The Curriculum for Wales 


On 30th June 2015, the Minister for Education and Skills announced that the Welsh Government would accept, in full, all of the recommendations set out in Successful Futures, Professor Graham Donaldson’s review of the curriculum and assessment arrangements in Wales.


The new curriculum will have more emphasis on equipping young people for life. It will build their ability to learn new skills and apply their subject knowledge more positively and creatively.

Click here to see information from the Welsh Assembly Government 

Click here to view our Curriculum Summary from September 2022

 See our updated Curriculum Summary for 2023 below. 

Curriculum Summary Heolgerrig 2023 on - summary for parents.pdf

The purpose of the new curriculum is to support our children and young people to be:

·                                 ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives

·                                 enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work

·                                 ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world

·                                 healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.


It has six ‘Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLE).

·                                 Expressive arts.

·                                 Health and well-being.

·                                 Humanities (including RE which should remain compulsory to age 16).

·                                 Languages, literacy and communication (including Welsh, which should remain compulsory to age 16, and modern foreign languages).

·                                 Mathematics and numeracy.

·                                 Science and technology.


The curriculum includes three cross-curricular responsibilities: literacy, numeracy and digital competence.

How you can help at home?

We can help our children by showing them how we use literacy and numeracy in everyday life. 







Cooking is a great way to practice numeracy!

·         Let your child see the recipe – or estimate what is needed.


Times tables

Copy of One page overview of AoLE - Languages, Literacy and Communication
Copy of One page overview of AoLE - Mathematics and Numeracy
Copy of One Page overview AoLE - Expressive Arts

AoLE - Expressive Arts

Copy of One Page overview AoLE - Humanities

AoLE - Humanities

Copy of One Page overview AoLE - Science and Technology

AoLE - Science & Technology

One Page overview AoLE - Health and Well Being.pdf

AoLE - Health and Well Being