Abbey Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JU

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Pilton Infants' School

Learning For Life

Curriculum Intent for September 2020

We've been thinking very carefully about our curriculum when we open in the Autumn.

 Recovery Curriculum  

Coronavirus Latest...

29th May 2020 Latest news on further re-opening


From Tuesday 2nd June - Friday 5th June  we will remain partially open for children of critical workers  and vulnerable pupils. From Monday 8th June will be extending our offer of school places for some pupils in Reception and will be reviewing our offer on a regular basis in the hope of extending our offer further when and if it is deemed safe to do so. 

Thank you again for your continued support and understanding at this time. 

Jayne Kyle

11th May 2020

In the Prime Minister’s address on Sunday 10th May in he stated that:

 “At the earliest by June 1 – after half term – we believe we may be in a position to begin the phased reopening of shops and to get primary pupils back into schools, in stages, beginning with reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Our ambition is that secondary pupils facing exams next year will get at least some time with their teachers before the holidays.”

 Currently, we  continue to offer places for vulnerable children and those of key workers but we understand that many other parents will want to know more about when their children will return to school. Schools across the country will also have heard this news for the first time on Sunday and over the course of the next week or two, we will be reviewing the detailed guidance government has said it will provide. We will then take any action required to open the school to the year groups identified in a safe way. When we are in a position to do so we will send you a parentmail message, provide information on our website and in our newsletter so that you will know exactly when the school will be able to once again offer a place for your  children.  In the meantime, it would be appreciated if parents could avoid contacting the school directly.

 Many thanks for your co-operation and understanding.

 Jayne Kyle


Welcome to Pilton Infants' School!

Our Vision

To treat everyone as valued learners and working in partnership with others, ensure success for all.

Welcome to our website which shows the special qualities that Pilton Infants' School offers. We hope it conveys the happy and secure atmosphere that the children are able to enjoy.We would like this website to present a face to the wider world and give it a place within the Global Community.

Although pictures and words cannot show exactly what our school is really like, hopefully it gives you some idea of our school ‘Family’ and just like a family album, helps you to share in some of the magic moments we experience every day.

Our passion for learning enables us to plan the most exciting, relevant and challenging experiences which enable children to think deeply about the world they live in and their influence on it.

We all have a real pride in our school and in our achievements. Have a look at the Children's pages for more photos and information about the learning that takes place here.

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FREE bedtime stories!

Mrs Ruddick has set up a channel with over 70 bedtime stories for children to listen to and enjoy.

A story is a great way to teach children vocabulary and concepts about the world as well as being fun and a good part of a bedtime routine. 

You can find the stories by searching for Stories n Stuff on Youtube or here:

Always supervise children when they access the internet.

Looking after our mental health

During this difficult time, we all experience ups and downs.   It can be boring, lonely and frustrating and we all have different ways of dealing with those feelings.

This website has some great advice on how to helping your child and support their mental health and well-being.  There are ideas, and tips on how to talk to them about what's happening.

Please also get in touch with the school if you are struggling, we can phone and chat with you and your child and advise you on where to go for further support.

Reading at home - Oxford Owl

This fantastic website is allowing free access to e-books - parents just need to register.  To get to the right colour book, follow the link, click on 'Level', then 'Book Bands' and then the colour you read.  If you're not sure, what colour to read, email your teacher.  You can also choose harder books and listen to them.  There are just a few of their titles in the pictures below.

How to talk to your children about coronavirus

Here's the link to the new book that's being published for children about the Coronavirus:…
There are links on the bottom to helplines and they're encouraging people to donate to:


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