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CYFLWYNIAD: Mae’r Uned yng ngofal athrawes brofiadol ac yn cynnig hyfforddiant i ddisgyblion Cymraeg Iaith Gyntaf ac Ail Iaith. BWRIAD YR UNED: Bwriad yr Uned yw atgyfnerthu’r hyfforddiant a roddir gan yr Athrawes/Athro Dosbarth a hynny er mwyn hyrwyddo rhwyddineb iaith. NIFER: Mae dros 100 o ddisgyblion ar Gofrestr yr Uned.

Bydd disgyblion yr Uned yn dysgu trwy weithgareddau ffurfiol, anffurfiol ac ymarferol. Canolbwyntir ar hyrwyddo y Gymraeg fel iaith lafar i’w defnyddio bob dydd ac yna arwain at ei defnyddio fel iaith ysgrifenedig yn ogystal.

Cai pob disgybl ei annog i ymuno â’r Urdd fel y gall elwa o’r cyfoeth o broadau y mae’n ei gynnig i blant Cymru.

Cyflwynir Astudiaethau Lleol er mwyn atgyfnerthu ymwybyddiaeth o etifeddiaeth a threftadaeth.

National curriculum / Medium of instruction

The national curriculum and the medium of instruction

General Aim:

Caergeiliog is a unique School in Anglesey because its pupils come from such diverse and multi-cultural backgrounds and because so many of the pupils from RAF families are only at the School for a relatively short period. The School’s language policy is to develop the abilities of the pupils to be confidently bilingual, but accepts that the implementation of this policy must depend on each child’s age, ability, aptitude and background.

The School understands that children who are only resident in Anglesey for a short time will not attain bilingualism, but they will be taught Welsh as a second language, together with an understanding of, and respect for the culture.


Specific Aim:


Early Years

At Infant level, the aims will be to build on the Welsh language foundations laid through Nursery Education (if any); to consolidate and develop the ‘Mother Tongue’ of children who are learning Welsh as a second language, and to extend the child from a Welsh speaking home’s competence in English.


Junior

At Junior level, the aim will be to consolidate and develop each child’s English and Welsh capabilities in all aspects. In so far as the child’s age, ability and aptitude allow, we will attempt to ensure that he/she can communicate fluently and confidently in both languages on transfer to the Secondary School.


Class Structure

The Governors have agreed that the placement of children in classes will be a matter for the Headteacher, but he will have regard for the wishes of parents and take account of the children’s individual needs and capabilities. The School will also encourage mobility between the classes if this is in the child’s best interest.

Intensive Welsh Tuition

The School has its own Language Centre where pupils who are learning the Welsh Language are given an Intensive Welsh Course. Pupils whose first language is Welsh also attend the Centre to develop their mastery of language.

The LEA also offers an Intensive Welsh Course at Holyhead for pupils who are not Welsh speakers. This course is free and is carried out during School hours. Transport may be provided. After attending the Centre pupils should be able to study in either medium. Any parent wishing to take advantage of this should contact the Headmaster who will offer further advice.

Student guide

Pupil assessment and the curriculum

The School carries out Pupil Assessments throughout the Academic Year. This process assists the School to plan effectively for the needs of each individual child and thus ensure that each pupil entrusted to the School's care is given the best possible educational provision. 'Standards of achievement are well above Welsh Assembly Government all-Wales targets' (Report of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools 2007).


Literacy:

The study of English develops pupil's ability to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes, including the communication of ideas, views and feelings. Pupils are enabled to express themselves creatively and imaginatively as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as non fiction and media texts. Pupils gain an understanding of how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Pupils use their knowledge, skills and understanding in speaking and writing across a range of different situations.


The aims of teaching English are:

To enable pupils to speak clearly and audibly, and to take account of their listeners;

To encourage pupils to listen with concentration, in order to identify the main points of what they have heard;

To show pupils to adapt their speech to a wide range of circumstances and demands;

To teach pupils effective communication, both verbal and non-verbal, through a variety of drama activities;

To help them become confident, independent readers, through an appropriate focus on word-, sentence- and text -level knowledge;

To develop enthusiastic and reflective readers through contact with challenging and substantial texts;

To foster the enjoyment of writing, and a recognition of its value;

To encourage accurate and meaningful writing, be it narrative or non-fiction;

To improve the planning, drafting and editing of their written work.


Mathematics

The School's Mathematics Course aims at showing each pupil the relationship between Mathematics and everyday life - its usefulness for understanding the wider world and in particular for the understanding of Science and Technology. It aims therefore at showing Mathematics as a powerful tool for life. Imagination, initiative and flexibility of mind in Mathematics is nurtured, in-depth studies are catered for, and the benefits of working independently, co-operatively and in a systematic way are made apparent.

In order to fulfil these aims, the need to create in each child an awareness of the fascination of Mathematics is paramount - pupils are encouraged to see Mathematics as an essential element of effective communication and are encouraged to enjoy Mathematical experiences and Mathematical 'pursuits' thus increasing each pupil's conveyance in dealing with Mathematical problems.


Science:

In the Science Course pupils are encouraged to develop their investigative skills and understanding of Science in the context of explorations and investigations which are set within everyday experiences of children. They are encouraged to use and develop their scientific knowledge and understanding.

The activities arranged involve children and their teachers in promoting ideas and seeking solutions. Sorting, grouping and describing of objects and events in each child's immediate environment are designed so as to encourage use of non-standard measures and the development of standard measuring skills.

The concept of 'fair test' is introduced and developed as well as an understanding of the value of appropriate methods of systematic recording. All activities also encourage the interpretation of results.


Information Communication Technology:

The School has a selection of computers and a Computer Suite and actively encourages computer literacy. Pupils should be able to use ICT to:

Communicate and handle information.

Design, develop, explore and evaluate models of real or imaginary situations.

Measure and control physical variables and movements.

They should be able to make informed judgements about the application and importance of Information Technology and its effect on the quality of life. The School teaches ICT as a completely separate subject and aims to use its computers across the syllabus so that the pupils come to accept IT as in integral part of education.


Design and Technology:

The Course aims at giving each pupil the confidence and competence to identify, examine and solve practical problems involving the production of artefacts or systems using a variety of approaches, materials and methods. It aims at encouraging pupils to develop a sense of enjoyment and pride in their ability to design and make. Pupils are taught to draw on their knowledge and skills in other subjects, particularly the foundation subjects of Mathematics and Science. Pupils are taught to discuss their ideas and plans, are given opportunities to work with a variety of materials and are taught to take reasonable care at all times for the safety of themselves and others.


History:

The History Course aims at providing pupils with a map of the past thus helping them to understand the inheritance and identity of their own society and those of other societies. It aims at developing a sense of 'hawthorns' of the past and an awareness of the differences between different societies and periods. It aims therefore at instilling a sense of time, sequence, change and chronology. It also aims to contribute to each child's awareness of the different geographical dimensions of human experiences of adult life. The Course will therefore help them to understand the complexity of past, the nature of the present, societies and the inter - relationship between different facets of human experience, social, cultural, economic, technological, political and constitutional. The Course will also ensure the development of skills e.g. the ability to amass information from a variety of sources.


Geography:

During the Geography Course given at the School pupils are encouraged to develop a strong interest in their own surroundings and in the world as the home of mankind. They are encouraged to appreciate the variety of physical and human conditions on the earth's surface and to recognise some of the more important geographical patterns and relationships which are revealed in different types of landscapes and in different human activities. They are therefore shown the relationship between people and environments and to appreciate the importance of geographical location in human affairs and to understand how activities and places are linked by movement of people, materials and information and by complex economic, social, political and physical relationships.

Pupils are also encouraged to develop a range of skills necessary to carry out geographical enquiry and to interpret geographical information. Pupils are taught to appreciate the significance of people's beliefs, attitudes and values and to construct a framework of knowledge and understanding about their home area, about their country and about other parts of the world which will enable them to place information within appropriate geographical contexts.


Religious Education:

The School has no direct or formal affiliation. The Religious Education provided is based on the agreed syllabus, a copy of which may be examined at the School. Suitable arrangements can be made for children whose parents object to them receiving Religious Instruction or attending Religious Services/Sex Education In accordance with the requirements of the education Act 1986 the Governing Body of the School has decided that Sex Education should be part of the curriculum.

The aim is to ensure a course that responds to each child's natural and instinctive curiosity regarding sexual differences and reproduction. It is emphasized that the response be sensitive, honest, and factual - one that takes into consideration each child's age and level of maturity and one that ensures that the work is presented within a moral framework. It should ensure that the child can progress towards puberty with an attitude towards sexuality that has every respect for the value of settled family life. The full policy is available at the School if any parent wishes to see it.


Music:

Music Education at the School aims to develop aesthetic sensitivity and creative ability in all pupils. For those who show high levels of motivation, commitment and skill, it can lead to employment in the music profession, the music industries and teaching. For many others, who choose different career paths, it can supply the foundation for greatly enriched leisure pursuits, both as listeners and as participants in music making. Pupils are offered tuition on the following instruments:

Violin

Trumpet

Flute

Tenor Horn

Clarinet

Recorder

Drums

Piano

Guitar

Saxophone


The School has its own Orchestra and School Choir.


Art:

The Art Course offered at the School aims at enabling each child to become visually literate - to develop particular and creative skills, to develop design capability, to develop imaginative and original thought. It aims at teaching pupils to observe the world they live in, to communicate ideas and to appreciate the contribution made by artists, craftworkers and designers from many cultures.

Sports and Music

Physical Education, Sports and Games

Our School offers a varied and comprehensive range of activities which develop each pupil's skills in accordance with the requirements of:

the Foundation Phase and the National Curriculum

Secondary Education

It is also a process used by the School to develop its philosophy of 'a healthy mind and a healthy body' and thus develop an interest in leisure time pursuits. All pupils take part in:

a Physical Education Lesson once a week

a Games Afternoon for Key Stage 2 pupils, once a week (Friday afternoon)

Year 1 to Year 6 pupils are given Swimming Lessons at the Holyhead Leisure Centre each Academic Year. The School participates in Inter-Schools Competitions and Sporting activities play an important part in the School's Extra Curricular Programme.

Read the full Sports document

Music

Aims and objectives

Music is a unique way of communicating. It can inspire and motivate pupils. It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables pupils to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping pupils feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all pupils to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.

Read the full Music Policy document

Breakfast Club

‘A Service of Care’

The School operates a Breakfast Club as part of its commitment to ‘A Service of Care’. Details of this service are as follows:

The Club is held in the School Hall.

The Club operates between 7.45 and 8.30 a.m. each day.

The Club is managed by 1 Senior Teacher and 2 qualified members of School Staff.

Breakfast facilities and Menu are prepared by the School’s Catering Service.

The Catering Manager and one member of the Catering Team attend to the needs of the pupils.

Items on the Breakfast Menu are offered in accordance with the School’s commitment to the Welsh Assembly Government Healthy Schools Scheme.

Other facilities offered to the pupils attending the Club include: reading books, desk top games and TV/ Video programmes.

The Club operates within the School’s Security Systems and Procedures.

The performance of the Club is monitored by the School’s Senior Management Team.

The Club is inspected annually by the Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales.

The School’s After School Care Club: The School also operates an After School Care Club as part of its commitment to ‘A Service of Care’. Details of this service are as follows:


The Club is held in the School’s Media Studies Room.

The Club operates between 3.30 and 5.30 p.m. each day.

The Club has a Manager and two Assistants.

All snacks and refreshments served in the Club are prepared by the School’s Catering Service.

Reading Corner

Art and Craft Corner

Desk top games

TV/ Video programme

Nintendo Wii

X Box with Kinect

Pool Table

Items on the After School Menu are offered in accordance with the School’s commitment to the Welsh Assembly Government Healthy Schools Scheme.

Other facilities offered to the pupils attending the Club include:

The Club operates within the School’s Security Systems and Procedures.

The performance of the Club is monitored by the School’s Senior Management Team.

The Club is inspected annually by the Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales.

Foundation Phase Complex

Quality of its Foundation

Our School prides itself on the quality of its Foundation Phase complex. All our buildings offer the highest possible standards of accommodation with an emphasis on providing each Year Group with an abundance of appropriate educational resources that promote and ensure the delivery of effective lessons.

The Early Years Complex comprises of:

1. Playgroup Unit

2. Two Nursery Classes

3. Two Reception Classes

4. Two Year 1 Classes

5. Two Year 2 Classes

Our Playgroup and Nursery Units accommodate pupils in a custom built Lilliput Unit.

This Lilliput Unit has:

Carpeted Areas

Practical Areas

Early Years Toilet Facilities with Showers.

Separate area with Large Play Equipment

Access to outdoor learning areas

Access to 15 acres of Playing Fields

It also has:

PC Computers

Television

All facilities exemplify the School's commitment to offering each child entrusted to its care the highest possible standard of education, delivered in an environment that is friendly, safe, secure and aesthetically stimulating.

The Unit also has a comprehensive Security System.

View our Foundation Phase Prospectus

Contact

Caergeiliog Foundation School
Lon Bach,
Caergeiliog,
Anglesey,
LL65 3NP
Tel: 0140 774 0619