The IPC is a thematic approach to learning the foundation subjects which is taught by Form teachers from Year 1 to Year 4. It is hugely popular with the children. Units cover Science, Geography, History, Art, Technology and International elements of learning and teaching through the IPC helps us to encourage pupils to be internationally minded and aware of a quickly developing world.

Through Milepost 1 (Years 1 & 2) and Milepost 2 (Years 3 & 4) we cover a range of units that cover the requirements of the National Curriculum for the foundation subjects, but additionally expose children to enquiry based learning which requires children to ask questions and seek answers about their units.

Together with the children, we have created our own definition of learning: "Learning at SPCS is the finding and sharing of knowledge and skills to increase our understanding." This combines key elements of the IPC to guide the children as they progress through the units.

Each term the IPC classes each study an ‘adopted country’ related to their topic, to develop understanding of the ways in which different cultures and societies live.

Every week we celebrate an IPC assembly where children are encouraged to follow and work in one of the eight IPC Personal Goals, which remind us how to live our lives successfully, and children are recognised and rewarded for demonstrating these goals both in class and around school.


Our SPCS Personal Goal Characters