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Primary Years Program K-5

The Primary Years Programme (Section 1)

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) at BIA West is for students in Kindergarten through 5th grades.

What is the Primary Years Programme (PYP)?

  • An International, transdisciplinary program designed to foster the development of the whole child, not just in the classroom, but through other means of learning.

  • PYP focuses on the total growth of the developing child, encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs and academic welfare.

  • PYP combines best research and practices from various national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant and engaging educational framework for all children.

  • Provides an opportunity for learners to construct meaning, principally through concept-driven inquiry.

  • Traditional academic subjects are part of the PYP, but it emphasizes the interrelatedness of knowledge and skills through a transdisciplinary inquiry program.

  • The PYP focuses on the heart and the mind and addresses social, physical, emotional and cultural and academic needs.

  • Promotion of international-mindedness


The PYP Framework

  • Transdisciplinary Themes (6 themes, established by IB)

  • Programme of Inquiry (established by teachers)

  • Central Idea

  • Lines of Inquiry

  • Transdisciplinary Lessons (established by teachers)

  • Learner Profile (Established by IB)

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