being studied in your child’s class in the hope this will lead to active involvement in your child’s learning.

 

PUPIL COUNCILS

Llantarnam has four elected pupil councils made up of two members of each year group.

Pupils have the opportunity to vote for their classmates after hearing their manifestos. We recognise the importance of pupil voice and making the pupils part of the decision making process. Pupils are elected annually by their peers. Throughout school pupils are encouraged to stand for a different council each year. The Councils represent the pupils and puts forward new ideas, suggestions and ways of solving problems.

 

1. Rights Respecting School Council

2. Criw Cymraeg

3. Eco-Council

4. Sports Council

5. Digital Leader

 

Year 6 pupils are all given responsibilities e.g. leading pupil councils, as prefects and house captains.

 

SPORT

Our aims:

 

  • To give all children the opportunity to take part in physical activity. 

  • To provide the means to achieve at all ability levels. 

  • To encourage children to realise the importance of exercise for a healthy body. 

  • To teach the importance of fair play and participation and, where appropriate, encourage competition. 

  • To raise awareness of safe practise during sporting activities. 

  • To provide a range of curriculum activities which encourage children to think, evaluate and enjoy. 

  • To offer, wherever possible, extracurricular activities to encourage a healthier lifestyle. 

  • To promote opportunities for both team and individual endeavour. 

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities please refer appendix I

Working towards the National Mission and New Curriculum for wales.

As a school we are activity working towards the new curriculum, through staff training, links with curriculum pioneer and professional pioneer schools, professional reading and research and trailing various projects and processes on the journey towards implementation

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