PYP Overview

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. 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

Click/Tap image to view four-page brochureSource: IBO Web Page

PYP Framework

Click/Tap image to view documentSource: Ellen Manson

Principles Into Practice Overview

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An Unofficial Inquiry Into the IB: One Insider’s View

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This article sheds some light on what the IB programs are today, and why independent schools might wish to consider it as a programmatic alternative.
Source: Core & More Education

Introducing PYP to Parents: A One-Hour Workshop

Click/Tap image to view/download 33-page slideshowSource: Toddle
This ready-to-use 1 hour workshop presentation explores the pedagogy of inquiry and invites participants to engage with the school curriculum.
In this family workshop, we will explore:
  • Why is inquiry important?
  • What does inquiry-driven learning look like in practice?
  • What their child is learning now and how might parents support this at home?

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

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The first 5 minutes talks about Toddle - Cindy's part starts at 5:00 min and walks you through 'A Visual Guide to the PYP' (right).Webinar Source: Cindy Blackburn & Toddle
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Source: Cindy Blackburn & Toddle [80 Pages] - Cindy's Twitter Page

Principles Into Practice Poster

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Toddle PYP Resources

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Toddle has created several PYP resources to support the implementation of the PYP. There are also resources for MYP and DP.

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