At Jubilee our History and Geography is taught through the IPC (International Primary Curriculum).
Learning with the IPC takes a global approach; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. The IPC is used by schools in more than 90 countries around the world. Whilst using the IPC, the children are constantly developing a high level of knowledge and skills across the curriculum. Our pupils gain a deep experience of project working. They develop the key skills of research, analysis, independent working, time management and presentation through half termly year group topics which also provide excellent cross curricular opportunities for Reading, Writing and Maths.
In Key Stage 1 some examples of topics currently being studied are; History in Living Memory, Toys, The Seaside and Significant People. KS2 are learning about more ancient civilizations; for example; Ancient Greece in Year 5, the Myans, Islamic civilization AD900- known as the 'Golden Age' and The Vikings in Year 6. This helps our children to build a much broader historical context as the children progress through the school.
Geography has a local focus in KS1 and again this broadens out to the rest of the world in KS2, contrasting human and physical geography along the way. Field skills are a vital part of our curriculum and our children will learn to collect analyse and interpreting data from a range of sources. They will then be taught how to present this data through extensive mapping, quantitative and numerical skills.