International Primary Curriculum

At George Carey C of E Primary School we are part of a learning community of schools across the world that uses the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) as our planned creative curriculum. The curriculum is a skills based curriculum. So not only is it new and exciting, it gives our children the life tools that are invaluable in their future. In addition, this unique curriculum has a strong element of internationalism built into learning. Due to the cultural demographics that make up our school community, we believe that adopting the IPC will be beneficial to our children’s learning and outlook on the world from a holistic perspective. The elements of the International Dimensions enable opportunities for our children to:-

  • Recognise their own culture and have a sense of identity
  • Be open minded
  • Be respectful and sensitive to other cultures and beliefs
  • Be aware of and be able to celebrate diversity and commonality
  • Develop good interpersonal skills
  • Be adaptable
  • Be aware and have an interest in global issues

Children learning is the central purpose of everything connected with the IPC at George Carey. Helping children learn-academically, socially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically-is the only real purpose of our school. Topics are fun and cover a range of learning: Geography, History, Music, PSHE, Art & Design and Science. Cross Curricular links are made with Maths and English throughout the units.Children’s learning will respond to their current and future personal needs, their future career needs and the needs of the various societies and cultural groups in which they are likely to play a part. Learning is planned to be active and enjoyable, in the sense that children must engage with their own learning. For our children, this means learning, relevant to the future placed in a context that is meaningful to their present lives. At George Carey, through the teaching of the IPC, children share responsibility for their learning with their teachers, parents and carers. Nevertheless, learning is constructed in such a way that, by the end of the primary years, children begin to see and experience the potential for taking responsibility for their own learning. Through the IPC children will begin to develop a range of strategies to assist their learning and how they may have a preferred learning style but also the importance of experience a range of styles (Howard Gardner’s 9 Learning Styles).

IPC curriculum overview 2014-2015 (2)

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