Primary Years Programme

PYP – Primary Years Programme

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

  • Our main language of instruction is English
  • The core curriculum, taught in English, includes mathematics, English, science, and social studies
  • Specialist subjects/classes are taught in English 
  • Inquiry based learning is approached through the the units of inquiry (UOI) within the transdisciplinary themes 
  • There is an emphasis on social and emotional growth through the development of the IB Learner Profile
  • English literacy development is addressed through a variety of interactive programmes
  • EAL (English as an Additional Language) support is provided in the classroom
  • Additional foreign languages: Russian, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Chinese
  • Free clubs are provided, based on choice

Our PYP Units of Inquiry are based within  the following transdisciplinary themes:

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

The benefits of the IB Primary Years Programme:

  • Addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being
  • Encourages students to develop independence to take responsibility for their own learning
  • Supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably in it
  • Helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish