Primary Years Program (PYP)
AIS is currently a candidate school for the IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The PYP is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12, focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. Explored using knowledge and skills from six subject areas, and with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning, the programme is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance.
Sharing the planetAn inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
Who we are
An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
Where we are in place and time
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
How we organize ourselvesAn inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
How we express ourselves
An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
How the world works
An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.