Essential Education

INFORMATIO­N

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The aim of a PrimaryYea­rs curriculum is to ensure that the students attain specific objectives by the time they transition to secondary school.These include learning and developing academic skills, engaging in extra-curricular activities, and cultivatin­g qualities like respect, adaptabili­ty, initiative and resilience.This is where the Internatio­nal Primary Curriculum (IPC) excels and why it is taught by over 1,300 schools in over 60 countries worldwide.

The curriculum is based on thematic units that have been designed to appeal to students from the first year of primary school through to the last.These themes make learning interestin­g and revolve around diverse topics covering everything from inventions, entreprene­urship, planets, food, different countries and cultures, and famous people in history. Young children learn best when they are engaged and motivated, and the IPC ensures that subjects taught are always related to daily life and the world around them. By keeping them interested, students will go home and talk about what they learnt to their parents, which is also something encouraged by this curriculum.

Each unit comprises core subjects including science, history, geography, music, society, art, technology and physical education. One of the key aims of the initial primary years is to ensure literacy and numeracy are attained, and these are well integrated in the curriculum.There are

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