PYP Programme

7 March 2017

Head of Primary Mr Richard Curtis presented this video as part of his PYP presentation this week.

Click on the image below to start the video.









On the evening we briefly covered:

 Education of children of today

  • We watched the YouTube clip ‘Shift Happens’ which highlights the changing nature of the workforce, including looking at new jobs that did not exist previously i.e. an App developer or millennial consultant.
  • Focussed on going beyond just a purely single subject academic understanding and looking at the need to apply our knowledge and skills to new contexts and across disciplines.
  • Discussing the impact of the internet and social media on the education of our boys, talking about both positive and negative perspectives.
  • Looking at the implications of different generations currently working side by side i.e. builder, boomers, gen x, gen y and millennials.

The elements of the PYP

  • Attitudes – 12 ways to approach life and learning
  • Skills – 5 areas of capability
  • Action – the practical application of learning
  • Concepts – 8 ways of looking at knowledge
  • Knowledge – what is worth knowing?

The benefits of the PYP for students

  • Prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
  • By choosing to implement the PYP, schools will develop students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.
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