Primary Years Programme Curriculum
The PYP curriculum stresses the importance of determining the existing knowledge that students bring to new experiences in order to allow children the opportunity to make connections between their previous and current perceptions.
The Programme of Inquiry
The subject areas within the PYP curriculum consist of mathematics, language, science, social studies, arts and personal, social and physical education and are organized under six transdisciplinary themes. These themes provide IST with the opportunity to incorporate local and global issues into the PYP curriculum and effectively allow students to “step up” beyond the confines of learning within subject areas. The six transdisciplinary themes within the PYP curriculum are: who are we, where we are in place and time, how we express ourselves, how the world works, how we organize ourselves and sharing the planet.