15 October 2018

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Newsletter articles: Reflection

In the last three terms, we have looked at the various components of the Primary Years Programme.

Term 2:

The transdisciplinary nature of the programme

How can I make a difference in the world? Action in the PYP

Transdisciplinary Learning in the PYP: Part 1

Transdisciplinary Learning in the PYP: Part 2

The PYP Exhibition: In preparation

Term 3:

The PYP Exhibition: In reflection

Looking at Central Ideas

A concept-driven curriculum

Key Concepts and Lines of Inquiry

Program of Inquiry Time Line

Term 4:

The PYP Mission Statement

The PYP Learner Profile

Teaching and learning goals for 2015


It is now time to celebrate our Year 5 boys as they transition to the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Although they will face many new challenges there will be three fundamental elements that continue on in their learning journey.

The first of these is the Approaches to Learning. These are 5 essential skills explicitly taught and assessed: Thinking, Research, Communication, Social and Self-Management. The second is the Learner Profile and the third is guided inquiry as an approach to learning.

All three areas are crucial for the development of your boys as life-long learners in a global community.

Mr Warwick Norman

Junior School Dean of Teaching & Learning