About PYP

About PYP

At KAS, we offer an inquiry-based, trans-disciplinary curriculum framework to our PYP Learners (KG – Grade5) that builds conceptual understanding and enables them to become caring, compassionate and life-long learners.

KAS offers transformative experiences for students, teachers, and the wider school community. We focus on implementing the best educational practices that have both local and global significance that help nurture our young children to adapt to the challenges in our rapidly changing world. In line with IB learning, our PYP students are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of others, whilst at the same time appreciating their own identities and being proud of their cultural heritage. The school provides a supportive and challenging environment where students are encouraged to become responsible and independent learners.

What are the benefits of Primary Years Programme

Elementary students in PYP
  • Learn through inquiry and a concept-driven curriculum. This allows them to be active participants in their learning by asking questions, exploring ideas, and sharing knowledge with their peers.
  • Learn how to apply the knowledge and skills they gain from each subject to other issues and areas.
  • Develop knowledge, conceptual understanding, skills, and attributes of the IB Learner Profile to make a positive difference in their own lives, their communities, and beyond.
  • Learn through differentiated experiences that accommodate a range of abilities and learning styles.

By developing the attributes of the IB Learner Profile, students also learn how to demonstrate respect for themselves and others, develop international-mindedness by working with others for a shared purpose and take positive action for change.

PYP Curriculum

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.

Field Trips & Outreach

For our PYP students, curricular and co-curricular activities are integrated into the Transdisciplinary units of Inquiry

Student Life

For our PYP students, curricular and co-curricular activities are integrated into the Transdisciplinary units of Inquiry.

The pillars of the PYP curriculum framework

The transdisciplinary model extends across all three pillars of the PYP curriculum framework—the learnerlearning and teaching, and the learning community.

  • The learner: describes the outcomes for individual students and the outcomes they seek for themselves (what is learning?)
  • Learning and teaching: articulates the distinctive features of learning and teaching (how best to support learners?)
  • The learning community: emphasises the importance of the social outcomes of learning and the role that IB communities play in achieving these outcomes (who facilitates learning and teaching?).