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Our Curriculum Pledge outlines our vision in a way that is understood by children and their families:

At Pinhoe CE VA Primary School the curriculum, underpinned by our Christian foundation, will prepare you for a constantly changing world, providing you with the necessary skills to contribute to society and lead happy, healthy lives. Our Core Values of respect, love, thankfulness, honesty, perseverance and forgiveness permeate all that we do.

We promise that your learning will be exciting and creative; a magical adventure with infinite possibilities!

At Pinhoe, we strive to develop active and responsible global citizens in all children and staff. 


These can be identified under 3 key headings:

Knowledge and Understanding




Attached below, is our progression document which outlines these themes, in detail, across the school. These are paired with our curriculum objectives and are intertwined in topic planning as well as within PSHE. Our whole school overview shows this in greater detail.

Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are following 'Letters and Sounds' as our main phonics scheme and 'Bug Club' as our main reading scheme.

Outdoor Learning

What is Outdoor Learning at Pinhoe?

The principles below are the fundamental elements of our Outdoor Learning:

• it involves being outdoors as a central part of the experience

• is open to all

 • seeks to use the outdoor environment as a vehicle for transforming the experience into knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours

• frequently has a challenging, adventurous element

• often involves some physical activity

• always respects the environment

• is often cited as being both memorable and fun


‘The best outcomes are achieved when outdoor learning is designed as a frequent and progressive activity relating to broader learning that links to everyday experiences in a classroom and to real-life experiences beyond. The common thread is the focus on positive outcomes in personal and social development.’ English Outdoor Council 2015

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