Hedgehog Class Class (Year 1 and 2) taught by Mrs Karen Ebenezer
For the Year 1 and 2 classes, there are daily Literacy and Numeracy lessons. All classes follow a learning framework based on the International Primary Curriculum, or IPC for short. The IPC is a topic based approach that incorporates Science, History, Geography, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Design & Technology (DT), Art, Sport and Music.
RE and PSHE are also a very important part of the curriculum. In RE we explore some of the key beliefs, rituals and celebrations from different major religions.
At the Primary School Sport, Spanish and Music are taught separately by specialist teachers but the core framework of the IPC remains the same. The topics are carefully chosen for their diversity, subject coverage and interest value by the Infant teaching team. These topics are organised on a two year rolling programme.
We plan trips based on what the children are learning through their topic, for example a topic on Houses and Homes might be enhanced by a trip to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, to learn about how people in different parts of the world adapt to their climate.
We also promote the learning of languages, with Spanish being taught in two 30 minute sessions each week, a lunchtime Mandarin club, and also Mother Tongue lessons twice a week.
Hedgehog Class has swimming lessons on alternate weeks during the year with Squirrels joining lessons during the Summer term, when the weather is a little warmer and the children are a little older! We believe that swimming independently is something that will be a benefit and a pleasure for them for life.