Primary students at BIS Hanoi follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for their History, Geography and Art topics. The IPC was first established in 2000 and became one of the fastest-growing programmes in the world. It was developed as a curriculum that supports learning, irrespective of the nationality and cultural background of the learner. Each unit theme is specifically designed to provide age-appropriate learning.
As part of the IPC’s 20th birthday celebration, several different unit themes have been introduced and existing themes updated with new and exciting learning content. Prior to the students returning to school, the teachers worked in year group teams to review and update the unit themes, ensuring they are relevant and exciting for our students at BIS Hanoi.
Each IPC thematic unit follows a cycle, starting with an ‘Entry Point’ – which is an exciting introduction to the learning which will follow. So far we have seen some fantastic entry points.
- In Phase 1, Year 1 went on a walk in the local area to study different styles of buildings whilst Year 2 had a pirate themed day.