Head: Ira Ghosh
Coordinator: Khushboo Kharat
Age Range: 3-11 years
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a transdisciplinary programme of international education. The Primary school follows an inquiry based methodology. At Victorious Kidss Educares emphasis is on the development of inquiry skills and the nurturing of inquiry attitude that involves questioning, exploring, contemplating and researching on various topics of interest, this in turn creates lifelong learners.
- Language of instruction – English
- Second Language – Hindi /French
- Club Language – German /Japanese /Sanskrit /French /Hindi
- Mother Tongue Club
- Social studies
- Personal, Social & Physical Education
- Other Sports – Swimming /Skating/ Lawn Tennis
- Visual Art
- Performing Art – Music: Vocal and Instrumental
- Performing Art – Dance: Classical and Freestyle
- Tools used – ICT, iPad & Library
We have a curriculum which is concept-driven. Importance is given to acquiring skills in real life context and exploring content that is appropriate to students; transcending the boundaries of the traditional subjects making it more applicable in real life scenarios.
Five essential elements of the curriculum:
This propels the process of inquiry about the form, function, causation, change, connection, perspective, reflection and responsibility.
Thinking, communication, social, research and self-management skills are developed throughout the process of inquiry.
PYP promotes the attitude of appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect and tolerance.
Students are encouraged to help their peers, school staff and the wider community by applying knowledge to service and positive action.
Significant, relevant content that we wish the students to explore and know about, taking into consideration their prior experience and understanding. PYP has identified themes or areas of knowledge which organize the 6 units of inquiry.
The Six Transdisciplinary Themes are
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 ourselves?
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; 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.
- Sharing the planet
An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
These themes provide a framework for teachers to design units of inquiry that incorporate district/state/national learning standards as well as opportunities for students to develop the skills, attitudes, concepts and knowledge needed to become international-minded and life-long learners.
This is supported and balanced by skills and knowledge from the 6 traditional subject areas towards the development of a child.