The Ponteland Community Primary Curriculum is designed to give children an abundance of opportunities with a knowledge-rich, aiming to take our children beyond their own contexts and promote a deep understanding of the world around them. We are committed to ensuring that every child develops a broad and diverse cultural capital, enabling them to become socially aware, confident, and reflective young citizens.
Our curriculum introduces children to new concepts, diverse contexts, and a wide range of experiences. By doing so, we provide them with the opportunity to expand their horizons and broaden their understanding of the world. We believe that by equipping our children with this knowledge, we empower them to navigate the complexities of society and make meaningful contributions as global citizens.
If you would like to learn more about our curriculum and the enriching educational experiences we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Better yet, we encourage you to arrange a visit to our school, where you can witness firsthand the engaging and inspiring learning environment we have created.
We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the wonders of the Ponteland Community Primary Curriculum with you.
The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children follow a similar programme of study. It covers the subjects and the standards children should reach in each year group. Curriculum maps for each year group are reviewed regularly and published.
It is a rigorous, step-by-step DfE validated synthetic phonics teaching programme that engages children from the outset and enables them to learn to read quickly. Developed by highly respected phonics expert, Debbie Hepplewhite MBE. A systematic and structured approach with built-in consolidation and revision to ensure every child succeeds. It also features the much-loved recurring characters of Biff, Chip and Kipper to engage children from the outset. We also use fully-decodable books to offer children reading practice that’s matched to their phonic knowledge.
KS2 Careers Programme
In PSHE KS2 children look at careers and enjoy business enterprise activities, e.g. Beautiful Bags, where all children are supported in their understanding of the roles within a successful business team.
We create a bespoke STEAM week for all children which is an exceptional week of enrichment activities and collapsed curriculum, including Digital School House activities, coding, trips, workshops, technology activities, team building, and in-house activities built around the world of work.
Through plenary sessions, pupil review and staff reflection we measure the success of these adventures. We have many guests and former pupils visiting throughout the year whose presence in assemblies, festivals and curriculum lessons have a positive impact on the careers programme enabling children to understand the variety of employment, business, philanthropy and entrepreneurship. All children take part in innovative fundraising i.e. baking cakes, telling jokes or extra sports raising money for their favourite charities. This also impacts on the younger ones. Throughout their time at our school pupils understand the huge variety of roles in the wider business world.
The headteacher is our careers lead and can be contacted on email@example.com.
Remote learning is used within school. Children can access this using their School 360 login. Detail of which are in the children’s diary. In the event school can’t open safely, or if pupils are able to learn but are unable to physically attend school. We will provide remote education like we did during the national lockdown.