I have previously written to you about the exciting experiences our students in Year 1 to 6 have been having with their IPC topics during their Integrated Curriculum lessons. I am writing now about how these are drawn together. Each unit begins with an Entry Point which ‘hooks’ the learner in to their topic. They then end with an Exit Point which draws all of the students’ learning together as well as enables them to showcase their learning from the topic.
One of our main reasons for the shift in curriculum to allow all of our students to join in with the IPC topics was to give everyone opportunities for more hands-on learning. A further benefit of this is that students are able to make links between the different curriculum subjects, and both language acquisition and enrichment are further supported.
In my experience, it is when our students have the opportunity to share their learning that they really shine: they are so proud of their achievements and of what they have learned. This is why we are inviting our parents to attend the Exit Point presentations next week. Each year group’s sessions will look slightly different as they choose to showcase in a variety of ways but they will all be of a similar length of time.
All of our Exit Points will be on Wednesday 17 October and year groups will let you know the time slots.
Year 1 ‘Hooray! Let’s go on Holiday’
Year 2 ‘Treasure Island’
Year 3 ‘Chocolate’
Year 4 ‘What’s on the Menu’
Year 5 ‘Here and Now, There and Then’
Year 6 ‘Fairgrounds’
Deputy Head of Primary