Plans to change how Welsh children are taught outlined in new curriculum

Plans to how our children are taught have been outlined in a new curriculum.

It's the first overhaul of the syllabus in over thirty years and aims to give schools the opportunity to design their own curriculum.

The changes will be introduced in 2022 for all pupils currently in year three or below.

The new curriculum follows last year's consultation on the complete reform and fifteen million pounds has been earmarked to help teachers implement the changes

The Welsh government's key areas in the new curriculum. Credit: ITV Wales

The new curriculum would see six so called 'areas of learning and experience' introduced, underpinned by three core skills: literacy, numeracy and digital competency.

This is a huge landmark for Welsh education - I am proud that we are leading the way on education reform and focusing on the knowledge and skills our young people need to become rounded citizens of Wales and the world.

Kirsty Williams AM, Education Minister