IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)has identified six areas of knowledge called transdisciplinary themes, that are of lasting significance for students in PYP schools anywhere in the world in the Programme of Inquiry. They are:
- 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
PYP units of inquiry enable students to incorporate perspectives from different subject areas (science, social studies, language, mathematics, physical education, arts (music, dance, visual arts, drama) to develop understandings of concepts.
Assessment in an IB Primary Years Programme school is to help students develop the elements of learning: the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastering of skills and the decision to take action. The prime objective of assessment in the PYP is to provide feedback on the learning process to grow and develop. Assessments enhance learning and provide opportunities for students to reflect on what they know, understand and can do.
To know more about IB PYP and IBO please visit- http://www.ibo.org