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International Primary Curriculum

At Highfield Junior School we use the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) to support our teaching of Foundation Subjects.
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History, Geography, Science, Computing, Art, Design and Technology and Music are taught through the IPC topics. The IPC topics present learning for the children in a vibrant and meaningful way, that help to make links between subject areas.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) understanding is also promoted throughout the units. As our children develop knowledge, skills and understanding in subject areas they are also learning about:

·         their own identity,

·         perspectives of right and wrong,

·         how societies, including the UK function,

·         their responsibilities as young citizens locally and internationally.

These aspects, in turn support our work in promoting both the Highfield and British Values.

The IPC works hand in hand with our RE syllabus giving breadth and continuity across the whole curriculum. We aim to lay the foundations for adult life in 21st Century Britain, as well as encouraging tolerance and respect for other cultures and societies.

Further information can be found in the year group curriculum overviews.

What is the IPC?

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) combines all the subjects of the National Curriculum in a thematic and creative curriculum. It has a clear process of learning and specific learning goals for every subject, including international mindedness and personal learning targets.

The IPC has been designed to ensure rigorous learning but also to help teachers make learning exciting, active and meaningful. The IPC takes a global approach; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the perspective of other people in different countries.

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IPC Units


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  • Highfield Junior School,
  • South Hill Road,
  • Shortlands,
  • Bromley,
  • Kent,
  • BR2 0RL,
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