Godinton Primary School

Curriculum Overview

 

At Godinton, we take our children on a 'Learning Adventure', an exciting thematic based curriculum which offers a breadth of engaging learning experiences.

For the majority of the foundation subjects we take opportunities to combine areas of learning to ensure knowledge and skills are firmly embedded. This means, for example, we might combine the letter writing skills taught in English using the stimuli of writing a letter from the point of view of an evacuee when studying the Second World War. Our children are clear on the area of the curriculum being taught and the skills and knowledge associated with each.

Where meaningful links are not possible, the subject is taught discretely to provide the best learning opportunities for the children.

Our Guiding Stars  - Our Golden Thread

Our Guiding Stars are the life skills that we want our children to master in order to be successful in their learning. These Guiding Stars are the golden thread that guide our children through their Learning Adventures and Creative Adventures and develop the children’s abilities to work with others, achieve their personal best and aim high in all areas. They encourage our children to be active learners, to think creatively and to develop resilience if they should find something tricky. Our Guiding Stars are derived from our School Values which set the overall ethos for our school.

In all their lessons, our Guiding Stars help the children to be successful. Certain lessons will require certain skills from our Guiding Stars to be utilised and the children are supported in how they can use the skills required to maximum effect. The children learn how each of the Guiding Stars look in practice within their learning.

In addition to this, each subject area of our curriculum is an ambassador, a leading light, for a particular Guiding Star. The curriculum content helps to develop a greater understanding of each particular Guiding Star:

English (Reading, Writing and Phonics) the leading light subject for Communication,

Maths the leading light subject for Problem-Solving,

Computing, the leading light subject for Independence,

Science, the leading light subject for Perseverance,

Art, Music and Design Technology, the leading light subjects for Creative Thinking,

History, the leading light subject for Motivation,

Geography the leading light subject for Risk-Taking,

RE and PSHE, the leading light subjects for Self-Confidence,

PE, the leading light subject for Personal Best

and Forest Schools, is the leading light subject for Teamwork.

 

Being guided by these important life skills will assist our children in all aspects of their learning and will equip them with an essential toolkit that they will be able to apply in a wide range of contexts.

Click on the document link below to find out more about our Guiding Stars curriculum.

 

Come on a 'Learning Adventure' with us by clicking on the relevant year group link below to find out more about where the journey will take us.

 

 

 

To find out more about our curriculum, click on the subject icons below to take you to subject specific webpages where you can find out more about the Godinton Primary School curriculum.

 

 

Reading & Phonics

Reading & Phonics

Writing

Writing

Maths

Maths

Science

Science

History

History

Geography

Geography

Art

Art

Computing

Computing

P.E (Physical Education)

P.E (Physical Education)

Music

Music

R.E (ReligiousEducation)

R.E (ReligiousEducation)

Design Technology

Design Technology

Forest School

Forest School

PSHE (personal, social and health education) and R.S.E (relationship and sex education)

PSHE (personal, social and health education) and R.S.E (relationship and sex education)

EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)