In Reception there will be a play-based curriculum delivered through the International Primary Curriculum themes: independence and interdependence, communicating, exploring and healthy living. Children will learn through a free-flow approach combined with teacher-led, focused activities. The over-riding purpose of the Reception curriculum is to help children develop the skills and attitudes they will need both at this level and throughout their education. The IPC, combined with a strong focus on social skills and Maths and English, will prepare pupils well for KS1. They will be taught their letter sounds, to read and form letters correctly through the highly effective ‘Read Write Inc.’ programme.

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Key Stage 1 and 2

In Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils will follow the National Curriculum in English and Maths. In KS1 they will continue with the ‘Read Write Inc’ programme, an approach to learning to read that includes whole class, paired, and individual activities which make learning fun.

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The main principle of the IPC is to focus on a combination of academic, personal, and international learning for children, combined with innovative and exciting ways to learn. 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 the rest of their lives.

• develop the personal qualities they need to be good citizens and to respond to the changing contexts of their future lives.

• develop a sense of their own nationality and culture at the same time as developing a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of other


The International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

The IPC is an international curriculum, which provides a cross-curricular, thematic approach and a rigorous teaching structure designed to engage pupils of all abilities in today’s world. Linking subjects together means that children can make connections in their own learning. We are proud of our diverse community and all of our pupils need to learn about Britain’s and other nations’ contributions to the world and how we are interdependent. The IPC will be fully linked to the National Curriculum.