Primary Years Programme
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12.
It prepares boys for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
The PYP is underpinned by six transdisciplinary themes around which learning is planned.
- Who we are
- Where we are in place and time
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organise ourselves
- Sharing the planet
These themes are selected for their relevance to the real world. They are described as transdisciplinary because they aim ‘to convey learning that has relevance across the subject areas and more importantly, learning that transcends the confines of the subject areas to connect to what is real in the world’ (IBO, 2010, p. 1).