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Headteacher's Welcome

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Croeso i Ysgol Carreghofa

 

 

Carreghofa Primary School is a village school on the outskirts of Llanymynech which is situated on the border between Wales and England.

Our school currently has 93 pupils (September 2019) aged 3-11. Children can start school the term that they are four where they will enter the nursery/reception class.

We are extremely proud of our school and strive for everyone to be:

"Happy together, reaching high!"

 

We encourage all to display our values, which are:

Perseverance
Respect
Honesty
Responsibility
Teamwork

If you want any information, a discussion about the school or to come and visit us, please just let us know. 

Mrs. Claire Pritchard - Head Teacher

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A Variety of Outdoor Learning

"There are many worthwhile opportunities for pupils to develop and apply their speaking and listening, reading and ICT skills in their work across the curriculum".

-Estyn, 2019

The Curriculum for Carreghofa

"The school provides a rich and varied curriculum for pupils"

-Estyn 2019

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Our Curriculum

This academic year is a transition year for the school as we move from the National curriculum to our own bespoke curriculum focus on the principles of the Curriculum for Wales.

Our curriculum is based around our school vision, values and the four purposes.

The Four purposes are:

Ambitious Capable Learners

Ethically Informed Citizens

Healthy Confident individuals

Enterprising, creative contributors.

The children are supported to develop these attributes with the help of our four school owls:

     

                Ambitious Alwyn                       Ethical Eurig                       Healthy Hedd                         Enterprising Eleri

 

We embed these into 6 areas of learning:

  • Health and Well-being

  • Language, literacy & Communication

  • Mathematical Development

  • Science & Technology

  • Humanities

  • Expressive arts

 

Children are taught in 4 classes and we have an on site preschool called Owlets. We have a flexible timetable but ensure breath and balance of the curriculum.

We have a whole school topic which supports the children’s learning over the term but it is crucial that the children have ownership of their learning so they have input into the topic by asking questions which in turn supports the teachers planning.

We ensure that throughout the school year the children work closely with their teacher to identify their next steps which we call Goals to ensure they make progress to help them achieve their potential.

A forward thinking and creative curriculum for all children 

We provide our pupils with a curriculum, which seeks to educate the ‘whole child’ as well as achieve high academic standards. As staff, we strive to make the learning process appropriate to meet all pupils’ needs, with teaching styles that develop positive attitudes to learning, the understanding of concepts, and the acquisition of new knowledge and skills.

Work is always differentiated to meet the needs of all children. We have high expectations for all our children.

Please click on the document below to download a copy of our Curriculum Summary

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