Curriculum links

The Château is an excellent location from which to explore and learn!

The Château du Baffy in Normandy is perfectly located for a range of curriculum rich excursions. Possible subject links can be found across Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 in a variety of subject areas.

KEY STAGE 2

PSHE

  • Building self-confidence
  • Working with others
  • Promoting understanding of different cultures
  • Preparing pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life

Foreign language

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • Engage in conversations
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words

Design and technology - cooking and nutrition

  • Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • Know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed

Art and design

  • To create sketch books to record their observations
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques

History

  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils chronological knowledge beyond 1066

SECONDARY SCHOOL

PSHE
  • Managing transition
  • Team work and leadership skills
  • Promoting understanding of different cultures
  • Learning about different business environments

Language

  • Develop and use a wide-ranging and deepening vocabulary 
  • Listen to a variety of forms of spoken language to obtain information and respond appropriately
  • Initiate and develop conversations, coping with unfamiliar language and unexpected responses, making use of important social conventions such as formal modes of address
  • Speak coherently and confidently, with increasingly accurate pronunciation and intonation

History

  • History - D-Day and history as part of ‘the Second World War and the wartime leadership of Winston Churchill’
  • Norman Conquest
  • Christendom, the importance of religion

Geography

  • Management for tourism
  • Physical geography i.e. coastal features
  • Farming and rural study
  • Urban study
  • Tourism management (castle, markets etc.)

RS

  • Observe and understand varied examples of religions
  • Understand the challenges of commitment to a community of faith or belief

Food Technology

  • Design: use research and exploration, such as the study of different cultures
  • Make: select from and use a wider, more complex range of materials, components and ingredients
  • Evaluate: analyse the work of past and present professionals

Art & Design

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sources in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures that inform their creative intentions
  • Develop and apply relevant skills to communicate personal ideas, meanings and response
  • Reflect critically and record their reflective analysis
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding through practical application of skills to realise personal intentions
  • Understand how sources inspire the development of ideas

You can view how different itineraries relate to areas of the curriculum on our learning links pages found on each tour.