The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12.
It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, developing through an inquiry based approach, knowledge and skills from six subject areas - arts; language; mathematics; physical, social and personal education; science; and, social studies.
Students inquire into, and learn about these globally significant issues through the units of inquiry, each of which addresses a central idea relevant to a particular transdisciplinary theme.
Students are encouraged to reflect on their roles and responsibilities as learners and become actively involved in their learning.
Due to the nature of our student population with the majority of them still opting to move onto Italian schools, our school has incorporated and aligned the Italian National Curriculum learning objectives into the main school curriculum. Parents need, however, to be aware that content as well as methods and approaches to teaching and learning will be different to the traditional Italian school system and be willing to accept that this is part and parcel of the choice they have made when selecting our school.
Students who are in their final year of the programme are expected to carry out an extended, collaborative inquiry project, known as the exhibition, under the guidance of their teachers.
The exhibition represents a significant event in the life of both the school and student, synthesizing the essential elements of the programme of studies and sharing their learning with the whole school community.
During the exhibition students will also display the attributes of the Learner profile and the attitudes they have been developing throughout their engagement with the programme.