International Primary Curriculum
We have a strong belief in developing children who are academically, socially, spiritually, emotionally and physically ready for the challenges of the world ahead of them. For this pupose we follow the principles and beliefs of the International Primary Curriculum. We feel that childrens learning must be based on their current and future personal needs, their future career needs and the needs of society of which they will become active citizens. The International Primary Curriculum is designed to be project based. It allows us to ensure our children access a curriculum which is skills and knowledge based. Our curriculum overview fully meets the requirements of the curriculum for September 2014.
The prinicples behind the IPC fully. This means we follow a very specific cycle of learning. As follows:-
Entry point activity
The entry point activity is used to engage and excite the children from the start. This usually is lead via a visit out of school or a visitor into school. This can last for upto 1 week.
The knowledge harvest
The knowledge harvest takes the form of very specific activities. The knowledge harvest is an opportunity for the children to demonstrate what they already know, thus giving the teacher a clear platform of which to build.
The big picture
The big picture gives the teacher the knowledge and the tools in which to teach. It provides them with the background information of what the children need to ensure their learning needs are fully met.
The research activities encourage the children to use a variety of learning styles and methods. The children may work indepentantally, collaboratively in small groups or even as a whole class. The type of research activity will depend on the desired learning intention.
When recording activities take place, the children take this opportunity to interpret work they have researched and explain it in ways which meets their learning styles.
Exit point activity
The exit point activity is designed in such a way that the children are able to celebrate their learning. This may be for example;- if the children are studying the topic 'fashion' the exit point activity may be a catwalk show.
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