Primary Curriculum Overview
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum framework for primary education. The programme seeks to develop internationally minded students with the attitudes, profiles, skills, and knowledge to take action in response to their inquiries and help create a better and more peaceful world. The PYP started being developed in the early 1990s, and is now used in quality schools around the world.
The Oberoi International School (OIS) received authorization in December 2012. The PYP at OIS runs from nursery through grade 5. Through the PYP pedagogy, students engage in guided inquiry to develop learners that are socially responsible, creative, knowledgeable, respectful, and celebrate their learning.
The curriculum is organized through six transdisciplinary themes that focus on big ideas or understandings. The six-transdisciplinary themes from the PYP are Who we are, Where we are in place and time, How we organize ourselves, How the world works, How we express ourselves, and Sharing the planet.
Our programme is transdisciplinary in nature. Students engage in content across curricular-guided inquiry. Science and social studies are fully integrated and math, communication, arts, music, physical education, and second or home language instruction is integrated where it fits naturally. Some content is taught through stand-alone instruction.
The PYP is a transdisciplinary approach to education that focuses on developing student connection developing understandings of big ideas or Themes.
What this means is that student engage in the studies to understand the 6 big ideas of who we are, where we are in place and time, how we organize ourselves, sharing the planet, how we express ourselves, and how the world works.
Information Technology (ICT) at OIS is integrated within the classroom and is used by students to investigate, create, communicate, collaborate, and organize their learning. This takes place through library and technology specialists working with the teachers and students collaboratively during explorations.