How the Fiver Challenge supports the Curriculum in Wales

Welsh Version of Fiver Curriculum

The Fiver Curriculum is available to download in Welsh, please click on the button below.

English - KEY STAGE 2

  • Increase their confidence in language use by drawing on their knowledge of English (including standard English), Welsh and other languages.
  • Communicate for a range of purposes, e.g. recount and present information, instruct, argue and explain a point of view, discuss an issue, persuade, question and explore interpretations, convey feelings.
  • Speak and listen individually, in pairs, in groups and as members of a class.
  • Use a variety of methods to present ideas, including ICT, dramatic approaches, discussion and debate.
  • Present, talk and perform in formal and informal contexts and for a variety of audiences including teachers, peers, younger/older learners, familiar and unfamiliar adults Use appropriate vocabulary suitable for the situation or purpose.
  • Read for different purposes, e.g. for personal pleasure; to retrieve, summarise and synthesise key information; to interpret and integrate information; to verify information; to deepen understanding through re-reading; to identify language devices used by the writer in order to analyse purpose; to identify alternative readings of a text.
  • Write in a range of continuous and non-continuous texts in a variety of forms, e.g. letters, diaries, articles, stories, reports, speeches, short plays and scripts, leaflets, advertisements, posters, web pages, questionnaires, reviews, soliloquies.

Information and Communication Technology - KEY STAGE 2

Learners should be taught to consider the sort of information they require to support their tasks and activities and how they might locate that information; to use an increasing range of ICT tools and resources to find, process and communicate relevant information from a variety of given safe and suitable sources; to develop and communicate their ideas in appropriate ways with a developing sense of purpose and audience.


Using Number Skills – Manage Money

Specifically Year 5
  • Order and compare the cost of items up to £1 000
  • Add and subtract totals less than £100 using correct notation, e.g. £28.18 + £33.45
  • Plan and track money and savings by keeping accurate records
Specifically Year 6
  • Use the term profit and loss in buying and selling activities and make calculations for this
  • Make comparisons between prices and understand which is best value for money

Personal and Social Education - KEY STAGE 2

Developing thinking Learners should be given opportunities to:
  • Form personal opinions and make informed decisions
  • Use appropriate techniques for personal reflection
Developing communication Learners should be given opportunities to:
  • Listen carefully, question and respond to others
  • Express their views and ideas confidently through a range of appropriate methods
  • Contribute to class discussions and take part in debates
Developing ICT Learners should be given opportunities to:
  • Find and develop information and ideas
  • Create and present information and ideas
  • Use ICT safely with appropriate support and guidance
Developing number Learners should be given opportunities to:
  • Select data from given information presented in a range of numerical and graphical ways
  • Gather information in a variety of ways, including simple questionnaires or databases to support understanding of PSE-related issues
Preparing for lifelong learning Learners should be given opportunities to:
  • Enjoy and value learning and achievements
  • Take increasing responsibility for their learning
  • To understand the range of jobs carried out by people in their community
  • Know that money is earned through work and can buy goods and services
Working with others Learners should be given opportunities to:
  • Work cooperatively to solve problems
Improving own learning Learners should be given opportunities to:
  • Reflect on progress, identify strengths and weaknesses and set targets for improvement
  • Apply learning to similar situations within school
  • Develop practical skills necessary for everyday life

Design and technology - KEY STAGE 2

Learners should be taught to design and make simple products by combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in contexts that support their work in other subjects and help develop their understanding of the made world. They should be encouraged to be creative and innovative in their designing and making while being made aware of issues relating to sustainability and environmental issues in the twenty-first century.