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IPC

The International Primary Curriculum

 

Why the IPC?

At Denbigh Primary School, we are part of a learning community of schools across the world which uses IPC as their planned curriculum. Children’s learning is the central purpose of everything connected with the IPC. Children’s learning will respond to their current and future personal needs, their future career needs and the needs of the varied societies and cultural groups in which they are likely to play a part. The National Curriculum and EYFS curriculum requirements have been linked closely to the IPC units to ensure that we are fulfilling and exceeding national expectations.


This unique curriculum has a strong element of internationalism built into learning. By adopting the IPC, we are central to a learning global community. The elements of the International Dimension encourage our children to:-

 

  • Recognise their own culture and have a sense of identity
  • Be open-minded
  • Be respectful of other cultures and beliefs (be sensitive to other cultures and beliefs)
  • Be aware of and be able to celebrate diversity AND commonality
  • Have respect for and value other people and their ideas and opinions
  • Be able to communicate (have good interpersonal skills)
  • Be adaptable
  • Be aware of and have an interest in global issue
     

What does the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) cover?
The table below shows the subjects for which there are learning goals in the National Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum.

 

NATIONAL CURRICULUM

IPC

Programmes of study

Subject goals

Art and Design

Art

Geography

Geography

History

History

Computing

Computing

English

Language Arts

Modern Foreign Languages

Additional Language

Mathematics

Mathematics

Music

Music

PE

PE

Science

Science

Design and technology

Technology

 

Citizenship (NB KS1 & KS2 non statutory guidelines only)

Society

Other non-statutory guidelines

Other goals

PSHE

Personal

Statement of values

International

 

 

During each phase pupils will study a variety of units each usually lasting for a half term, but occasionally a whole term. Each unit has a major subject focus e.g. History and covers other subjects to a lesser degree. At Denbigh we have selected Units for each phase that give pupils an exciting variety of themes, whilst ensuring full coverage in each subject by the end of that phase. To find out what the pupils have learnt and are going to learn please refer to the table below:

 

IPC Long Term Plan 2016/17

 

 

Year

Autumn Term

(14 weeks approx)

Spring Term

(11 weeks approx)

Summer Term

(13 weeks approx)

Milepost 1

1

The Circus is Coming to Town –

8 weeks

Flowers and Insects – 7 weeks

Hooray...Let’s Go On Holiday –

8 weeks

Time Travellers – 5 weeks

Live and Let Live – 3 weeks

What’s it Made Of? – 3 weeks

 

Look and Listen – 3 weeks

 

2

From A to B – 9 weeks

People of the Past – 5 weeks

The Magic Toymaker –

7 weeks

It’s Shocking – 3 weeks

Super Humans – 3 weeks

Freeze it – 3 weeks

 

Push Me, Pull You – 3 weeks

 

Milepost 2

3

Scavengers and Settlers –

11 weeks

Active Planet – 8  weeks

Gateways to the World –

6 weeks

Bright Sparks – 3 weeks

Shake it – 3 weeks

Material World – 3 weeks

4

Chocolate – 8 weeks

How Humans Work – 5 weeks

Living Together – 7 weeks

Feel The Force – 3 weeks

Temples, Tombs and Treasures –

7 weeks

Saving Our World – 7 weeks

Milepost 3

5

The Great, The Bold and the Brave – 8 weeks

Fairgrounds – 12 weeks

Making New Materials –

6 weeks

Roots, Shoots and Fruits – 3 weeks

Space Explorers – 7 weeks

6

The Time Tunnel – 6 weeks

Extreme Survivors – 5 weeks

Moving People – 6 weeks

Being Human – 4 weeks

Water for Everyone – 4 weeks

The Holiday Show – 6 weeks

 

 

 

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