International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Cross curricular Skills based Topics are themed Active approach
IPC Topics Learning to Learn Time & Place Earth & Space Inventions & Machines Rainforests They made a difference
Literacy and Mathematics English and Maths Primary Framework Individual targets, provision and support Differentiated planning Focus on skills
Learning to Learn Children explore different learning styles The teacher will find out about preferred learning styles within the classroom Different ways of thinking and problem solving are investigated
Inventions that changed the World History - The history of invention is explored DT - Mechanisms are explored and working models are designed and created Science - Different materials and their properties are investigated Literacy – Play-scripts – Explanation texts
They made a difference History - The lives of historical figures are investigated Art - Techniques of well known artists are explored Literacy – Historical stories – Information texts
Saving the Worlds Rainforests Geography - Locations of rainforests are explored Art - Different styles of art are interpreted Science - The effects of light and heat on plants are investigated Literacy – Persuasive writing – Stories set in other cultures
Time & Place, Earth & Space Science – Light & Shadow investigated Geography – Geographical locations are identified DT – Moving mechanisms are designed and built Literacy – Journalistic writing – Stories set in imaginary Worlds
Residential Trip Curriculum focus An exploration of the rainforest During Term 2 Three days and two nights Staying at Gunung Geulis resort Visit to Bogor Botanical Gardens
Homework Responsibility and accountability Learning to manage time Tasks to embed prior learning Approximately 1½ hours per week Additional daily reading - journal Usually Maths, Literacy and Spelling Issued on Monday, returned on Thursday Learning opportunities provided through online learning resources (Edmodo)
The School Community Supporting one another Specialist lessons: P.E, MFL, Music Special days and events Communication Email Student planners Parent Reps Appointments Reports Any way that fits!
Year Group Routines Library – change books once per week Year Group assembly – once per week Morning routine – arrive prepared to learn Whole school faculty (PE, Music, MFL) & Enrichment activity schedules
Your child will need… A hat and water bottle Labelled kits to change into A healthy snack and lunch To pass valuables to their teacher An independent reflective mindset Determination to succeed Resilience and a smile!
Preparation for Year 4 Ensure your child continues to learn over the holidays Reading everyday is essential Regular mathematics work is welcome Regular writing opportunities - diaries, letters, recounts of experiences, stories set in location of holiday etc.