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    IPC - Science, Humanities and DT

    The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 3-11 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning.

    The key subjects within the IPC are Science, Humanities and Art/technology. All our pupils have access to a weekly Cooking/Food Technology lessons, which focuses on learning about a balanced diet and incorporates the preparation of simple dishes, with the support of visual recipes.

    We ensure that our whole curriculum, including Literacy and Numeracy, embraces the exciting range of contemporary topics within the IPC. Meaningful and obvious connections between concepts in different subject areas contribute to effective learning. Hence, as a part of our 'Earth, Our Home' topic, pupils may explore local trees, sort big and small woodland animals by size, make bird boxes using simple visual instructions, dress up as Percy the Park Keeper in the outdoor classroom and learn how to carefully, with support, prepare a cup of hot chocolate! 

    The IPC's topics are designed for specific age-group "Mileposts" within mainstream schools, so in order to cater for the Avenue's mixed-age, ability-based classes, the units are adapted and streamlined by class teachers.

    Classes are grouped according to their Mileposts so that teachers and TAs can group-plan resources and activities as well as coordinate the multi-class events that are so vital to the IPC.

    Each topic opens with an Entry Point and finishes with an Exit Point, and these events focus on exciting and engaging pupils about the topic as well as celebrating the diverse way in which each class approaches the same topic. Many entry points emphasise the Science/Humanities aspect of the curriculum, for example, in our 'Time Travellers' topic, pupils from different classes came together for a dinosaur dig and as part of the 'Fashion' topic, pupils made garments using a range of materials and put on a fashion show!

    More information can be found the Fieldwork Education IPC website.

    International Primary Curriculum