As we begin another busy term in the Primary Stage, year groups across the school have been launching themselves into their new IPC topics through their Entry Points. Entry Points form a vital step for students as they allow them to immerse themselves in their new topics and develop connections with future learning that will take place in the upcoming term. Entry Points can take many different forms, from trips and expeditions outside of the classroom to visitors and dress-up days inside school. All of these look to achieve the same goal, of engaging students in their new topics and fostering their skills of inquiry. This term, we have seen many different styles of Entry Points take place. For example, for Year 3’s ‘Treasure’ topic, the students became archeologists for the day. They were set the challenging task of finding treasure and artefacts buried in the school. Using their brushes and spades, they set about discovering relics of the past! The students in Year 2 are embarking on the very relevant topic of ‘Buildings’ this term. After walking the school, discussing and drawing the different architecture they could see, the students set about building their own structures in class using only paper and tape, a challenge for even the most experienced engineer! The students in Year 4 have started the exciting new topic ‘Active Planet’, learning all about volcanoes and earthquakes. The students jumped into action as they practised an earthquake drill for their Entry Point. Following this, they had class discussions on the importance of these drills and where in the world they believed they would be useful. Please continue to support your child at home with their IPC home learning and ask them about what they are learning each day.