The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) aims to help students develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to excel not only in their studies but also in their personal growth.The PYP is a process led, inquiry based curriculum that encourages students to ask questions and seek answers about the world around them. It helps students to become independent, confident thinkers and learners from an early age. The programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, trans-disciplinary themes and to consider the links between them .The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) is underpinned by six trans-disciplinary themes around which learning is planned.

These are:

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.


The 5 Essential elements of PYP are: Knowledge, Skills, Concept, and Attitudes & Action

Knowledge - which is both disciplinary & trans-disciplinary is represented by traditional subject areas - language, mathematics, science, social studies, arts and PSPE.

Skills - which are the broad capabilities students develop and apply during learning and in life beyond the classroom.

Concepts - which students explore through structured inquiry in order to develop coherent, in-depth understanding, and which have relevance both within and beyond subject areas

Attitudes - which contribute to international-mindedness and the wellbeing of individuals learning communities, and connect directly to the IB learner profile.

Action - which is an expectation in the PYP that successful inquiry leads to responsible, thoughtful and appropriate action.