The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed to enable teachers to guide children through the five essential elements of learning;
- Understanding of concepts
- The acquisition of knowledge
- The mastering of skills
- The development of attitudes
- The decision to take responsible action
The PYP is a guided approach to teaching and learning from 3 years to 12 years of age. Inquiry-based units of study, known as Units of Inquiry, are the focus for learning in each class.
This child led inquiry program enables children to become active, caring, lifelong learners through play based activities.
The children, through Units of Inquiry, explore learning experiences which inspire the students to actively apply their knowledge, understanding and skills in their daily play.
During our daily learning experiences there is also a focus on early Literacy and Mathematics as the PYP is a trans-disciplinary framework.
In the inquiry-based classroom the emphasis is on real life situations, decision making, problem solving and action.
This approach makes learning fun and relevant. Students are given active opportunities to explore, question, experiment, seek information, consolidate existing ideas and reflect. Children are also encouraged and given opportunities to share learning with other students and parents.
For more details about the Primary Years Programme please click this link and visit the IB website.