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Ysgol Gynradd St John Lloyd RC Primary School

To be the best we can be, living to learn, learning to live with God at our side.


Our Curriculum




Our curriculum vision (statement) 

At St John Lloyd RC Primary School our curriculum will; 

• Establish a learning community where all pupils and staff are ambitious & confident to express ideas, take risks and reflect, whilst acquiring new knowledge and skills to challenge themselves to achieve the highest standard

• Encourage creative, critical, and collaborative skills, embracing enterprising challenges and celebrating achievements of all pupils and staff. 

• Engage fully and responsibly as active, respectful ethical citizens of an inclusive local, national, and global community. 

• Nurture and promote the health and wellbeing of all pupils and staff in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment. 


The curriculum at SJL is organised into 6 Areas of Learning and Experience (AOLs):

  • Expressive arts
  • Health and well-being
  • Humanities 
  • Languages, literacy, and communication (including Welsh and modern foreign languages)
  • Mathematics and numeracy
  • Science and technology 
  • Religion


The 4 Purposes

The 4 purposes are at the heart of our new curriculum. They will be the starting point for all decisions on the content and experiences developed as part of the curriculum to support our pupils 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


The pupils at SJL have designed and developed 4 PURPOSES characters to help them in their activities and experience to think about which purpose they are using, introducing our 4 PURPOSES HEROES:


As a school we decided on the following aspects for each of the 4 PURPOSES:



Working with ALL STAKEHOLDERS we decided on what PEDAGOGICAL PRINCIPLES we would use to teach our pupils and the most important aspects that our curriculum would contain, these were:




We decided to use a THEMATIC APPROACH to our learning to enable more cross-curricular learning and to encourage our pupils to make links and concepts. We have developed a TWO-YEAR CYCLE. Here are our themes & topics:



How do we plan for learning experiences to ensure a broad & balanced curriculum?

Parents/ careers Views and Ideas

Four Purposes