NAISAK’s Primary students have had many exciting experiences this week in their Integrated Curriculum. One of the great things about how each IPC unit is structured is that they all begin with an Entry Point designed to ‘hook’ the students into their new topic and this week all classes have had theirs. Year 1’s topic ‘Hooray, let’s go on holiday!’ began with children taking a trip to the beach in our soft play area while Year 2 became Pirates as part of ‘Treasure Island’. Food has also played a part with Year 3 beginning ‘Chocolate’ by tasting different types of chocolate, deciding which was their favourite and Year 4 have been practising with chopsticks in anticipation of ‘What’s on the Menu’. Years 5 and 6 have been creative – Year 5 created collages of their home countries and Year 6 began their topic on ‘Fairgrounds’ by designing their own rides.
I believe that this is one of the best things about the IPC and why it is so great that all of our students are now able to join in. Experiencing learning in so many different ways also enables our students who are new to English to join in meaningfully as they are able to link experience with the new vocabulary they are developing. At the end of each IPC topic, there is an Exit Point where students are able to showcase their learning and we hope that as many of you will be able to join us in this (year groups will let you know more details nearer the time). In my experience, this is where our students really shine because they are so proud of their achievements and they are incredibly eager to show what they have learned.
Deputy Head of Primary