15 October 2018

Primary Years Programme: Inquiry Learning

As an IB PYP school, we use a guided inquiry approach to learning and teaching. Inquiry-based units of work, referred to as units of inquiry, are the focus for learning. The boys experience what it is like to think and act like scientists, historians, mathematicians etc.

In our inquiry-based classrooms there is increased emphasis on real life situations, decision-making, problem solving, research and action.

Teachers across the Junior School collaboratively plan to ensure the boys are actively:

  • Exploring, wondering and questioning
  • Experimenting and playing with possibilities
  • Researching and seeking information
  • Collecting data and reporting findings
  • Clarifying existing ideas and reappraising events
  • Deepening understanding through the application of a concept or rule
  • Making and testing theories
  • Making predictions and acting purposefully to see what happens
  • Elaborating on solutions to problems.

Mr Warwick Norman

Junior School Dean of Teaching & Learning