INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY CURRICULUM
Atwood follows the highly successful International Primary Curriculum (IPC) which has a clear process of learning and specific learning goals for every subject, for personal learning and for ‘international mindedness’.
The IPC allows Atwood to meet its educational vision. Children will enjoy their learning, developing enquiring minds and the personal qualities they need to be good global citizens. The IPC also helps foster a sense of their own nationality and culture. Children are encouraged to respect the heritage, nationality and cultures of others. Most of all, we want our children to develop the skills that they need to confidently face the world of tomorrow.
The IPC is now the curriculum choice in over 1,800 schools in over 90 countries around the world.
Atwood's Weather Station was set up in September 2018, aimed at increasing the children’s understanding of the weather by taking accurate readings and making weather observations. Miss Hardy, our Science Leader, has been working very hard to collate evidence of children’s scientific enquiry in order for Atwood to be awarded the Met Mark. We found out on Monday 10th June 2019 that we have been awarded the Met Mark. Dr. Sylvia Knight, Head of Education from the Royal Meteorological Society, said, ‘I think Atwood’s was possibly the strongest application I have seen; what a great collection of activities!’
To be awarded the Met Mark is a great achievement for the children and to find out on a day of terrific low pressure which caused non-stop rain was certainly memorable! We had so much rain that the children had to carry out some maintenance on our makeshift rain gauge. This was because we had more than 500ml of rain in a day which was too much for the measuring jug! We have upgraded the jug to 1000ml just in case. Thanks go to Miss Hardy for her hard work and also to the Friends of Atwood Primary who funded the equipment.