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The Four Purposes at Glais Primary School

A new curriculum for Wales - The Four Purposes

This is an exciting time for the young people of Wales. A new Curriculum for Wales is coming that will enthuse learners from 3 to 16, giving them the foundat...

Curriculum design and the four purposes

The four purposes should be the starting point and aspiration for schools’ curriculum design. Ultimately, the aim of a school’s curriculum is to support its learners to become:

Ambitious, capable learners who:

- 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

and are ready to learn throughout their lives


Enterprising, creative contributors who:

- 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

and are ready to play a full part in life and work


Ethical, informed citizens who:

- 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

and are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world


Healthy, confident individuals who:

- 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

and are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.



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Driving the Four Purposes at Glais Primary School