Ringwood Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 8JH


Bransgore Church Of England Primary School

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Bransgore Curriculum coverage by Subject






Our curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information.

  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.

  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage.

  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.

  • Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas

  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate. Click here to find out more.

ReadWriteInc is our literacy programme for teaching children how to read and write as well as develop their speaking and listening, comprehension, grammar, punctuation and spelling skills. It is introduced to children in Foundation and continues into Key Stage 1. The majority of children will have completed this programme by the end of the autumn term in Year 2.

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Click here to see the National Curriculum programme of study for English


Our curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:


At Bransgore Primary School, we teach science through ‘Big Questions’ which allows the children to make links and connections between the science that they study throughout their time at school, building a rich body of knowledge. Science is taught using an approach where the children are encouraged to use the substantive knowledge they acquire during their learning to develop their own scientific questions and use their disciplinary knowledge to help them collect and evaluate scientific evidence to help them answer these. In the Early Years we use our big ‘Why’ book and ask the children what they want to find out then give them the resources to try and find out the answers through exploration and investigation. In Key Stage 1, the topics are used to generate scientific questions and investigation. The children are encouraged to answer these in different ways:

  • Experiencing and exploring the world around them

  • Asking questions based on the exploration

  • Considering how they could find the answers to their questions

  • Collecting evidence to answer the questions

  • Explaining their findings

In Key Stage 2 the children’s scientific knowledge of the world is broadened further by exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about everyday phenomena and the relationships between living things and familiar environments. They also start conducting a range of different types of scientific enquiries: 

  • Observing changes over time

  • Seeking patterns

  • Identifying, classifying and grouping things

  • Researching using secondary sources

  • Comparative and fair testing


Click here to see the the Bransgore Science Curriculum Road Map

Click here to see the National Curriculum programme of study for Science