Science

All Science at Godley is taught through an investigative and practical approach framed around an enquiry question. Scientific knowledge is developed throughout life at school by building on prior learning developing from basic understanding of a concept, to advancing and deep. 

In Foundation Stage, Science Investigations take place throughout the year to develop fundamental enquiry skills. 

Science is taught weekly and discreetly from Year 1 to Year 6. Cross-curricular links are encouraged to engage our pupils.

Scientific skills acquired are applicable across the curriculum and learning links are highlighted.

In addition to weekly Science lessons, Year 5 plan and deliver a two day Science Fair for all pupils and Year 5 parents to enjoy. 

In Key Stage 2, pupils have an opportunity to experience a laboratory and Science Challenges our local high school.

We have developed strong partnership with the high school and local science teachers working as a professional learning cluster to ensure our children have embedded skills to make them effective young Scientists.

Computing

Computing at Godley is embedded throughout school life to instil our pupils with the ability to safely communicate, express and create digitally.

In the Early Years computers and ipads are available in the continuous provision areas so the children can develop basic computing skills. 

At Godley we teach Computing discreetly each week from Year 1 to Year 6 based around the themes of E-Safety, coding, communicating, connecting and collecting. 

Computing knowledge develops throughout life at school by building on prior learning developing from basic understanding of a concept, to advancing and deep as well as keeping up to date current computing advances.

E-safety is a school priority included in our Computing Curriculum, Internet Safety Day and P.S.H.E. We promote e-safety at home through parent workshops and regular updated communication.

Technology is used throughout the curriculum for research, presentation and composition.

Pupil Digital Leaders take on a role of supporting staff and children with hardware and software management in school and are great learning mentors for children across school.