Primary Years Programme
The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.
Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.
The PYP curriculum
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) presents schools with a comprehensive plan for high quality, international education.
It provides schools with a curriculum framework of essential elements - the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action that young students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future.
Schools work with the five elements to construct a rigorous and challenging primary curriculum for international education.
The PYP aims to create a curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners in the 3-12 age range. The curriculum is transdisciplinary, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across subject areas.
The PYP is organized according to:
1. The written curriculum, which explains what PYP students will learn 2. The taught curriculum, which sets out how educators teach the PYP 3. The assessed curriculum, which details the principles and practice of effective assessment in the PYP
What are the benefits of the PYP?
The PYP benefits both learners and educators, and strengthens learning and international mindedness throughout the entire school community.
In the PYP, students learn how to think for themselves and take responsibility for their own learning through an inquiry-led approach.
By developing the attributes of the IB learner profile, students also learn how to demonstrate respect for themselves and others, developing international-mindedness by working with others for a shared purpose and taking positive action for change.
It prepares students for the intellectual challanges by focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer.
The PYP nurtures independent learning skills & encourages all the students to take responsibility for their learning.
It prepares the students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves & others & have the capacity to participate in the world around.
It incorporates local & global issues into the curriculum by focusing on six trans-disciplinary themes that are inter-realted.
Subjects Languages: English/French/Hindi Mathmatics Science Social Studies Arts: Performing Dance/Drama, Creative: Visual Arts PSPE ICT (support for the programme)