All you need to know about IB – PYP Programme
The Primary Years Programme is a rigorous, international curriculum for kids in the age group of 3 – 11 years. It is offered by the International Baccalaureate Organisation and is a part of the IB continuum with a curricular framework for students from Nursery to Grade 12. The curriculum as a whole is broadly encapsulated in six different Transdisciplinary Themes which make up the Programme of Inquiry.
Core subject areas including Mathematics, Science, Language, Social Studies, Arts, and PSPE overlap across these themes in an integrated fashion. Linked conceptually, these themes make the Programme of Inquiry transdisciplinary in nature, enabling the learners to explore different concepts across these subject areas. The pedagogical approach is concentrated on student inquiry and the principles of constructivism, encouraging learners to construct their meaning and take responsibility for their learning process. This idea-based approach is evaluated through a variety of assessments that are continuously conducted to monitor the progress and development of students. Together, they create a holistic curriculum that’s based on current pedagogical and educational research, meaning to meet international standards in education.
At KRMGS, the best IB School in Delhi, we went on to adopt a curriculum that’s widely accepted and internationally significant. With the help of the IB board, we have ensured that we maintain high academic standards. It also helps within the inculcation of values that are typical to the IB PYP. The ethos of IB includes the event of globally and locally aware citizens who can understand and appreciate differences and work collaboratively for a common cause. This ethos is in tandem with the school’s aim to ensure that it becomes a vibrant, outstanding institution of learning recognized globally as a powerhouse institution.
It also follows the pedagogical guidelines of the IB PYP to form students learning process visible and enduring. Within the Lower Primary, SIS has implemented the Reggio Emilia approach which is fully synchrony with the pedagogical practices of inquiry-based learning.
At the top of the day, students learn to think critically and act responsibly. this permits them to become global citizens of tomorrow in a rapidly evolving and complex world- ‘Ready for the world, Ready for the future.’
The curriculum goes beyond the tutorial areas of disciplinary learning and builds human character through its intricately embedded value-laden programme. It induces, nurtures, and promotes the virtues of wisdom, courage, and compassion that are embodied in our school’s core learning –
Wisdom: students gain knowledge and understanding by making connections with real-world instances, becoming conscious of local and global perspectives thereby, engaging minds.
Courage: students learn to develop the standard of constructive risk-taking. They also learn to demonstrate principled actions, nurturing a way of enterprise and dignity.
Compassion: students are sensitized to be compassionate and reflective. They learn to care for themselves, people, and the environment through daily actions.