International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum. It 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 schools in more than 92 countries around the world.

The goal of the IPC is for children to focus on a combination of academic, personal and international learning. We want children to enjoy their learning; develop enquiring minds, the personal qualities they need to be good citizens of the world, and a sense of their own nationality and culture, at the same time as a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of others. Most of all, we want children to embrace all the skills they will need in order to confidently face the world of tomorrow.

Children learn through a series of IPC units of work. Each unit of work has a theme that today’s children find interesting and relevant, e.g. Toys, the Rainforest, Space Explorers and the Holiday Show. Each unit of work lasts on average of between four and eight weeks and children cover many subjects, including Science, Geography, History, Art and ICT through one common theme so that their learning has real meaning for them.

Linking subjects encourages children to make connections in their learning and we now know that the more connections the brain can make, the better children learn.

To find out more about the IPC please visit their website.


Please see below for a general overview of IPC this year at Salusbury