Primary Years Programme

The Transformative nature of the PYP lies in its commitment to student learning in a transdisciplinary context, embedded in the curriculum framework and connected across key elements of the programme. It is a fundamental PYP belief that for early and primary years learners, continuous integration and connection of prior and new knowledge and experiences is the most meaningful way to broaden their understandings about the world. When a curriculum approach goes across, between and beyond subjects, and emphasises participatory and integrated learning, it honours the learner’s curiosity, questions and voice, for whom the curriculum is intended (Beane, 1995). Transdisciplinary learning in the PYP refers to learning that is not confined within the boundaries of traditional subjects but is supported and enriched by them.

Each school develops its own Programme of Inquiry which provides a framework for primary teaching.

The PYP Programme of Inquiry is a matrix made up of six Transdisciplinary Themes (Who we are; Where we are in time and place; How we express ourselves; How the world works; How we organize ourselves; and Sharing the Planet).  Each Transdisciplinary Theme is accompanied by an extended description that explains what students will be inquiring into.


The document attached below is our annual Programme of Inquiry. It outlines the key Units of Inquiry that students will investigate throughout the year.

Programme of Inquiry PDF Attached

Source: Learning and Teaching, International Baccalaureate, 2018
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