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Curriculum Overview

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.

If you would like to find out about the curriculum and topics in each class, please visit the class pages.

Below the curriculum statements, you will find information about our music provision and RE provision, as well as useful hints and tips for various subjects (these are added to regularly).


Here you will find the PPTs and song music so you can practise with your song sheets ready for the Biosphere Big Sing concert on Friday 20th May.



One World


Protect Our Island


Recycling Rumba


Tidy up the Beach



A huge thanks to Martyn Stroud for producing this video of last year’s Year 3 pupils whole class brass music, as well as some Y5 pupils. Well done to all!

Curriculum statements

(please click on the pictures or PDF links to read the documents in full)

Whole Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact


English Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact








Mathematics Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact



Science Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact


RSE and PSHE Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 








RE Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 








DT Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 









Music Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 









History Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact


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).

Schools are currently using Living Difference III, and Living Difference IV is required to be in place in September 2022. Our staff are undergoing training and curriculum plans are in the process of being 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:

Living Difference IV – The Agreed Syllabus for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton

Living Difference III – December 2016

Living Difference HIAS website



Peripatetic music lessons

Wight Music Tuition is now the service provider for Music at Brighstone Primary school. At Wight Music Tuition, we care about all children’s educational needs in Music and will deliver a high quality affordable service.

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 Lessons will continue to take place in school (as was the case before the Covid pandemic). On behalf of all WMT members we are looking forward to teaching in schools again.

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

Year 3 and Year 4 currently 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

Year 4 – 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.

Useful documents

10 Tips on Hearing Your Child Read, with Questions to Ask

10 Tips on Helping Your Child Become a Keen Writer




PSHE, Relationships and Sex Education Policy – Parent Consultation

Letter to parents about PSHE and RSE consultation 24.6.20

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Parent Survey – Feedback

“Brighstone School is an excellent school. Very happy with the progress my child is making”

“My child has come on in leaps and bounds and has massively surprised me. I am very happy.”

Thanks to all parents who took part in our recent Parent Questionnaire. We are proud to report that 100% of parents who responded said that their child is happy and feels safe at our school. The responses this year also show an overall improvement in the school’s performance in meeting particular pupils’ needs, supporting learning, receiving information about progress and dealing with bullying – and it was great to see that you feel we are good at keeping you well informed.

Our thanks to all parents who completed the questionnaire.