Our Curriculum

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.


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 reading
between 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?
Religious Education and Collective Worship

RE and assembly times are used to help children to develop an awareness of the world's religions and to understand what is like to be part of a multi-faith community.
We also aim to foster children's social, moral, cultural and spiritual development.
Children are invited to think about their feelings and thoughts, to ask questions and to respond to the world around them.
Sex and Relationship Education
Parents/carers are the key figures in helping their children to cope with the physical and emotional aspects of growing up. We try to ensure that moral, social, biological and health aspects of personal relationships which are part of sex education in school are suitable to a child's age and understanding. Parents are consulted when children in years 5 and 6 begin to learn about relationships, sexuality and physical changes into adulthood in the curriculum.
You can choose to withdraw your child from religious education and collective worship and all or part of relationship and sex education (except those elements in the National Curriculum). Please let us know as soon as possible if this is the case.