The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.
The aim of the PYP is to create a transdisciplinary curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners in the 3-12 age range. The PYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curriculums. It also provides the best preparation for students to engage in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP).
The curriculum framework is based on five essential elements: concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes and action. Together these elements encapsulate the traits of the IB Learner Profile and are implemented through an inquiry-based, concept-driven pedagogy. The PYP strives to develop an internationally minded person. We teach skills and lessons that are trans-disciplinary in nature and add rigor and balance to the learning experiences in the primary school.
- addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being
- encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning
- supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it
- helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish.
The PYP is organized according to: