Be Net Smart

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

What is IPC?

IPC stands for International Primary Curriculum. It is topic based work which covers work in a range of curriculum areas including History, Geography, Science, Art, Music, PE, ICT and RE, Society and International understanding (but not all in the same topic!).

This term year 6 are working on the topic Mission to Mars and Beyond. The topic covers Science, PE, DT, ICT, Society and International understanding. The children are learning about Mars and the solar system and thinking about what it would take to set up a new society on Mars - as well as why that might be necessary. They are also thinking about the conditions that plants need to grow well and the properties of materials that might be useful for building on Mars. They have used ICT to help with research and also to take temperature readings in experiments.

This half term they will be designing and building model Mars base stations taking everything they have learnt in mind.

This week in Maths and English...

Week beginning 1st Nov 2010:

In English we are working on narrative writing, concentrating particularly on writing powerful descriptions. I am encouraging the children to carefully read their work back to see if they can spot any silly errors such as missing words. We will be doing quite a lot of visualisation this week to improve descriptive vocabulary.

In Maths this week we are looking at properties of numbers and discussing things like prime, square and triangular numbers and finding common multiples of different numbers. We are using Venn diagrams to help us sort sets of numbers.


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I found this quote from Angela Schwindt the other day and I thought it was so lovely I had to share it:
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.