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Primary Years Programme – ages 6-11

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) focuses on the development of children as whole people including their character, social skills, physical and emotional development, as well as academic skills.

PYP Curriculum

The programme provides a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational framework for all children and prepares them to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

Six themes

The PYP is underpinned by six transdisciplinary themes selected for their relevance to the real world:

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organize ourselves
  • Sharing the planet

Six subject areas

The themes are explored by using the knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas:

  • Language (both German and English)
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Arts (including drama, music and visual arts)
  • Science
  • Personal, Social and Physical Education

Service in PYP

In the PYP, we believe that education must extend beyond the intellectual to include not only socially responsible attitudes but also thoughtful and appropriate action. An explicit expectation of our PYP students is that successful inquiry will lead to responsible action, initiated by the students as a result of their learning process. This action will extend the student's learning, or it may have a wider social impact, and will clearly look different within each age range.

If you have further questions regarding the Primary Years Programme please have a look at our PYP Handbook.

For further information please contact:

Steve Snell, PYP Coordinator

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