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IPC Curriculum

Curriculum at St. Aloysius


St Aloysius has adopted the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). This curriculum is used in schools throughout the world and is linked directly to National Curriculum requirements. The curriculum has been adapted and changed to enable our children to engage in a meaningful, creative and  inspiring learning which draws upon real live experiences.


It is a thematic approach to Learning, linking subjects and putting learning into context for children. It takes into consideration children’s different learning styles and allows for creative development and thinking.

The main focus for IPC;   

  • ¬†¬†Academic and personal development
  • ¬†¬†¬†Development of global awareness
  • ¬†¬†¬†Active, engaging and meaningful learning for children
  • ¬†¬†¬†Brain friendly learning


The curriculum is split into four sections;

  • ¬†Early years Programme
  • ¬†Milepost 1 (Key stage 1)
  • Milepost 2 (Key Stage 2 years 3 and 4)
  • Milepost 3 (Key Stage 2 years 5 and 6)


Each milepost is split into teaching units of approximately 6-8 weeks long. Therefore two themes per term. Each unit has an overarching theme with explicit learning goals for each subject. Subjects within each unit are taught in blocks. Every unit starts with an Entry Point and Knowledge Harvest, to capture the children’s interest and to establish their learning starting point. At the end of each unit a celebration event (exit point) is held to allow the children to share their learning with the school and wider community.



Maths and English are taught alongside as separate subjects in accordance with the National Curriculum. English has a strong cross-curricular dimension and different genres of writing are used within the IPC recording activities.


Wherever possible Science is taught within the IPC unit, if this is not possible a science unit runs alongside the IPC.


Children continue to develop their physical skills through two hours of timetabled PE lessons.

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