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International Primary Curriculum

We are very excited to be using the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) to support our teaching of the National Curriculum.

The IPC is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for personal learning and for international mindedness. The IPC is now the curriculum choice of international and national schools in over 1,800 schools in over 90 countries around the world.

If you would like to find out more about the IPC please click the link below.

Each IPC unit incorporates a range of the different subjects. Organising units around a theme helps children helps children to see ‘the big picture’ of their learning and make connections through and across different subjects.

The whole school started the term with the ‘Brainwaves’ Unit and will now be moving on to:

Foundation Stage: ‘This is Me’

We learn and play together, supporting one another as we explore and experience new things every day. We have lots in common, but there are also lots of things about ourselves that make us special. Together, we are going to be learning about ourselves and each other and celebrating what we have learned with our families.

Year 1: ‘A Day In The Life’- Things people do

It can be fun to imagine what we want to do when we grow up. The world is full of lots of different and exciting jobs. But we should remember to celebrate the things we can do now- the hobbies and interests we enjoy and the learning we do at school to help us achieve our goals.

Year 2: ‘People Of The Past’- Significant People

History is one big story, filled with important people who did many great things – scientists, rulers, artists, writers, explorers. By learning about these people and what they did, we can find out more about the qualities that make someone great.

Year 3: ‘Scavengers and Settlers’- Early Man to the Iron Age

Humans are special. Unlike other animals, we can adapt and learn new skills in order to survive, which is exactly what our ancestors did in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.

Year 4: ‘Gateways To The World’- Airports

Everyday millions of people take to the skies, making journeys in airplanes. Air travel helps to connect people around the world.

Year 5: ‘Being Human’- Humans and other animals

Your body is designed to help you to breathe, move, eat, respond, reproduce and live. But how do the different parts of your body function and how are humans different from other animals? Let’s find out.

Year 6: ‘Champions For Change’- Rulers and governments

One day, you should have the right to vote – to decide who will lead your country. What will you do with your vote? Which party or leader would you choose? What issues would get your attention? Politics is about taking an active role and interest in the future, to improve our lives and those of others.