Our Intent, Implementation and Impact:
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. We know that our curriculum needs to have the right Intent, Implementation and Impact to make it truly valid.
The ‘essentials’ of Mathematics and English are taught in the morning, but are creatively linked to all the other subjects we teach through our termly themes such as ‘Field to Plate’ where our food comes from and what we do with it! Underpinning everything we teach and help the children learn, are our universal themes of:
‘Fledgling’ – Children need to be independent and capable of initiating and following through their own ideas. We are proud to be a UNICEF RRS school where pupils learn about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships.
‘Out and about’ – Powerstock school is proud of its unique setting and the beautiful countryside. Learning outside and what on our ‘doorstep’ is important to us.
‘Windows on the world’ – As a small rural school, learning about life all for others is important whether it is in London or Kenya. Our Cogden teacher Mrs Seal is travelling to Kenya in May 2020 with a teacher returning to work here as well – there will be so many opportunities for the children to broaden their learning there!
Religious education is taught each week across the school and is based on the following curriculum plans:
Key Stage 1
Please follow the link below to see what we do each year for the children in Key Stage one:
In KS1 we use the Phonics Bug programme and Oxford Reading Tree to help our early readers.
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:
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
Some children are often taught outside their ‘home’ class as we prefer to teach to a child’s ability rather than simply their chronological age. All classes have less than 25 pupils.