As you all know the curriculum in Wales is changing. Typically, learning will be based on real-life contexts, integrate different areas and will be embedded in the local area. So what does this look like? Well, this week there were a few glimpses and it looks good, to me.
Developing enthusiastic readers, bridging the gap across generations and bringing joy to older people? This was certainly appreciated by the residents of Merton Place, our star readers and the thousands who engaged with our Facebook post. Even the North Wales Pioneer wanted in on this one.
Or what about the generous donations for our fantastic, parish Foodbank and a curriculum that promotes support for the vulnerable? I am told that our wonderful Harvest Service was a real highlight, last week.
Children’s letters to local supermarkets resulting in donated vegetables, homemade soup (with thanks to the cook) and grateful faces at the Kind Bay Initiative? I have rarely seen young children so proud of their achievements.
So, new curriculum? Yes, there is still work to be done. It is going to take time and we will need help but together we will create a fantastic a wide range of fantastic teaching and learning experiences which will support you in developing well rounded children and enhance our community.
Mr J Wilkinson