Godshill Primary School

At Godshill Primary School we strive to give our children the best. Through vibrant curriculum experiences, our aim is to ensure that our children are equipped with the skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding they need to excel and successfully navigate the ever-changing demands of their world.

We also undertake to ensure that our children have a spiritual and moral framework through which to understand the values on which civilised societies operate.

Throughout our challenging curriculum we promote:

  • High expectations
  • Learning skills such as self- confidence, application and thinking for ourselves
  • High quality products and outcomes
  • Meaningful and engaging curriculum experiences
  • Group and individual support
  • Opportunities for further personal investigation

At Godshill Primary School we follow the National Curriculum, but seek to educate more broadly and beyond its limits wherever possible.

Careful long and medium term planning by staff ensures that there is continuity and progression in the children's learning and that work is appropriately differentiated for their needs.

In Key Stage 1 the children use Phonic Play and letters and sounds linked to Collins Big Cat Song of Sounds. The reading scheme is Bug Club and Oxford Reading Tree with Collins Big Cat being introduced.

The government and OFSTED have introduced "Fundamental British Values" that all schools are required to teach. They are:

  • Mutual Respect and the Tolerance of those with different Faiths and Beliefs
  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty

We ensure that the above values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, SMSC and PHSE lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.

We also make considerable effort to ensure children have exposure to wide experiences beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, residential visits, visits abroad, working with mainland schools and through visiting speakers.

British Values Statement

For Planning, please click on the links below.

For further information, please see your child's class teacher