Pilsley Primary School

Pilsley Primary School

Inspire, Respect, Achieve

Station Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 8EU


01773 872378



Learning is a change to long-term memory.

Our aims are to ensure that our children experience a wide breadth of study and have, by the end of each key stage, an ambitious body of knowledge within their long-term memory. 

The development of our curriculum intention, and on to the curriculum content itself is one that has evolved over time.  It continues to change as we see priorities shift with the local, national and world circumstances around pandemics, climate change and ever changing technology.

For more detail on our Curriculum Intent and the research behind it please click here.


The knowledge progression we aim to implement in each subject can be found below. As stated these will continually evolve over time as the needs of our pupils change.

Art & Design History PSHE and British Values
Computing Mathematics

Relationships and Sex Education

Design & Technology Modern Foreign Language (French) Religious Education
English Music Science 


Physical Education  


Curriculum Content by Year Group

As stated learning is a change to long-term memory. The progressions above ensure children return to previous learning at a greater depth and breadth over their time in school. We have detailed below the knowledge content they experience in each year group.

EYFS 2022-23 Cycle 1

Year 1 Year 2
Year 3 Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


We use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds to develop phonics skills in school using the Big Cat Letters and Sounds Phonics Reading Scheme in Foundation 2 and Year 1 to reinforce these skills. 

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