International Primary Curriculum

6th October 15

At the beginning of October Palacio de Granda is very excited to be launching The International Primary Curriculum (IPC). It is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 5-12 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning.

The IPC has been designed to ensure rigorous learning but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. Learning with the IPC takes a global approach; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now, as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. The IPC is used by over 1,800 schools in more than 90 countries around the world.

Because the IPC is committed to children’s learning, it has been designed to help improve their learning, and this learning will take place best when it is set in a context of a wholeschool focus on improving learning.

We want children to enjoy their learning; develop enquiring minds, develop the personal qualities they need to be good citizens, develop a sense of their own nationality and culture, and at the same time a profound respect for nationalities and cultures around the world. Most of all, we want children to develop all the skills they will need in order to confidently face the world of tomorrow.

We are starting with a project that learns about the brain – why it is so special and how it does so many amazing things. Once we understand how it works and what we can do to make it work even better, we can improve the way that we learn.

All the children from 5 years old in infants to year 6 of primary will be – exploring, investigating, explaining, presenting, teaching, reflecting, observing and assessing!

At home you can discover more about your child´s learning by saying “Show me, Tell me, Talk to me”. Your child will be at the beginning stage of their understanding, however this will develop the more they can talk about their understanding, expand related knowledge and practice related skills.

We look forward to telling you more in future newsletters.