Our Curriculum

At Pyrcroft Grange we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 3-11 year olds.

The IPC is an exciting curriculum for Primary schools, currently used by 1600 schools in 87 Countries, including 1200 in the UK. This is our first year following the IPC curriculum at Pyrcroft Grange. 

It is designed to help children:

  • Learn the essential knowledge, skills and understanding of a broad range of curriculum subjects
  • Engage with their learning so that they remain committed to learning throughout their school careers and beyond
  • Develop the personal qualities they need to be good citizens in an ever-changing world
  • Develop a sense of their own nationality and culture at the same time as developing a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of others

 

What does the IPC cover?

The IPC covers the curriculum subjects below.  Subjects are linked together within 'Topics', but taught discretely.

History

Art

Geography

Science

Music

Design & Technology

 

How is it structured?

The IPC is split into 3 phases which cover:

Years 1 & 2

Years 3 & 4

Years 5 & 6

During each phase pupils will study a variety of units each usually lasting for a half term but occasionally a whole term. Each unit has a major subject focus e.g. History and covers other subjects to a lesser degree. At Pyrcroft Grange we have selected units for each phase that give pupils an exciting variety of themes, whilst ensuring full coverage in each subject by the end of that phase.

How does it work?

  • Pupils will be made aware of their new IPC Unit just prior to a holiday and invited to contribute ideas
  • Across each Unit, subjects to be covered are blocked into weeks, e.g. pupils may have an Art focus week, followed by a history focus week, etc
  • Each unit kicks off with an ‘entry point’ activity to capture the pupils’ interest and imagination
  • Each unit culminates in an exciting ‘exit point’ activity which pupils will have been working towards

IPC topics

IPCClick on the logo to find out more about the International Primary Curriculum