The Primary Years at BIS seamlessly integrates enrichment curriculum, emphasizing values like honesty, pride, integrity, and kindness. Our structured curriculum fosters independent and reflective learning, preparing students for the challenges of Middle school.
Language Arts and Mathematics form the core, complemented by cross-curricular connections spanning sciences, dance, drama, music, vocals, instrumental studies, visual arts, community service, personal and social education, and physical and health education. Alongside academic knowledge, students cultivate essential life skills such as independent learning, behavioural reflection, and collaborative teamwork. Attitudes and values are instilled to facilitate holistic development.
The culmination of the Primary Years is showcased through the PYP Exhibition in Year 5, where students exhibit and reflect upon their acquired knowledge and skills. This event provides a significant platform for students to demonstrate their learning journey, fostering confidence and a deep understanding of their capabilities.
The formal subjects and areas of learning are as follows:
In the PYP classroom, education encourages curiosity, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary connections through immersive units. Foundational skills in arithmetic and language are emphasised in PYP 1, leading to advanced concepts in PYP 2 and 3. PYP 4 introduces fractions and deeper musical understanding, while PYP 5 covers complex topics like space, time, and advanced grammar. Inquiry-based learning fosters academic excellence, holistic development, and ethical understanding, promoting personal responsibility.
In the personalised learning environments of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), students’ progress is evaluated through comprehensive observations, encompassing various aspects of their development. These evaluations focus on: