PYP Parent Information Evenings Upper Elementary: Tuesday, October 30
Primary Years ProgramStudents in the 21st Century are faced with the challenge of learning about an interconnected world where knowledge is constantly developing. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme prepares students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.
A Balanced Curriculum In the PYP a balance is sought between gaining essential knowledge and skills, development of conceptual understanding, demonstration of positive attitudes, and taking responsible action.
Five Essential Elements In achieving this balance,the five essential elements of the written curriculum are emphasized:
Maintaining a Transdiscilinary programThe PYP program of inquiry is aimed at being trans- disciplinary
Mathematics in the PYP• Numeracy is a stand alone program focused on throughout the year• Integrate Data Handling, Measurement, Shape and Space, Pattern and Function into Unit of Inquiries• Group structures• Assessment - individual
Language Arts in the PYP Differentiated programs Spelling - Words their Way Reading, Writing - integrated into UOI connected by the skills Oral language - presentation skills
We serve the ESL students multiple times during the week.• In Class support aid students to understand UoI, words in context, writing and math• Pull out support (small group meetings) work on grammar & speaking English confidently
ESL GoalOur goal is to move the student up a language level each year. Since it takes 5-7 yrs to be proficient in a language, this will take time!