History

Throughout school History is linked to our whole school themes and quality key texts when appropriate. Learning is driven by a challenging enquiry question. 

Enquiry questions provoke curiosity about the past and facilitate the development of key Historical skills and acquisition of knowledge. 

At the end of each study unit, the children respond to the enquiry question drawing upon all that they have learnt demonstrating the ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past. This provides a good platform for deeper learning. 

We believe that building on prior knowledge is essential for learning and our History approach encompasses this with the children making links to previous learning to deepen understanding of their current topic. 

Geography

At Godley, children develop a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.

Geography topics across school are linked to whole school themes and high quality texts when appropriate.  Learning is driven by a challenging enquiry question.

Enquiry questions facilitate the development of key Geographical skills and the acquisition of knowledge and vocabulary. High quality fieldwork utilised frequently provides many opportunities for outdoor learning and makes Geography real. Children are encouraged to develop their viewpoints using the knowledge and understanding they have about current issues in society and the environment.

At the end of each study unit, the children respond to the question drawing upon all that they have learnt and this provides a good platform for deeper learning. 

Geography Learning Journey

MFL - French

At Godley children are encouraged to have a passion for the French language and a strong awareness of the culture of France and other countries where French is spoken.  

Many opportunities are provided for the oral rehearsal of French words and phrases to develop children’s speaking skills so they can speak with good intonation and pronunciation.  

Children throughout the school enjoy singing songs and playing games in French, and where appropriate, links to French and relevant countries are made through other curriculum subjects.

More formal teaching of MFL takes place in Years 5 and 6.  In the summer term of Year 6 children take part in an in-depth study in preparation for KS3.

 

RE

In RE children explore a wide range of different religions and develop a strong understanding of how the beliefs, values, practices and ways of life cohere together. 

Children are encouraged to ask significant and reflective questions which demonstrate an understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and value of religion. In our upper years, we ask children to engage with a range of ultimate questions about the meaning and significance of existence.

Children throughout the school use a range of religious objects and engage with music, arts and architecture to fully immerse them in the everyday practices of different religions.