Primary Years Programme (PYP) Overview

This page provides current inquiry-based resources and general insight into the International Baccalaureate Primary years Programme (PYP). A complete explanation is provided by the IBO in the PYP document, From Principles into Practice. Due to IBO copyright requirements only a limited amount of information has been quoted From Principles into Practice. To view the entire document a school must be authorized by the IBO. Find out more about becoming an IB World School HERE.

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) Explained

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.

Introduction to the PYP

Source: IBO Web Page

PYP Framework Brochure

PYP Programme Brochure.pdf
Source: IBO Web Page

Principles Into Practice Poster

PYP Principles Into Practice.pdf

Principles Into Practice Overview

Summary of PYP Elements 1 Page.pdf

PYP Framework

Summary of PYP Framework Enhanced Model.pdf

Unpacking the PYP: Webinar & A Visual Guide to the PYP

The following two resources give a very good overview of understanding the PYP. The resources cover:

    • What are essential parts of transdisciplinary Learning that we need to know, understand, and be able to do

    • How to use the Approaches to Learning while designing units of inquiry and learning experiences

    • What are some go-to strategies to make inquiry happen in the classroom

The first 5 minutes talks about Toddle - Cindy's part starts at 5:00 min.Webinar Source: Cindy Blackburn & Toddle [58:00]

A Visual Guide to the PYP - From Principle to Practice

Source: Cindy Blackburn & Toddle [80 Pages] - Cindy's Twitter Page

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