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PYP CURRICULUM

PYP Curriculum

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.

Over the course of the year students explore six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning. Each unit of inquiry theme is covered over the course of 6 weeks.

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PYP Subject Groups

  • Language
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Science/STEM
  • Physical, Social & Personal Education
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PYP Subject Groups

  • Language
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Science/STEM
  • Physical, Social & Personal Education

Who we are - (September/October)

Who We Are

An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
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Where we are in place and time - (October/November)

Where We Are In Place & Time

An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
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How we express ourselves - (November/December)

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

How the world works - (January/February)

How the world works

An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

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Sharing the planet - (March/April)

Sharing the planet

An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
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How we organize ourselves - (May/June)

How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.