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Developing pupils’ skills across the curriculum

Staff at Cwmfelinfach Primary School keenly adapted curriculum provision to focus more clearly on developing pupils’ skills across the curriculum. This has included transferring skills from ICT sessions to cross-curricular work, increasing pupils’ involvement in their local community, and working collaboratively with a nearby school. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation and planning and preparation. Read more >

Ysgol y Wern

Providing enriched experiences to develop skills

An ambitious and innovative weather project is just one way that Ysgol y Wern has developed and planned cross-curricular learning which challenges pupils’ ICT, numeracy and literacy skills. Read more >

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Putting digital learning at the heart of the curriculum

At Darran Park Primary, learners have regular opportunities to develop digital skills, from collaborating with other schools to learn about the Second World War, to using innovative software packages to create Roald Dahl inspired stories. Read more >

Using assessment for learning to close gaps in pupils’ learning

At Hendredenny Park Primary School all staff use assessment for learning techniques to identify gaps in pupils’ learning. Targeted interventions are used promptly to help close the gaps. Read more >

Cross-curricular themes that develop pupils’ key skills

Ty’n y Wern Primary School has introduced interesting cross-curricular themes, such as an annual arts festival and Welsh heritage projects. These give pupils a wealth of opportunities to develop their literacy, numeracy, and ICT skills. Read more >

The digitally-enabled college

Coleg Cambria is strongly committed to using technology to develop innovative learning opportunities, flexible learning environments and effective business practices. Read more >

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Using an “app” to encourage independence in learning

Ysgol y Graig Primary School uses a digital application (app) to try new approaches to learning. Teachers record adults reading stories and pupils use the tool to identify success criteria for different genres of writing. They listen and observe others, dissect text, record their own evaluations and edit their work, thus developing their independence in learning. Read more >

Sharing learning through social media

Sharing learning through social media

Cogan nursery school, Vale of Glamorgan, has embraced technology to engage parents/ carers and pupils with school life. They use social media, video, a website and a blog to share the children’s learning with the wider community. The children’s skills in ICT have significantly improved, along with reading and oracy. Read more >

ICT creates new learning experiences for pupils with SEN

ICT creates new learning experiences for pupils with SEN

Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre in Caerphilly uses gesture-based technology to help improve the independence, communication and interaction range of pupils with special educational needs. Following a review they introduced technology such as an interactive floor projector to allow pupils with complex needs to interact meaningfully with the environment. Pupils now rely less on others to provide their learning experiences. Read more >

Technology plays a significant role in helping pupils to achieve their potential

Technology plays a significant role in helping pupils to achieve their potential

Tŷ Gwyn Special School, Cardiff, has invested in new information and communication technology to help improve pupils’ communication skills and break down barriers to learning. Read more >