Curriculum

The curriculum at Pontesbury CE Primary School is currently undergoing significant review and refinement.
Updates will be shared with parents throughout the year and posted on these pages.
Pontesbury C.E. Primary School endeavours to provide each child with a broad and balanced curriculum centred on the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum, including Religious Education, and the curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Each day all children receive a minimum of one hour’s teaching of literacy and one hour’s teaching of mathematics following National Curriculum guidance.
When children commence full-time education and up to the end of their Reception year they are within the EYFS. After leaving EYFS they join Key Stage One (KS1) starting in Year 1 and moving into Year 2. Key Stage Two (KS2) is the final stage of primary education and is often referred to as Lower KS2 – Years 3 & 4 and Upper KS2 – Years 5 & 6.
In Pontesbury School we look to promote British values such as :

    • democracy;
    • the rule of law;
    • individual liberty;
    • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

We do this in suitable parts of the curriculum, as appropriate for the age of pupils. We provide pupils with the opportunity to learn how to argue and defend points of view. We also ensure that all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as a school council whose members are voted for by the pupils. Opportunities such as general or local elections provide opportunities to hold mock elections to promote fundamental British values;this is how we elected our House captains.
We also use teaching resources from a wide variety of sources to help pupils understand a range of faiths, and use assemblies to discuss our human rights, explore our Christian faith and understand other faiths.