At Junior (PYP 4 to 9; ages 6 -11 years), we have created a 21st century bespoke skills-based curriculum which not only enthuses, engages and challenges the thinking of young and inquiring minds, but also promotes high levels of attainment and outstanding progress.
We believe that by equipping our children with the core subject skills first and then providing exciting opportunities for them to apply their learning in a range of ways, we are able to cater to their distinct and unique learning needs in an integrated context. Alongside academic skills and knowledge, our key drivers of self awareness, personal development, global awareness and sense of community lead to an overall focus on our students becoming well rounded, community spirited and responsible young citizens. We do not believe learning should be confined to the classroom but enhanced through a multitude of opportunities to inspire such as cultural day trips which promote inquiry and action by our students.
The key elements of the curriculum are as follows:
Transdisciplinary learning which is central to the PYP programme focuses on concepts, helps students to construct meaning through the development of critical thinking and the transfer of knowledge and understanding. Every concept, and combination of concepts, serve to connect subjects so that they form a coherent whole.
Through units of inquiry, students develop the abilities of the Approaches to Learning which complement the IB Learner Profile.
As the culminating learning experience, all students of the final year of PYP develop an Exhibition which is a collaborative inquiry and allows the students to demonstrate agency and responsibility with regards to their own learning.