Secondary School activity links to the curriculum

Published 17/08/2021   |   Last Updated 25/04/2022   |   Reading Time minutes

All of our activities as part of your visit to the Senedd are linked to the new Welsh curriculum. Discover the links for each of our sessions.

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Activity

Curriculum Links

Discuss various campaigns and campaigners Learn about the Senedd’s Petition process. Create a high impact, relevant campaign on an issue that matters to the pupils.

I have an understanding of a range of governance systems and how people have been represented at local, national and global levels, including how systems of government in Wales operate both now and in the past, and I can compare and explain differences between these systems.

I can analyse and explain the impact of decisions made by individuals, local, national or global governance, and non-governmental organisations on people, their rights and the environment.

I can make decisions, identify opportunities and plan appropriate action to make my voice heard.

Pupils will learn about Plenary meetings in the Senedd by visiting the original debating chamber. By using props they will learn about the role of the Llywydd, First Minister, Welsh Government Ministers and backbench Senedd Members.

Introduce an issue and data on the screen. Present two opposing views on how best to tackle the issue. Ask the pupils to discuss and challenge these viewpoints.

I can form, express and discuss my own opinions on a range of issues after considering evidence and the views of others.

I can recognise that opinions may change over time.

I can listen emphatically to different people’s viewpoints on various subjects, using them to arrive at my own conclusions.

Pupils will learn about the sustainability features of the Senedd, meet their Members (if available) and learn more about the work of an MS.

I can participate in decision making, and I can share opinions and evidence with decision-makers and elected members in my community.

 

Power and Politics

Activity

Curriculum Links

What is the Senedd?

Examine how they can have a voice in the creation of a sustainable Wales.

Activity 2

Critically examine an issue using a PESTLE analysis as a tool.

I can make decisions, identify opportunities and plan appropriate action to make my voice heard.

I can explain the importance of the role played by groups, governments, businesses and non-governmental organisations in the creation of a sustainable future, and how they impact on people and their rights and on the environment.

Pupils will learn about Plenary meetings in the Senedd by visiting the original debating chamber.

Debate the issues and ideas presented. Ask the pupils to discuss and challenge these viewpoints.

I can communicate my thoughts, feelings and opinions in challenging and contentious contexts showing empathy and respect.

Pupils will learn about the sustainability features of the Senedd, meet their Members (if available) and learn more about the work of an MS.

I can participate in decision making, and I can share opinions and evidence with decision-makers and elected members in my community.

 

Our Senedd | Year 7 - 9

Activity

Curriculum Links

Pupils will learn about Plenary meetings in the Senedd by visiting the original debating chamber.

By using props they will learn about the role of the Llywydd, First Minister, Welsh Government Ministers and backbench Senedd Members.

Pupils will debate a topic from the following list:

  • My Wales, My Planet
  • Fitness and Wellbeing
  • My Dreams
  • Science and Technology

I can understand and describe how my community is governed and how people are represented.

I can listen to and understand information about a variety of topics, summarising the main points.

I can form, express and discuss my own opinions on a range of issues after considering evidence and the views of others.

Pupils will observe a Plenary meeting.

I can understand that decisions can be made individually and collectively, and that they can be influenced by a range of factors.

 

Our Senedd | Year 10

Activity

Curriculum Links

Pupils will learn about Plenary meetings in the Senedd by visiting the original debating chamber.

Pupils will learn about the structure, role and powers of the Senedd.

Pupils will debate a topic from the following list:

  • My Wales, My Planet
  • Fitness and Wellbeing
  • My Dreams
  • Science and Technology

I can compare and evaluate local, national and global governance systems, including the systems of government and democracy in Wales, considering their impact on societies in the past and present, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens in Wales.

I can form, express and discuss my own opinions on a range of issues after considering evidence and the views of others.

Pupils will observe a Plenary meeting.

I can understand that decisions can be made individually and collectively, and that they can be influenced by a range of factors.

 

Secondary School Senedd or School Council Visit

Activity

Curriculum Link

The people of Wales are adapting to life after the worse of the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the Senedd need to build a better Wales for future generations. Consider what decisions they would make under the following themes:

  • Protecting the Planet
  • Fitness and Well being
  • The Arts
  • Education
  • Science and Technology

Pupils will propose workable solutions and justify their decision when acting politically.

I can understand and describe how my community is governed and how people are represented.

I can consider relevant factors and implications when making decisions individually and collectively.

I have planned and taken an active role in response to challenges and opportunities in my local community, or in Wales or the wider world and I have done so individually or as part of a team.

I can recognise that some decisions I make will have a long term impact on my life and the lives of others.

Pupils will learn about Plenary meetings in the Senedd by visiting the original debating chamber. By using props they will learn about the role of the Llywydd, First Minister, Welsh Government Ministers and backbench Senedd Members.

Pupils will debate an issue from one of the following topics:

  • My Wales, My Planet
  • Fitness and Well being
  • Education
  • Science and Technology

I can listen to and understand information about a variety of topics, summarising the main points.

I can listen empathetically to different people’s viewpoints on various subjects.

I can respond to others’ point of view, seeking clarity, structuring arguments, summarising and explaining what I have heard, read or seen.

Pupils will learn about the sustainability features of the Senedd, meet their Members (if available) and learn more about the work of an MS.

I can participate in decision making, and I can share opinions and evidence with decision-makers and elected members in my community.

 

Additional Learning Needs

Activity

Curriculum Link

Pupils will learn about the different people who work in the Senedd and the work of their representatives.

 

Pupils will learn about the sustainability features of the Senedd, meet their Members ( if available) and learn more about the work of an MS.

 

I can identify the Senedd.

I understand that decisions made by my Members of the Senedd impact my life.

 

I can participate in decision making, and I can share opinions and evidence with decision-makers and elected members in my community.

Pupils will visit Siambr Hywel, a fully equipped debating chamber to voice their opinions.

Groups will use props to learn about the Llywydd, Welsh Government Ministers and other MSs.

Learners will use the microphones and voting technology to debate a topic.

I can have my voice heard. I can share my opinions with others.

I can form, express and discuss my own opinions.