The unique WDPS Life Skills Challenge program has been created because all children need a key skills-set in order to develop their potential and to make their life dreams become a reality.
All visitors help us to become enquirers and to learn and discover new things about the world.
Visiting 10 Downing Street helps us appreciate that the WDPS Core Values are reflected in fundamental ‘British Values.’
WDPS Cycle offsite multi-day challenges help us all to develop resilience and to become effective team players.
We develop higher-level thinking skills online by learning to analyse, synthesise and evaluate.
Our teachers appreciate that we are all unique individuals with different learning styles.
Learning is fun as our Teachers plan exciting learning experiences through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
The all–weather WDPS Mountain Bike and Running Trail helps us develop fitness, stamina and essential bike-handling skills.
We learn from different world cultures which helps shape us into well-balanced and open-minded global citizens.
In the WDPS Bushcraft Area we develop our Multiple Intelligences and self-confidence whilst learning to manage risks.


International Primary Curriculum(IPC) IPC logo

"We are delighted to offer the IPC at West Denton Primary School (WDPS). The IPC has been created by a group of leading experts in children’s learning from around the world.

We want children to enjoy their learning; develop enquiring minds, develop the personal qualities they need to be good citizens and develop all the skills they will need in order to succeed in life.

Children from Y1 to Y6 will learn through a series of IPC units of work. Each unit of work has a theme that today’s children find interesting and relevant. Examples include Rainforest, Mission to Mars and Beyond and Fit for Life. Linking subjects means that children can make lots of connections with their learning. We now know that the more connections that the brain can make, the better a child can learn.

The IPC focuses on a skills-based approach, developing adaptable and resilient globally-minded learners, prepared for the fast-changing world that they’ll be living and working in.

The IPC has been designed for children of all abilities and all learning styles, and encourages learning in groups as well as individual learning.

In order that parents and carers know what their child is learning, they are sent a letter at the beginning of each IPC unit which outlines what learning will be covered and how parents can help continue that learning at home if they choose."


Here are some documents giving some more detailed imformation about IPC in West Denton Primary.

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2016-2017 Whole School Planning

Phase 1

Phase 1 - All Dressed Up

Phase 1 - Flowers and insects

Phase 1 two year cycle

Sensational senses

The Magic Toymaker

Time Detectives

The Time Tunnel

Phase 2

Inventions That Changed The World letter

Temples Tombs and Treasures

They Made a Difference

Phase 3

They Made a Difference

The Great, the Bold and the brave

What A Wonderful World

Previous Years Documents:-

Phase 1 - Y1 and Y2 - IPC - Unit Overview 2014-2016

Phase 1 - Y1 and Y2 - Milepost 1 - Knowledge - Skills - Understanding

Phase 2 - Y3 and Y4 - Unit Overview

Phase 2 - Y3 and Y4 - Milepost 2 - Knowledge - Skills - Understanding

Phase 3 - Y5 and Y6 - Unit Overview

Phase 3 - Y5 and Y6 - Milepost 3 - Knowledge - Skills - Understanding

Art - IPC - National Curriculum - Cross-Reference Document

DT - IPC - National Curriculum - Cross-Reference Document

Geography - IPC - National Curriculum - Cross-Reference Document

History - IPC - National Curriculum - Cross-Reference Document

Music - IPC - National Curriculum - Cross-Reference Document


For children over the age of five, WDPS ensures it covers the statutory knowledge, skills and understanding from the English National Curriculum which is made up of these subjects:

PSHE with Citizenship Design Technology Art & Design Geography History RE Music PE Science Computing English Mathematics Modern Foreign Languages Early Years Curriculum International Primary Curriculum