Welcome to our Curriculum page. Here you will find information about our curriculum at Brighstone. Each subject has an intent, implementation and impact statement (see below). These tell you how each subject is taught at Brighstone, and what our intended impact is. It also includes information about how each subject links with the EYFS curriculum. Most subjects are taught on a 2-year rolling programme.
If you would like to find out about the curriculum and topics in each class, please visit the class pages. For further information, you can also contact the school office or, if you are currently a pupil or parent at the school, you can contact each class teacher via their class email address.
On this page, you will also find information about our music provision and RE provision.
(please click on the pictures or PDF links to read the documents in full)
Read Write Inc
We use Read Write Inc as our systematic synthetic phonics programme. Here, you will find guidance and links to useful websites:
RSE and PSHE
Living Difference IV: The Agreed Syllabus for religious education (RE) in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton
Living Difference IV is the legal document to be followed for the teaching of religious education in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton schools.
Living Difference IV, rather than being a precise prescription, offers a set of principles for teachers to make their curriculum to ensure religious education is open to the plurality of ways in which people live in our local, national and international communities.
Living Difference IV describes an approach for teaching, seeking to explain the educational value not only of children engaging with new material intellectually, but also of them becoming better able to discern what is desirable for their own lives, and with others, for the world.
Living Difference IV seeks to introduce children and young people to what a religious way of looking at, and existing in, the world may offer in leading one’s life, individually and collectively.
It recognises and acknowledges that the question as to what it means to lead one’s life with such an orientation can be answered in a number of qualitatively different ways.
These include the idea that:
– to live a religious life means to subscribe to certain propositional beliefs (religion as truth)
– to live a religious life means to adhere to certain practices (religion as practice)
– to live a religious life is characterised by a particular way of being in and with the world: with a particular kind of awareness of, and faith in, the world and in other human beings (religion as existence).
Living Difference IV recognises the link between religious education and rights respecting education (RRE).
Living Difference IV is now in place. Our staff have undergone training and curriculum plans have been created to be in line with this updated syllabus.
Please click on the links below to access the Living Difference syllabus documents as well as the Living Difference website:
Design and Technology
Modern Foreign Languages
How EYFS links to the curriculum
Peripatetic music lessons
WMT has now taken over the invoicing and full service. The advantage of this is that you can liaise directly with tutors and our business administrator/manager. Lesson plans/tuition videos can be sent directly to parents and any queries you may have can be answered quickly.
10x Group lessons (20mins) = £80
10x individual lessons (20mins) = £122
To sign up for music lessons please apply at www.iwmt.org.uk Lessons take place in school.
If you would like an informal chat with Caroline, please feel free to phone or email as follows:
Caroline Hales – 07785778222
First Access Music Lessons
KS2 children have the opportunity to take part in whole class First Access music lessons through Wight Music Tuition, as part of the school’s music curriculum.
Year 3 – Brass lessons with Mr Stroud
Various KS2 year groups – Ukulele lessons with Mrs Jackaman
Mr Stroud has also created some videos for the Y3 children that they can use to keep practising at home! These are available on the Y3/4 class page.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office.
PSHE, Relationships and Sex Education Policy – Parent Consultation
STOP PRESS – BIOSPHERE BIG SING!
The children had a fantastic time at the Biosphere Big Sing concert on Friday 20th May 2022. Here you will find the PPTs and song music so you can carry on singing the songs!
A huge thanks to Martyn Stroud for producing this video of some whole class and individual brass music. Well done to all!