Primary Years Program (PYP)


Transdisciplinary Themes

  • Who We Are

An inquiry into… …the nature of the self; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities
Central idea A caring and secure ENVIRONMENT connects LEARNERS to their expanding WORLD.
Lines of inquiry “1. Growing is becoming more aware of myself, others and the environment.
2. Making connections require adjusting to changes.
3. Everyone has a responsibility in keeping oneself safe and healthy. “
Key concepts Reflection, Connection, Responsibility
  • How we express ourselves

An inquiry into… … the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values
Central idea IDEAS can be expressed in different WAYS.
Lines of inquiry “1. We can represent our ideas in creative ways.
2. Stories expose us to our own and other’s cultures.
3. Play promotes reciprocal interaction.”
  • How the World Works

An inquiry into… …the natural world and its laws
Central idea CURIOSITY sparks interest in our ENVIRONMENT.
Lines of inquiry “1. Our senses guide our exploration.
2. Materials behave in different ways.
3. We take risks to problem solve.”
Key concepts
  • Sharing the planet

An inquiry into… An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
Lines of inquiry “1. Everyone has a voice.
2. Everyone has strengths and ideas.
3. Everyone contributes towards common goals.”
Key concepts Perspective, Responsibility

Key Concepts

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