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Ellison Boulters Church of England Academy

Our School Curriculum

At Ellison Boulters, our school curriculum is planned to equip children with skills and knowledge that they will need throughout life; our thematic approach allows the children to make links within and between subjects in order that a deeper understanding is developed. In order to achieve this, we adopt the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which is used by schools in more than 65 countries around the world.

 

‘The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 3-11 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning.’

 

Learning through a theme/topic ensures that the children are motivated, engaged and enthused by their learning in all areas of the curriculum: Science, Geography, History, Art, ICT, PE, Music and Technology. It also enables the children to make purposeful links between subjects and reflect upon the importance of each of these within our ever-changing World. Opportunities for role-play and learning outside the classroom help to embed new skills and through review and critique the children evaluate their learning journey and seek to improve and extend the skills that they develop. To enable our children to reach their full potential, we encourage high standards of work and seek to develop independence through providing opportunities for the children to develop inquisitive minds. 

 

To ensure breadth and progression, the year groups are split into ‘Mileposts.’ Milepost 1 is taught to Key Stage 1, Milepost 2 is delivered to Lower Key Stage 2, and Milepost 3 to Upper Key Stage 2. (The Early Years Foundation Stage follows the interests of the children to generate their topics.)

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