At One World International School, we offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) for students aged 3 – 11. The IB PYP at OWIS is underpinned by the English National Curriculum to implement age appropriate learning outcomes.
What is the IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)?
The IB PYP is an engaging, student-centred curriculum that teaches children to become independent, lifelong learners and critical thinkers. Its transdisciplinary framework allows students to explore various topics across subject areas, rather than merely memorising facts or studying topics in isolation. This makes it possible for students to expand their skills and knowledge and apply them in real-world contexts.
The IB Primary Years Programme supports the whole child, nurturing students’ academic, social and emotional development. This all-encompassing framework also focuses on international-mindedness and universal values, key characteristics of dynamic citizens and leaders.
The IB PYP consists of 5 crucial elements that students need for lifelong learning and success:
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IB PYP Curriculum
OWIS’ IB Primary Years Programme provides a host of opportunities to help students become well-rounded leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Here are just a few examples of how we put the PYP into practice:
Service projects encourage children to get involved in the surrounding community, where they learn the value of serving others and making a difference.
Exhibitions and other special events foster teamwork and communication whilst enabling students to showcase their skills and talents.
Students learn to be responsible stewards of the environment by participating in initiatives aimed at conserving precious natural resources.
Students complete research and other projects using iPads, laptops and other devices. This teaches them not only to use technology responsibly but to become more adaptable as it continues to evolve.
Organised sports, class discussions and other collaborative activities help students appreciate different roles and perspectives, instilling in them a sense of respect for themselves and others.
Teachers take students' interests into account when planning the curriculum, empowering them to ask questions and take initiative to discover the answers.
Students explore topics across different subject areas. For example, a unit on sharing the planet might include science lessons on natural resources, social science lessons on communities and interdependence and mathematics lessons on calculating population growth.
Inquiry Led Framework
The PYP framework empowers students to take ownership of their learning through inquiry. This comprehensive approach also provides opportunities for teachers to collaborate so that they can hone their craft by staying current on best practices and innovative methods and learning new, creative ways to incorporate them into their classrooms. Our dynamic campus, with its flexible learning spaces and cutting-edge facilities, provides an ideal setting to implement the IB PYP. The IB PYP prepares children for subsequent secondary programmes and lays the foundation for students to become global citizens and leaders.
What does it feel like to be a part of the OWIS family?
OWIS places the children first. The ‘back to basics’ feeling of prioritising what matters forms the educational and social wellbeing of all students and is a plus for me. I also like that technology plays enough of a part within my children's studies but does not dominate basic skills towards literacy with reading, writing and presentation. There is very much a balance.
I love the international exposure, strong second language curriculum and less stressful environment compared to other international schools. The fees are reasonable too.
My son is growing there emotionally and intellectually. I can see the strong support of the teachers. It’s our second year with OWIS and the teachers are great; academically the results are amazing.
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