Learning together to be the best that we can be!

Our Intent

At Powerstock we provide an exciting set of learning experiences which gives all our children the essential knowledge and the skills for learning and ultimately working in our constantly changing 21st century.  The curriculum is delivered in a environment of whole school active wellbeing, where healthy choices are at the heart of our “ready for learning” culture.

The core subjects of Mathematics and English are taught in the mornings, but are creatively linked to all the other subjects we teach through our termly topics.  Our teaching staff is committed, knowledgeable and committed to enabling the best outcomes for each child.

Please see Intent, Implementation and impact statements for each subject below:


Please see individual statements for this but in general, we are a very small school but we are lucky to have Reception, KS1 and KS2 spread over three small classes.  We have a wonderful teaching teach of dedicated, experienced teachers who all have their areas of expertise.  We ensure that each subject receives equal attention and focus and plan together as a team to ensure that children experience a wide and interesting curriculum across the school.


Our children make good progress from their individual starting points.  This may be in line with expected age related expectations laid down by the DfE or with our own school tracking system.  This means that through our individualised learning approach, children learn to read, write and get started with maths to the best of their ability.  This year 100% of our Reception children will achieve their Early Learning Goals!  In maths, most children across the school are in line or exceeding national progress data.  Our reading and writing is also improving as a result of focus through our school development plan and we are pleased to see an increase in progress and attainment in each class.

Our tracking system shows how children make progress developmentally and achieve many aims that aren’t recognised by government data but are so important towards preparation for next steps!  These measures include resilience, independence, responsibility and really capture the attributes needed to become well rounded and robust to face the challenges of the 21st century!


Reading Intent Implementation Impact



Writing Intent Implementation Impact

Writing Progression Map


Phonics Progression


Maths Progression Map

Religious education:

Religious Education Intent Implementation Impact

KS 2 Religious Education 

KS1 Religious Education


Science Intent Implementation Impact


Music Intent Implementation Impact Statement

Early Years Foundation Stage:

EYFS Intent Implementation Impact Statement

Key Stage 1

Please follow the link below to see what we do each year for the children in Key Stage one:

Burton Class Long Term Planning Autumn 2020

Down in the jungle plan 2020 

The Seaside topic 2019

Burton Long term Plan 2019

Key Stage 2

Please follow the link below to see what we do each year for the children in Key Stage two:

Our Two year rolling overview is available here:

Long term plan Key Stage Two 2019/20

Going Places SeatownTopic Autumn 2020

Going Places Cogden Topic Autumn 2020


Romans Topic Cogden Class Spring 2020

The clash of 2 cultures Romans Topic Spring 2020

Stone Age Topic Cogden Class Autumn 19/20

Stone Age Topic Seatown Class Autumn 19/20

 Jurassic Coast topic Seatown Class Summer 2019

Jurassic Coast Topic Cogden Class Summer 2019


Topic overview Cogden Spring 2018

Topic overview Seatown Autumn 2017

Topic Overview Seatown Spring 2018

Topic overview Seatown Summer 2018

Class structure

We have three mixed year group classes in our small school:

Burton class (Rec, Y1 and Y2) with Mrs Oxenbury and Mrs Greenham
Cogden class (Y3 and Y4) with Mrs Seal and Mrs Greenham
Seatown class (Y5 and Y6) with Mrs Cleden


For more information please contact us: t: 01308 485380 e: office@powerstock.dorset.sch.uk