Page - Curriculum
We believe that every day should be used to the full and we want every child to be challenged and keen to learn. In our fast changing society, we recognise the need to teach the children how to learn. All year groups follow the International Primary Curriculum. We want the children to strive for excellence in every aspect of our child-centred curriculum which is wide, balanced and cohesive. We want the children to think for themselves, exercise their imaginations and have fun.
The Foundation Stage
In the Foundation Stage learning is organized into six areas:
– personal, social and emotional development
– communication, language and literacy
– mathematical development
– knowledge and understanding of the world
– physical development
– creative development
Our youngest children work towards ‘Early Learning Goals’ in each of these areas. They are assessed against these goals by the teacher on entry and again at the end of their first year in school and the parents are involved throughout the year in setting appropriate targets to ensure their continued progress. Reception children work on many activities through the day, some adult directed, some independent. They have a daily Literacy lesson and Mathematics lesson to prepare them for the next stage. Much of the learning takes place outside.
Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2
The National Curriculum is divided into ‘Key Stages’. Key Stage 1 and 2 are taught in the primary school. (Key Stage 3 is followed by 11-14 year olds in their secondary school). Key Stage 1 is followed by the Year 1/2 children and Key Stage 2 by the Juniors, Years 3-6. We ensure that there is a smooth transition between each of the three stages.
Click the links below to find out what we are studying in each Year Group.
Click to find out more about how we teach each subject and follow some links to help you:
A Cross-Curricular Approach –
While English and Maths are mostly taught as separate subjects every day and most of the other subjects are taught in a cross-curricular way through the IPC. Different aspects of subjects are grouped around a theme which we know the children will enjoy and inspire their interest. Where possible links between IPC and English and Maths are made.
Over the course of several weeks the children are expected to take part in knowledge harvests, research, and completing various tasks independently as well as participate in several focus group sessions led by both Teachers and Teaching Assistants on subjects related to the theme. This approach has many advantages: it fosters independence and allows the children to take control of their learning; it teaches time management; it allows children to pursue their own interests; it gives the teachers an in depth knowledge of every child in all aspects of the curriculum.
Our feedback from the children about IPC is very positive:
They love it!
Please use the links below to find further resources in each of the subject areas.