At Godley Community Primary Academy we provide the children with a rich and broad curriculum where all pupils can learn and achieve.
We take a thematic and creative approach to the curriculum encompassing skills and knowledge through scientific investigations, creative arts and historical and geographical enquiry as well as English and Maths.
Each year we keep a fresh and current curriculum by changing our themes and teaching from the children's interests. Children have enjoyed 'Footprints from the Past', 'Heroes and Villians, 'Out of this World' and 'All the Fun at the Fair!' Our themes all begin with a bang; where the children enjoy an exciting WOW moment to stimulate learning and curiosity!
Our creative curriculum is enhanced by visits, visitors and special events throughout the year. These have included trips to Quarry Bank Mill, Reddish Vale Farm, The Chestnut Centre and Robin Wood.
We also have an annual arts week which raises the profile of the creative arts and gives the children opportunities to expand their learning experiences. We have had a giant planetarium, vintage cars, fashion shows and real life donkeys! All the children thoroughly enjoyed this week.
We love Computing here at Godley and have a range of touch screen computers, laptops, iPads, iPods, storyphones and much more for the children to use in their Computing lessons and for cross-curricular learning. We have also embraced the new Computing curriculum and children across school have been learning how to program. We have digital leaders to help with using IT across the school. Take a look at Year 5's Viking trailer.
Godley is a healthy school and believes that children should be educated on how to stay safe and healthy inside and outside of school. This is embedded into our curriculum and school life throughout the year as well as during our 'Healthy Week' where we encourage children, parents, families and friends to join 'Freddy Fit' for a fitness work out. The children love healthy week and it really motivates them to keep a healthy lifestyle.
Godley embraces the concept of Building Learning Power and has developed key behaviours with children across school to help them become independent and collaborative learners. These skills include perseverance, collaboration, questioning and making links between ideas. We believe this approach empowers happy children to make a positive contribution to society, achieve economic well being and become effective lifelong learners.
At Godley we provide homework which helps children to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for successful lifelong learning.
Homework also supports the development of independent learning skills and provides parents with an opportunity to take part in their child’s education. English and maths skills burst homework are sent out each week to children throughout school plus a thematic project for the children to complete at home.
The children are encouraged to practise their reading on a daily basis.
Teachers take pride in ensuring that all children are challenged and achieve their full potential. Daily assessment for learning techniques such as observation, self assessment and scrutiny of work, enables the teachers to provide personalised provision for the children and make timely interventions so all children make good progress.
Summative assessment (formal assessments and tests) are also used to support teachers professional decisions on academic attainment and age related expectation (ARE).