PYP Program

PYP 1 to PYP 5

Primary school follows the integration of  a primary years programme along with the enrichment programme of BIS, and ensures that students moving to other international schools have an easy transition with the demands of the curriculum. We believe that all students should benefit from the rich experiences that life in India provides and have adapted the curriculum to maximise the opportunities which exist here. A strong emphasis on honesty, pride, integrity, and kindness  is tied in with the school Learner Profile attributes. With our  well-defined curriculum, students grow into being well-rounded, happy and responsible individuals. .Students in Primary Years Program are encouraged to learn through a sense of Inquiry to develop into independent, reflective learning.  The focus here is to provide continuity and progression in learning for all students as they move on to the rigour of PYP.

Language  and maths are vital and are combined with rich and exciting cross-curricular integrations established through the areas of UOI, , sciences, dance, drama, music, and Personal, and Social Education,  And Physical and Health Education. The skills of independent learning, behavioral reflection, cooperation with others are also developed along with attitudes and values to ensure progression in the development of essential life skills at this young age.  The formal subjects and areas of learning are as follows:

  • English 
  • Hindi
  • German / French 
  • Marathi – Club Language
  • Mathematics
  • UOI – amalgamation of sciences and social studies.
  • Performing Arts – Music, Dance, Drama, Singing
  •  Music (instruments)- Keyboard, Drums, Guitar, Percussion instruments. 
  • Digital Literacy (IMac, IPad, Windows)
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and Product Design.
  • PHE (Physical Education, open ended play, indoor games, outdoor games, skill play i.e. swimming/ skating) 
  • Visual Art – Art, Craft , Sculptures, Display Art, Calligraphy 
  • Behavioural Reflection – Personal, Social and Behavioural Education (PSEB)
  • Elocution
  • General awareness integrated with World Perspectives
  • B-CAN Community Action Network
  • PYP 5 Exhibition.

Class may begin with questions by the facilitator and responses from the students are guided to allow them to think beyond the apparent. Creativity Activity and Service – Fun version of B-CAN elements are included in engagements for this age group. Learning environments are personalised and learning goals are evaluated by

  • The ability to express oneself in oral and written form and, where appropriate, to remember facts accurately and use them constructively.
  • Use of Oral and written Language.
  • The ability to apply knowledge through practical tasks, problem solving, investigation skills. 
  • The development of personal and social skills, such as the ability to work with others and take on a leadership role within a group.
  • The development of confidence that comes through self-discipline and the commitment to learn and persevere even when tasks seem difficult.

At BIS the  learning outcome of each student is shared with their parents four times  a year . Three times in a PFSC – Parent Facilitator Student Conference and one time  with a Student Led Conference where the students themselves demonstrate their  own learning  graph and lead the conference, taking ownership of the whole process

Do visit the school and meet with our PYP Coordinator for any queries regarding the programme.

BLISS International School, Pune is a candidate school* for International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

**Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

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