THE PYP AT ISR
ISR is an authorized IB World School for the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP).
The PYP, for children aged 3 - 12, nurtures and develops young students as active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.
The PYP is an authentic inquiry-based learning and teaching programme that is engaging, significant, challenging and relevant.
The transdisciplinary model extend sacross all three pillars of the PYP curriculum framework: the learner, learning and teaching, and the learning community.
The learner: describes the outcomes for individual students and the outcomes they seek for themselves.
Learning and teaching: articulates the distinctive features of learning and teaching.
The learning community: emphasises the importance of the social outcomes of learning and the role that IB communities play in achieving these outcomes.
UNITS OF INQUIRY
An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; and what it means to be human.
An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
HOW THE WORLD WORKS
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; and the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
HOW WE ORGANIZE OURSELVES
An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES
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.
SHARING THE PLANET
Note: Four Units of Inquiry are required for Early Years to allow for extended units and emerging inquiries.
Guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, our learners broaden their learning by developing their conceptual understandings, strengthening their knowledge and skills across, between and beyond subject areas.
THE PYP AT ISR
As an IB World School authorized for the PYP, ISR and the Early Years department follows the IB Primary Years Programme in an Early Years setting.
Through an inquiry-based programme, we encourage and foster the children to become global citizens who are independent learners, risk-takers, inquirers, thinkers, communicators, and principled.
The PYP transdisciplinary framework offers young students authentic opportunities to focus on key developmental abilities such as communication and self-management skills.
The learning community values the early years as a time in which play is the primary driver for inquiry. Through play-based learning, children develop and nurture fundamental knowledge and skills.
(Taken from the Inquiry through play document).
Play involves choice, promotes agency, and provides opportunities to inquire into important concepts and personal interests.