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KIS Primary Years Program
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development.
The PYP draws on research and best practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational framework for all children.
Curriculum documents are published in English, French and Spanish but schools may offer the programme in other languages under certain conditions.
The PYP is one of three programmes offered by the International Baccalaureate (IB).
What is the curriculum framework?
The curriculum framework consists of five essential elements: concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes, action. The knowledge component is developed through inquiries into six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, supported and balanced by six subject areas.
This is illustrated by the hexagon below.
The curriculum framework is further structured around three interrelated questions.
- What do we want to learn? The written curriculum.
- How best will we learn? The taught curriculum.
- How will we know what we have learned? The assessed curriculum.
How are students assessed?
Teachers assess students by selecting or designing methods of assessment appropriate to the learning outcomes they intend to capture.
Teachers also take into account the diverse, complicated and sophisticated ways that individual students use to develop and demonstrate their understanding.
The prime objective of assessing students' learning and performance is to give feedback to:
Students - to encourage the start of lifelong learning
Teachers - to support their reflection on what to teach and how to teach it
Parents - to highlight their child's learning and development.
KIS Elementary School
The Elementary School is a vital part of the KIS learning community. Preschool, Kindergarten and grades 1 - 5 are housed in large well-equipped classrooms supported by modern, up to date resources and facilities and shared with Middle School grades 6-8.
Spacious, airy and attractive buildings with stunning panoramic views of surrounding woodlands, valleys and the plains below provide a unique setting in which young children from many nations play and grow in peace.
KIS Elementary School Mission
KIS Elementary School strives to provide a holistic program and nurturing environment, where each child can develop intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. It is our goal that each KIS student will walk on the world stage, or in its quiet corners, caring, sharing and seeking justice.