• Population of Wales in
2011: 3 million
• Capital of Wales: Cardiff
• Language: Welsh and
(19% of people speak
Welsh in Wales.)
Wales has not been politically independent since 1282, when it
was conquered by King Edward I of England. We were ruled
directly from London
In 1999 we saw the first elections to the National Assembly of
The patron Saint o Wales is
Saint David and we celebrate St
Davids day o 1st March.
The harp is regarded as the national
instrument of Wales. The harp has been
used through the ages as an
accompaniment to folk-singing and dancing
and as a solo instrument.
Rugby Union: our national sport. Few
things can inspire more Welsh pride
than a full house at the Millennium
Stadium. Singing the National anthem
at the rugby has even been said to be
According to legend, St David advised the Britons on the
eve of a battle with the Saxons, to wear leeks in their caps
so as to easily distinguish friend from foe. This helped to
secure a great victory. Today Welsh people around the
world wear leeks on St David's Day. It is also a surviving
tradition that soldiers in the Welsh regiments eat a raw leek
on St David’s Day.
The Welsh for leek (the original national emblem) is
Cenhinen, while the Welsh for daffodil is Cenhinen
Pedr. Over the years they became confused until
the daffodil was adopted as a second emblem of
• We pride ourselves on supplying some of
the finest produce.
• Our landscape reflects freshness, quality
• Laver bread:not actually bread at all but
seaweed, is often fried into crisp patties
with eggs, bacon and fresh cockles for a
traditional Welsh breakfast.
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• Swansea second largest city in Wales
• Population 240,000
• During its 19th-century industrial heyday,
Swansea was a key centre of the copper
• Established in 1949.
• There are currently 515 pupils at the school.
• The school provides for Year 1 to 6 as well as
Reception and Nursery Classes.
• English is the main language spoken at home by
about 90% of the pupils with Welsh being the
main language of the others.
• Every pupil is expected to be fluent in both
Welsh and English by the time they are 11 years
The School’s Aims and
‘Our aim is to create opportunities
to urge every pupil to develop
spiritually and aesthetically for
our students to grow to be
healthy, self sustained
individuals who are balanced
and integrated members of a
School and classroom visits are
very important. Theatre companies
and performers are regular visitors
to the School. We believe that first
hand experiences are among the
most powerful tools of teaching.
Every effort is made to
incorporate such activities into
the School’s schemes of work
to reinforce and extend the
• Learners plan for their own learning. It allows
children to creatively develop ideas, to become
more confident as collaborators and
contributors, and is producing astonishing
results in primary schools.
• By giving wings to children’s curiosity and
allowing teachers to be more creative and
flexible in the classroom, areas highlighted in the
new curricula, it stimulates autonomous learning
and enables children to make connections
across the learning landscape.
• The Foundation Phase is a new curriculum for 3 to 7year-olds.
• Children are given more opportunities to explore the
world around them and understand how things work
by taking part in practical activities that are relevant
to their developmental stage.
• The Foundation Phase places great emphasis on
children learning by doing. Young children will be
given more opportunities to gain first hand
experiences through play and active involvement
rather than by completing exercises in books .
• Personal and Social Development, Well
Being and Cultural Diversity
• Language, Literacy and Communication
• Mathematical Development
• Knowledge and Understanding of the
• Physical Development
• Creative Development
• Demolition is due to
start on the school in the
next few months
• Hopefully new school by