Bryn Deri Primary prides itself on providing access to the curriculum for all, enabling success for all and the opportunity for pupils to reach their full potential and become ambitious, confident inspirational and well-informed individuals.
The Curriculum is, in effect, the sum total of all that a pupil experiences in school. There is a "formal" expression of the curriculum in terms of usually timetabled activities, which take place during school hours. There is also an "informal" part of the curriculum, which finds expression in the complex pattern of school life, and the experience it affords. The curriculum reflects the cultural linguistic and ethnic diversity of Wales as a whole and our local area within Radyr and Morganstown Community within the City of Cardiff.
The school takes into account the the school vision and the core purposes of the curriculum as set out in 'A Curriculum for Wales' when planning learning experiences; endeavouring to enable all pupils to become:
Children in both foundation phase and key stage two are provided with a broad and balanced, thematic-based curriculum, high quality teaching and stimulating learning opportunities both inside and out to motivate their learning and allow all pupils to overcome barriers and access learning extremely well.
The thematic approach to the Curriculum at Bryn Deri takes very good account of the National Curriculum, the principles of the Foundation Phase and the six proposed Areas of Learning in 'A Curriculum for Wales' to provide opportunities for key skills and knowledge to be developed in a meaningful context.
Cross Curricular Competencies of Literacy, Numeracy and Digital skills are given high priority and planned learning opportunities benefit well from the national frameworks for literacy and numeracy to ensure. Pupils have purposeful and progressive opportunities to develop these skills across the curriculum.
The curriculum at Bryn Deri is set in the context of a school in Wales. As Wales is a bilingual country in a multilingual land and society, Bryn Deri Primary is wholeheartedly committed to promoting not only the language of Wales, but also its social and cultural dimensions. As an English medium school, the curriculum at Bryn Deri acknowledges the important contribution that we make in supporting the Welsh Government vision for 'A million Welsh Speakers 2050'.
The curriculum provides a wide range of opportunities to develop the Welsh language in both structured and unstructured times including residential visits. The school holds an annual Eisteddfod to celebrate the Welsh Culture through art, dance, poetry and music. This is in addition to regular Welsh lessons and dedicated Welsh Weeks. We are fortunate to have the support of local Welsh speaking members of our local community who work with our children on a weekly basis to develop Welsh language and communication skills.