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Ysgol Ty Coch School

Dysgu Gyda'n Gilydd

Key Stage 2

Aims

  • To promote the pupil’s skills of language, literacy and communication.
  • To promote the numeracy skills of each pupil including developing their problem solving skills.
  • To promote the scientific and investigative skills of each pupil.
  • To promote historical enquiry and investigation skills for each pupil.
  • To promote geographical enquiry and investigation skills for each pupil.
  • To promote religious and cultural development for each pupil.
  • To promote physical development for each pupil.
  • To promote personal and social development for each pupil.
  • To promote creative skills, artistic skills and designing skills for each pupil.
  • To promote Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills for each pupil.
  • To provide a caring, stimulating environment where each child can explore, learn and develop their existing skills.

Our Main Objectives

  • To provide  a broad and balanced curriculum, bespoke to our pupils individual needs
  • To provide pupils with a calm, friendly, caring environment taking into account their specific individual needs.
  • To develop pupil’s communication, literacy and numerical skills so that they can apply their knowledge to a range of situations.
  • To work closely with other agencies and professionals to provide a multi disciplinary approach to the pupil’s education.
  • To provide opportunities to direct their own learning and make choices.
  • To give each child the opportunity to access the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum at their appropriate level.
  • To develop each pupil’s self esteem confidence and sense of achievement.
  • To enable each pupil’s social and emotional development.
  • To develop good home school links and relationships with parents/carers.
  • To promote the language and culture of Wales.

Parental Involvement

Parents are always welcome in the school. Each child has a home school book for sharing information. We endeavor to invite parents to visit through the school year, for example coffee mornings, fun days, sports days and concerts. We have a celebration assembly at the end of Year 6 to present the children with their primary school Records of Achievement, it is a joyous event which parents are invited to attend.  We also meet parents at  Individual Development Plans(IDP's)/Annual Reviews. We are available to speak to parents at the end of the day for queries or a chat.

Curriculum

Key Stage 2 children have full access to the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum which is adapted to their needs. They have access to the thirteen curriculum subjects. Teaching and learning activities are delivered through a varied medium, including ICT, academic tasks , practical tasks and role play. Continuous and enhanced provision are provided for Key Stage 2 pupils where appropriate.

We have developed a four year thematic  rolling programme  based on the recommendations following the review of the curriculum in October 2015.   The thirteen subjects areas have been aligned to six areas of learning:-

Area of Learning Current National Curriculum Alignment
Expressive Arts                                              

Art, Drama, Music,  Dance,  Film,  Digital Media

Health and Well being PE,  PSE,  SRE
Humanities History,  Geography, RE
Language, Literacy and Communication English, Welsh, Digital Communication
Mathematical Development Maths
Science and Technology Science, DT, ICT

This  ensures coverage of the required curriculum, incorporating our school schemes of work.  We adopt a thematic approach, teaching through termly topics.

Year Autumn Spring  Summer
2015-16 Helping Myself Down The Pit Outside My Window
2016-17 Marvellous Machines Knights and Castles Pack Your Bags
2017-18 Glittering  Galaxy Green, Green Grass of Home Creature Comforts
2018-19 Knowing Me, Knowing You Land Of Song Down in My Allotment

  The learning experience is extended through visitors to school such as musicians and  vists from  the PSCO.  The learning experience  is also extended through trips related to the current topics.  All work is specifically tailored to the abilities of individual pupils and incorporates opportunities for pupils to practice skills and specific objectives in line with their IEPs.  The curriculum is delivered through a structured framework which incorporates long, medium and short term planning, which ensures long term progression throughout the key stage.  There is an emphasis on skills and a cross curricular, practical and applied approach to learning.  Pupils are encouraged to become independent thinkers.  Some pupils learn through a sensory approach and will access light / dark rooms and the hydrotherapy pool.

Extra curricular

The children have the advantage of extra curricular activities. On Wednesday mornings, Andy the ‘Music Man’ visits to work with children.  Some children, where necessary, work with speech therapists and physiotherapists.  In addition, some children access the hydrotherapy pool while others access the local swimming pool.  Sessions in communication and body awareness also take place with Marilyn who follows the Relax Kids programme.