Mathematics and Numeracy


This Area centres on the discipline of mathematics, including the traditional components of arithmetic, mathematics and statistics together with logic


Place Value

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Numerical Reasoning/ Problem Solving/ Logic


Data Handling/ Statistics



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The Mathematics and Numeracy Area of Learning and Experience is concerned with developing a good, lasting understanding of mathematical concepts and the confidence to use and apply numerical skills in everyday life.  It includes experiences that enable children to develop their broader numeracy and financial skills by exploring relationships in quantities, space and data, and to apply them to real-life situations. Mathematics helps children to make sense of the world around them and to manage their lives. It gives them skills they need to interpret and analyse information, solve problems and make informed decisions. It provides strong support for the development of wider skills, particularly critical thinking and problem solving, planning and organisation, and creativity and innovation. It enables people to communicate ideas in a concise, unambiguous and rigorous way, using numbers and symbols.


Staylittle 2016







All arrived safely in Staylittle, found their way around and went gorge walking yesterday afternoon.  Mobile phone signal poor so only getting brief messages but these photos came through overnight.  Heard from Miss Roberts this morning and no problems to report.


PDG Statement

Pupil Deprivation Grant Statement 2016-2017


The Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) is allocated to schools with pupils who come from low-income families and are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (e-FSM) and pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC).

Schools are expected to make the best use of this funding to implement sustainable strategies that will quickly bring about changes for learners eligible for free school meals or who are LAC.


As a school we have agreed the following three steps:

1. to identify the target pupils, their characteristics and needs

2. to plan interventions which make the most effective use of resources

3. to monitor and evaluate the impact of resources


At Cradoc School we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by Powys Local Authority and ERW, to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding.  As the number of pupils eligible for PDG is fewer than 5, details about the grant and how it is being used is being kept confidential, in order to protect the identity of the children concerned.

Llangranog Trip


Brilliant nights sleep, Mr Aldridge even had to wake everyone up this morning

 Our last days activities…

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What a fantastic bunch…


Suppose we should have a wash?!

It’s not cold at all………..

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Tuesday Afternoon


You sound like you are having a great time!  I am so proud of you all that you are behaving so well – and proud of Mr A and Mrs H for being so brave and getting up so high!!!!

Amy – I though unicorn’s were extinct?  Harvey and Ben – racing – were you really supposed to be trying to beat each other?  Look out parents; a sign of things to come perhaps?  Ryan – I always get the slow one too.  Rosie – 11 x awesome – it must REALLY be awesome!

Hope you slept well last night.  The mud sounds great.

I can’t wait to see you all this afternoon to find out about it!

Mrs Moz

Onto the horses we go.


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Meg- go-carting was EPIC I loved it and now I want a go-cart for myself!!!!

Rosie- I went so fast on the go carts!!!!! It was awesome!!!EPIC. Bethan-today I did the best thing ever I did tobogganing and it was awesome as well drove the go karts and I almost broke it opps. I just did the climbing wall it was amazing I want to go back to doing it. Next we have horse riding I hope I get to canter. I am looking forward to it.:)

Isobel just went climbing mr.a a did well it was so much fun tobogganing nearly fell  off go carting was awesome want to do it again.

Beth- I feel like I’m full of adrenaline had a great time climbing and go karting having a great time!!!!!!!

Lauren-we just finished climbing and bouldering it was ok but I have had a worse session before. I really enjoyed tobbogening and the go carts!!! AWESOME!!!


Ben-Go-carting was EPIC and tobogganing was AWSOME. Harvey and I had the best race ever with the go-carts.

Harvey-(I won)


Ryan-I lost on go-carting (my one was slow)

Harvey- epic day

James- I love every bit of it but it’s not injury free

The adventures on the low ropes.


Lloyd-we went to the beach again. Really fun time.

Owen-I won the go carting 🙂


“Help Mrs Harley,”

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Ben-AWSOME day

Josh-I over lapped Ryan 4 time and I had an AWSOME day!!!!!!

Amy – we went on a beach walk. We did low and high ropes today.

We went pony (unicorn) riding! I can write the boring way!

Emma- day was epic 😀

The high ropes………….

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Rosie-awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome. Awesome day.

Beth- great day had loads of fun

Our last evening walk to the beach…


Isobel-Had a walk on the mountain and then went on the beach fun.

We’ve all had an amazing time, the children have been fantastic ambassadors for Cradoc school, Mr Aldridge, Mrs Morris and Mrs Harley are so very proud of them all, they’ve been brilliant (and all asleep by midnight!!)

Apparently the best is yet to come with the muddy adventure course tomorrow!

Sorry mums and dads…


Looks like you are having great fun – classy outfit Mr A – like the elbow pads in particular – the colour suits you!

Looking forward to reading the updates later tonight!

Mrs Moz 🙂

A beautiful start to the day having a play and a chat before breakfast. 

Rosie-we’re going for breakfast. Had a good night and going to have a awesome day again.yay!!!!!!!

josh-had a great night woke up at 5:00 :).

Lloyd-going to breakfast there’s a massive queue and I’m really hungry.  I had a great night woke up at 7:00. Ben-going to breakfast been waiting in the queue for ages, had a great night woke up at 6:45

Isobel just got breakfast coco pops!

Amy: I can’t wait to see what we do today!i hope we do go-carts . Skipped most of the long que because I went to the other line lol. Me and Glesni finished way before the others!

Beth-wonder what we’re doing today had too wait in a Very long line for breakfast but it’s worth it!!!!!!!

Emma- just having breakfast, love it…

Lauren-nearly finished my breakfast and are ready for the day ahead…horse riding,go carting etc. I’m really looking forward to today could it be better that yesterday?

So, after our breakfast we’re off to our first set of activities.
Tobogganing and go-karting
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Taking a relax painting our pebbles from the beach…

Onto the climbing wall we go…
Definitely time for some very well deserved lunch!
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Tuesday morning


What a beautiful view to wake up to.  🙂 

Message from Cradoc:
Good Morning everyone at Llangrannog.  Your view is better this morning than ours -misty and overcast.  How lucky you are. Hope you have all tidied your rooms readyfor inspection and are heartily tucking intoyour breakfast as I write.  It sounds like yesterday was “epic”! I hope today is the same. Catch up later – Mrs Moz.



As Monday draws to a close, here’s a quick review of our first day…

Our attempts at skiing.

Awesome start by all.

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Beautiful walk to the beach. 

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Bethan-when me and Isobel got locked in our room then mrs.harley came and got the men and they just about got us out.

by the way happy birthday dad xxxxx

Isobel help!!!!!! soooooooooooo courageous of  glesni and Lauren to help us when Bethan and I got looked in our room I got out; just!!!

Amy-I learnt how to ski! I can shoot a arrow (with a bow), yay.

Emma- I now love archery (I looked just like katniss) swimming was

good fun, skiing was tiring but at least I learned how to do it!!! 🙂

Beth-having a great time I finally learned to ski!i loved swimming and archery as we’ll!!!!!!!

Lauren-today was pretty awesome even if we only had a half day.

But I learned to ski on a dry slope no falling over(much) but before skiing we did archery. Oops our team lost(by 5 points)

Rosie-Having a awesome time!!!!!going for a walk down the beach tonight, ice cream!!!

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Owen-amazing ski session (even though I did make mrs Harley’s heart stop at one point!!)

Isobel me again had an amazing session in archery and swimming but missed the skiing because of the fracture but had lots of fun watching mr.a falling over I’m sure mr.a is going to enjoy tonight bumps and bruises.

Me again me = Bethan-I really enjoyed the archery

Glesni- me, Bethan, Isobel and Lauren won the room inspection.

Owen- no you didn’t me Ryan Harvey Lloyd Ben josh and James did Harvey-i loved the swimming:)(I am epic)

Ben-today was great fun especially exploring the caves can not wait till tomorrow ( I am epic!)

James-lol 2day was epic can’t wait till tomorrow

Beach self portraits…

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Llangrannog Monday night

Hi all at Llangrannog.  What a wonderful view – you pay a fortune for a sea view like that!

Good to see you have all arrived safely and started off well.  I am sure you will have an Ab Fab time.  Looking forward to seeing your next update.

Sleep well all.  (Can you see that pig just behind the cloud?)!

Mrs Moz


Our first day

Well it started lovely and sunny but the rain has already come to say hello…

The lovely view from our (the girl’s rooms)

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Llangranog trip

The year 6 residential to Llangranog is fast approaching…

We will aim to keep you updated with all of the relevant information as and when we get any.

Monday 2nd June 2014.

During the meeting we viewed a powerpoint I had created about our upcoming trip, for those of you unable to attend I’ve attached a copy for you to look through at your convinience.

There’s also a link within it to go onto the Urdd site, explore the centre and activities available.

Please feel free to give us a call or pop in if you have any questions.



Policies, Plans and Reports

Policies, Plans and Reports Intro

This is where you can find the more formal documents, for example our school policies, planning documents and reports, eg Estyn.  It is not meant to be an exhaustive list but simply the main items that you might find useful.  If you would like to see any further documents, please contact the office direct.

Prospectus front 2016 Governors annual report to parents front 2015 to 2016 3Cradoc_Best_Practice_Report_Estyn_Report_2013
Cradoc_School_Estyn_Report_2012  3Cradoc_Estyn_Report_2012
Administration_of_Medicine Attendance_Policy Behaviour
Bus_Charter E-Safety_Charter_2013 Charging_and_Remissions
Complaints_Guidance_Notes Complaints_Guidance_Notes_for_Governors Complaints_Policy
Data_protection_policy Vision_etc



Newsletters 2016-2017

View our most recent newsletters here.  If you would like to register to receive newsletters by email, please email the school office with your address.  If you have any content you would like included in the newsletter, please email the school office by Thursday morning.

Newsletters – Spring Term 2017

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Newsletters – Autumn Term 2017

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Newsletters 2015-2016

Newsletters – Summer Term 2016

Newsletter logoSummer Issue 25.06.2016 Newsletter logoSummer Issue 02.07.2016 Newsletter logoSummer Issue 09.07.2016 Newsletter logoSummer Issue 15.07.2016 Summer Holidays – Why not go to Coolkids
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3@Cradoc Pre-school

Welcome to 3@Cradoc (Acorn Class)

The first step in your child’s education is an important time for both you and your child.

3@Cradoc provides a unique playgroup experience that aims to provide a high standard of care and education.   3@Cradoc is linked with the Early Years Department at Cradoc School and we work together to ease the transition between Playgroup and School.   It is run under the management of Cradoc Primary School and registered and monitored by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).

3@Cradoc has planned activities in accordance with the Foundation Phase Framework.  Sessions are conducted in English with Welsh language development encouraged in all activities.

We place great emphasis, especially in the Early Years, on developing every child’s social and emotional skills.  We are very proud that this work has been identified as an “area of sector-leading practice” by Estyn during 2013.

From 5th April 2016 we extended our hours and are now open from 9 am  to 3.30 pm,  Monday to Friday during term time.  Children aged from 3 to 4 are welcome. 

This means that working with CoolKids@Cradoc, your child can receive wrap-around care from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 49 weeks of the year. 

Please contact the school on 01874 622555 for more details. 

For more details, please take a look at our Parent Handbook attached.

However, we would more than welcome a visit from you, to see how much the children enjoy their time at 3@Cradoc and how quickly they learn.



Spring Clean

to all the children, parents, grand-parents, staff and their spouses, governors and friends

who came along on Saturday 23 April to help with the

Grand Family Spring Clean of the school and grounds.

The weather was fantastic and everyone worked so hard (see the pictures below).

The school looks so much better.

Special thanks to Jackie Oliphant for kindly and capably undertaking the organisation.

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