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International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

At Byron we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) to ensure coverage of the New National Curriculum for subjects including; Art, DT, Geography, History, Music, Science, International Mindedness and Computer Science. The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is an internationally-minded, thematic, cross-curricular and rigorous teaching structure used in over 85 countries. It nurtures a love of learning and encourages the necessary key skills and personal qualities that our children will need as they move on to secondary school and the world of work. The IPC learning focuses on a broad balance of Knowledge, Skills and Understanding through linked learning opportunities. Where ever possible IPC involves use of the outside learning environment to support the learning in each unit. This links to our policy for Learning Outside the Classroom. Literacy is taught discretely and through linked work as part of the IPC theme. We find this enhances and secures key literacy skills in a range of contexts and experiences. Below you will find an overview of the unit themes that will be covered in each Year Group.

 

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

MILEPOST 1

Year 1

Brainwave/ How are you? /Say cheese!

The Circus is in town

Time Travellers

Forces

Buildings

Flowers and
Insects

Hooray…
let’s go on holiday

Year 2

Brainwave/ You are what you eat

People from the past

Water World

From A – B

Toymaker

Superhuman

MILEPOST 2

Year 3

Brainwave/Paintings, Portraits and Photographs

Digital Gamers

How do humans work?

Bright Sparks

Different People, Similar Lives

Scavengers & Settlers/Feel the Force

Year 4

Brainwave/Temples, tombs and treasures

Shake it

Living together

Turn it up

Saving the World

MILEPOST 3

Year 5

Brainwave/The Great, the Bold and the Brave

Bake it!

 

Weather and Climate

 

Look, hear

Space Explorers

They see the world like this

Year 6

Brainwave/AD 900

Fit for Life

Full Power

Out of Africa

SATs/ What a wonderful world

What a wonderful world

 

*All of the topics listed above contain learning involving Spiritual, Social, moral & cultural elements

Helping your child with their Learning

The IPC is very keen to involve parents in their child's learning. Click here to find a copy of the IPC letter to parents from our IPC Subject Leader. Click here to find a presentation for parents about the IPC.

Here is some guidance from the IPC of things that you can do with your child.

  1. Things that you can say to your child that will make all the difference.
  2. The ten things you can say to your child that will make a difference.
  3. The ten things you can do with your child to help them develop an understanding of who they are and their place in the world.