International Primary Curriculum
What is IPC?
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 3-12 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning.
Each IPC unit has a clear learning cycle as shown below. Both the Entry Point & the Exit Point are the perfect opportunity to engage parents in their children’s learning for the term.
- A philosophy (what we believe)
- A pedagogy (an approach to teaching and learning)
- A process (which honours how children learn best in this age group)
Our philosophy, pedagogy and process are aimed at improving children’s learning.
The main I.P.C. Programme is made up from 3 mileposts.
- Milepost 1 is taught in years 1 & 2
- Milepost 2 is taught in Years 3 & 4
- Milepost 3 is taught in Years 5 & 6
Each year group has a carefully planned learning journey to ensure that your child encounters the entire National Curriculum as well as engaging in activities that with promote life & social skills needed in later life.
Enquiry, Communication, Thoughtfulness, Adaptability, Cooperation, Resilience, Respect & Morality are the main personal qualities I.P.C. promotes.
The I.P.C. curriculum helps our children to develop their International Mindedness.
This means they are:
- developing a good sense of identity
- are open-minded and adaptable
- respectful of other cultures and beliefs
- are aware of and celebrates similarity and diversity
- are a good communicator
- are respectful of the ideas and opinions of others
- taking an interest in global issues