IPC is taught using Thematic Units…
The learning process
Every curriculum unit follows a distinct learning process. This provides a structured approach to the way children learn ensuring that their learning is stimulating, purposeful and rigorous.
An exciting, memorable event launches every unit. The aim of the entry point is to get children excited about and engaged with the learning that’s to follow. This provides teachers with the chance to find out what children already know about the theme and helps them to personalise the unit by finding out what children want to learn and then tailoring their lessons accordingly. It reinforces connections between learning and allows children to take ownership of their learning.
This provides teachers, children and parents with the big picture of the unit before it is launched so that connections between existing and future learning can be made.
Each subject area has planned research activities which are designed to make sure that children can access information in a way that is appropriate to them, drawing on a wide range of learning approaches such as role play, digital learning, library research and so on. Research activities are experiential and exploratory. Some are collaborative and others are designed to develop individual inquiry and resilience.
The recording activities enable children to process and present the information they have gained in their research activities through a range of approaches which tap into their different strengths and interests, enabling them to get better at other ways of recording. This might involve learning through digital recording, drama, musical compositions, maps, graphs, experiments, art work and so on.
The exit point completes every unit. It helps children to draw on their learning from the unit, reminding them of all the connections between subjects that they have made, and creating time and opportunity to build their understanding of their learning