Cross-curricular topic lessons incorporate science, history, geography, art and drama, which are taught through exciting and stimulating sessions from the ‘International Primary Curriculum’. As part of the children’s learning, we get out and about for practical, hands-on ‘Outdoor Exploring’ sessions in our extensive grounds.
The units within the IPC are exciting and relevant to the children's lives, yet the rigour of each specific subject is still present. Each unit starts with an enticing 'wow' entry point, before the children explore the big themes and share their prior knowledge. The children then visit the topic through each subject lens, being scientists, then geographers, then historians and so on. Each unit comes to an end with a fabulous exit point, during which the pupils share their learning and experiences with their peers or parents.
The IPC captures the imagination of all the pupils and ensures school is exciting and stimulating. Whilst the academic subjects are still taught separately, the IPC highlights both their independence and interdependence. This results in meaningful, deep learning where the children explore a theme from many different viewpoints. Alongside subject learning, the pupils are set personal goals and develop a sense of international mindedness.