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The Four Purposes

The four purposes will be at the heart of our new curriculum.

They are the starting point for all decisions on the content and experiences developed as part of the curriculum. More than that, they are designed to influence how practitioners plan, teach and assess.

At Ysgol Carreg Hir we aim to develop learners who:

Ambitious, Capable Learners

 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, Confident Individuals

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

Ethical, Informed Citizens

 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

Enterprising, Creative Contributors

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