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IPC Updates: 2018-2019 Term 1

More photos from Term 1 here

Year 5 – IPC Investigators

In Year 5, we have become scientific investigators. During our Entry Point, a crime was committed and some sneaky teachers were caught looking rather suspicious. The 'police' instructed us to carry out a number of investigations to catch the criminals, such chromatography, an acidity test and an insulation test. 

Year 2 – IPC Water World

Our excursions to a local freshwater habitat were a huge success!  Armed with nets and magnifying glasses, the children waded in streams and took water samples from waterfalls.  We spotted all sorts of water creatures, including tadpoles, shrimp, pond skaters, crabs and a small catfish.  Everyone enjoyed exploring the living things in the stream bed habitat, and we also compared the clarity of the water found in different areas.  We will be following up this excursion in class over the next few days, as we continue to learn about water in our Water World unit.  Huge thanks to Chris and Emma from Backyard Roots for sharing their knowledge of the outdoors with us.  

Reception – IEYC

The Reception children came to school wearing their favourite outfits for our very first Entry Point activity. Each child walked down the runway and when they got to the end they struck a pose to show everyone their outfits!  We learned that everyone is unique in their own special way!  Sometimes we like things that are the same and sometimes we like things that are different - and that's ok! 

Year 1 – IPC Who am I?

By learning about ourselves and each other, we are able to celebrate our differences whilst also seeing all the things that we have in common. We are all individuals, but together we make up a wider community - one that should support and respect one another.

The Entry Point of our Year 1 unit “Who Am I?”, has seen the students beginning to explore their own lives. They have begun to put together an ‘autobiography’, which includes a fact file, and information about the various groups to which each child belongs.

Other activities will include finding out what sorts of things make us happy – or angry. In Art the students will be creating self-portraits and taking photographs. In Sports they will explore how they can stay fit and strong. In Science the children will investigate how they are similar and different to other people, and find out about how our hearts work.

Year 2 - IPC Water World

Year 2 made a splash with our fun entry point into: Water World!   We know water is important to all living things – without water there would be no life on Earth.  We use water every day.   We depend on water to stay clean and healthy, just like the many plants and animals we share our world with.  Not everyone in the world has clean, fresh water – but we can help to change that, because water is for everyone!!  Over the coming weeks we will delve into this vital topic with in-depth investigations in Science, Geography and a look at matters from an International perspective.

Year 2 - IPC Brainwave

Year 2 is learning about learning!  The children examined and dissected (jelly) brains as a recap of the fabulous Brainwave unit.  

When we know how the brain works, we can become better learners.