The IPC Curriculum, implemented in September 2012, is taught in many schools throughout the world (mostly private schools) and has enabled us to create a more exciting and up to date global curriculum for our pupils.
We have been able to develop and link teaching through this curriculum to the National Curriculum thereby ensuring optimum and meaningful depth of learning can be achieved. Global and cultural links thread through every topic which prepares our pupils well for the world they will inhabit when they grow up. Pupils and teachers have embraced this curriculum with renewed excitement and motivation.
Our aim is to help the children to acquire and develop scientific knowledge, understanding and skills through a wide range of activities and topics following the areas of study outlined in the National Curriculum. We aim to lead the children to an understanding of the world in which they live. We encourage a “hands on” approach to Science so that children investigate, can make predications, test hypotheses and draw conclusions about areas studied
All children will experience a wide range of art, craft and design activities, which will enable them to develop and explore their own creative skills. Children will be encouraged to design and build structures using a variety of materials and equipment.
History and Geography
These subjects are taught in all year groups and the programme followed is in line with the National Curriculum programmes of study for these two subjects. We encourage an investigative approach through themed events and British History is taught through non fiction texts. Children are given the opportunity to study artefacts and primary and secondary sources of material. Children study the local area and areas in other countries as part of the geography syllabus.
Modern Foreign Language
Spanish will be taught in Key Stage 2, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, from September 2014.
IPC Parent Presentation
Please view the below powerpoint presentation for further information on the IPC curriculum which we teach at Our Lady of Lourdes.