At Pilgrim Primary School we want all children to do their best and achieve their potential regardless of social-economic background, gender or ethnicity.
We want them to be equipped with skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to deal with the demands of our rapidly changing world and with the skills to be lifelong learners.
Children need to be literate, numerate, know how to learn, think creatively, take risks, make decisions and handle change.
Our curriculum, whilst adhering to the national curriculum, offers children an exciting range of practical and real life opportunities to learn and develop these qualities.
We pride ourselves that children become enthusiastic learners and learn exceptionally well with this approach.
We expect all our learners to make excellent progress, especially in the key core area of English and Mathematics.
For a fuller explanation of our Curriculum aims and to access our curriculum intent statement, please click here
. National Curriculum Subjects Subjects are: English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Geography, History, Art and Design, Design and Technology, Music, Languages (French), Music and Physical Education (this includes swimming in Year 4).We follow a locally agreed syllabus for Religious Education.These subjects are compulsory. We also encourage children's personal, social and health education, which includes developing effective learning skills, how to behave towards each other and how to deal with friendship issues. We have also developed other specialisms within our curriculum; we have been awarded the International Eco-School Certificate which reflects our focus on environmental and ecological education, and as a Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG) accredited school, we teach our children about enterprise, managing finance and money matters. Please note - If your child is unable to take part in P.E. lessons for health reasons, please send a note to the class teacher, otherwise they will be expected to take part in the lesson. All children share in assessing and planning their learning and setting targets.Parents/carers are encouraged to help children to work to achieve these targets. Leaflets outlining new targets and ways you can help are sent home at the beginning of each term. Homework Work at home is essential. It allows parents/carers to support and share their child's learning. All children are given regular homework. Each evening your child should (depending on their age) spend: between 10 and 20 minutes readingbetween 10 and 30 minutes on other homework. Homework Essentials Does your child have a quiet space to work?Is the TV off?Are you available to answer any questions or help with reading?