The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six Trans-disciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning. The PYP leads directly into the Middle Years Programme (MYP). It can also prepare learners for other inquiry based middle years programmes as most of the knowledge; skills and understanding that students acquire during PYP are readily transferable.
The PYP is a way of teaching and learning it is usually taught in conjunction with a curriculum which details more specific content. At DIA, Al Barsha we have planned to take the best from national curricula around the world and benchmark this content against Cambridge International Standards. The National Agenda requirements of UAE Social Studies and Moral Education have been mapped with our Units of Inquiry so that our students may experience authentic connections.