Primary Years Programme

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) includes Pre-School through
Grade 5. Throughout the year, students across Grades 1-5 explore six units of inquiry, which fall
under six transdisciplinary themes and incorporate six PYP subject areas: mathematics, science,
social studies, language, arts and personal, social and physical education. This inquiry-based
learning method enables students to construct understanding within the context of their own lives.


Examples of our Units of Inquiry in action include:


The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is first and foremost a transdisciplinary programme
organized around six themes of global significance. Additionally, there are six defined subject
areas that have value in themselves and provide students with knowledge and skills to explore the
six transdisciplinary themes; as well as a culminating Exhibition project.
PYP Transdisciplinary Themes:

• 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

Programme of Inquiry


Source: IBO.ORG