Curriculum Information

The government released a revised National Curriculum from September 2014.

The curriculum is ‘what’ will be taught. The Government has slimmed these requirements down to enable schools to add areas they feel children need for their development. At SS Simon and Jude we deliver the International Primary Curriculum as part of our curriculum provision which is closely matched to the NC requirements.

We will mix a rich cross curricular approach through the IPC to make learning fun, with discrete teaching of specialist subjects such as Computing, French in KS2, RE, Music and Physical Education.

Curriculum Newsletters for each year group give more information about what your child will be taught each term. This is in addition to the IPC Parent Newsletter we send home each term.

Here are our curriculum maps for 2017/2018:


Nursery 2017/18 PlanReception 2017/18 Plan Year 1 2017/18 Plan Year 2 2017/18 Plan Year 3 2017/18 Plan Year 4 2017/18 Plan Year 5 2017/18 Plan Year 6 2017/18 Plan

You can find our more information by visiting our Year Groups pages

International Primary Curriculum

The school delivers the International Primary Curriculum. The school fundamentally believes that children will be better equipped for life beyond school if they are more globally aware. As a school we define international mindedness as:

"To have an awareness of ourselves and others"

"Pupils’ curiosity and enthusiasm for learning is ignited by a rich and relevant curriculum" - Ofsted 2016

Great learning, great teaching and great fun…

The IPC is one of the fastest-growing curriculum choices in the world today, with over 1,900 schools in over 90 different countries. It is a comprehensive curriculum for 5-12 year olds, made up of over 100 exciting, engaging and globally relevant thematic units of learning, which are designed around a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for subject, personal and international learning.

Our Learning Process

The children use the IPC Learning Process in every unit across school. Our learning process provides a structure to ensure all children's learning experiences are engaging and meticulous.



Our Looking for Learning Detectives in action! Pupils from Milepost 2 and 3 spent the afternoon being learning detectives in classrooms. They visited each classroom from Y1 to Y6 looking at the IPC displays. They then fed their findings back to Mrs Peacock. Aimee said, 'I found looking for learning great fun because I got to go and look around lots of classes.'



You can find out more about IPC here

IPC primary curriculum         

IPC Key Information

SSSJ Accreditation Report June 2017

Parents Guide to IPC version updated July 2016

Helping your child with their learning - The ten things you can say to your child

Helping your child with their learning - Knowledge, Skills & Understanding

IPC Helping your child understand their place in the world