There are five key components to the IB/PYP curriculum: Attitudes, Knowledge, Key Concepts, Skills, and Action.Attitudes
There are twelve attitudes we want students to value and exhibit. They are interwoven throughout every aspect of the curriculum.
There are six transdisciplinary themes students will investigate throughout the school year. These themes are globally significant and cover concepts that are interconnected, can be addressed in all disciplines (subjects), and can be applied to real life.
Key ConceptsThere are eight key concepts that drive instructions through inquiry, questions, and investigation.
- Who We Are
- Where We Are in Place and Time
- How We Express Ourselves
- How the World Works
- How We Organize Ourselves
- Sharing the Planet
SkillsThere are five transdisciplinary skills students develop as they involve themselves in the learning environment.
- Form - What is it like?
- Function - How does it work?
- Causation - Why is it like it is?
- Change - How is it changing?
- Connection - How is it connected to other things?
- Perspective – What are the point of view?
- Responsibility – What is our responsibility?
- Reflection – How do we know?
- Thinking Skills
- Research Skills
- Self-management Skills
- Communication Skills
- Social Skills
Students are encouraged to reflect, to make informed choices and to take action that will help their peers, school staff, and the wider community.
These are student initiated responses to what they are understanding and learning about themselves and the world in which they live.