Core Subjects


We use the Inspire Maths Scheme. Inspire Maths is the UK edition of Singapore’s leading maths series and is the only mastery textbook programme proven to raise standards in the UK.
Selected as a high-quality textbook programme by the DfE and NCETM for the national Maths Hubs textbook project, Inspire Maths provides everything you need to support a mastery approach and meet the higher expectations of the National Curriculum.

Follow the link below to see an overview of subjects taught in each year group.

IM Unit Overview


English is a core subject and is at the heart of our curriculum. Each project covers a range of reading and writing genres and, where appropriate, links to other areas of the curriculum. Spoken language is promoted throughout the curriculum and across all subjects. Spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation are promoted throughout all writing opportunities, with each year group following a specific programme.

Follow the link to see our English genre map for each year group.


Science is fully covered throughout the curriculum. Some projects have a science focus, and others will have less of a scientific emphasis. Scientific enquiry is also delivered through the Cornerstones Love to Investigate scheme.

Follow the link to see our Science coverage map.


Religious Education 



RE is a statutory part of the curriculum and a core subject.  We follow the locally agreed syllabus, using Understanding Christianity and Discovery RE.   The principal aim of RE in Dorset is to engage pupils in enquiring into big questions arising from the study of religion, belief, philosophy and ethics. In so doing Religious Education will support pupils’ own personal moral, philosophical, ethical and spiritual development and promote respect for others.

By addressing big questions, Understanding Christianity encourages pupils to explore core Bible texts, examine the impact for Christians and consider possible implications. Each unit incorporates the three elements:

·         Making sense of the text – Developing skills of reading and interpretation; understanding how Christians interpret, handle and use biblical texts; making sense of the meanings of texts for Christians

·         Understanding the impact – Examining ways in which Christians respond to biblical texts and teachings, and how they put their beliefs into action in diverse ways within the Christian community and in the world

·         Making connections – Evaluating, reflecting on and connecting the texts and concepts studied, and discerning possible connections between these and pupils’ own lives and ways of understanding the world.

RE Policy

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