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Primary School Program

PYP: Primary Years Programme

El Primary School Program (PEP) de international Baccalaureate® is a curricular framework designed for students from 3 to 12 years that prepares them to face the intellectual challenges that will arise in their subsequent studies and in their professional lives. It focuses on the integral development of the child and its capacity for inquiry and discovery, both in the classroom and in the world that surrounds it.

International Baccalaureate®

10 Reasons

why the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is ideal for training active students who learn throughout their lives
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Traditional versus PEP

The contents go from being THEMES To be CONCEPTUAL. This is the big difference between traditional teaching and learning with IB methodology.

PYP Elementary Program Model

Integral formation

Educating students of these ages necessarily involves stimulating all their areas of development: motor, emotional, cognitive and intelligences, to achieve a harmonious and balanced development of the student.


The process of thinking construction starts from the students' previous knowledge to link them with new learning and thus organize their thinking schemes, deepening understanding. These new mental constructions are enriched by interaction with colleagues, which convert the learning of content into something meaningful.

The teachers

The IB work method transforms the teacher into a guide, ceasing to be the central axis of the classroom and transferring this role to the students, who must be an active part of their learning.


The IB establishes 6 Transdisciplinary Topics which are the basis on which the Program of Inquiry. These topics are addressed from different areas to establish a deeper knowledge and from different perspectives.

Three-dimensional model

This model considers that the isolated content is not the most important, but the acquisition of knowledge, deepening in key concepts, which are the basis for achieving generalization of learning and transfer to situations of daily life, achieving the understanding of great ideas which are the ones that organize the world.

High levels of Thought

The PYP curriculum and all IB programs teach students not only to know but also to think. Prioritize thinking and understanding, promoting the transfer of knowledge and skills. This way of working helps them achieve high levels of thinking.

The Units of Inquiry

From Infant Education 3 years to 6º of Primary Education, the subjects of natural Sciences y social Sciences they are developed through Units of Inquiry. The LOMCE contents are taught in their entirety forming part of the Program of Inquiry (POI) transdisciplinary

The Inquiry Program is exclusive to each College. The Faculty, together with the Academic Direction and the Guidance Department, have carefully analyzed the contents of these two subjects in the Infant and Primary stages, distributing them in the 6 Transdisciplinary Topics . For each course, each transdisciplinary theme gives rise to a Unit of Inquiry.

Although the rest of the subjects work in a disciplinary manner, connections will be established, whenever possible, with the units of inquiry.

Panel of the Program of Inquiry . The first line shows the 6 Transdisciplinary Topics. Each box documents one Unit of Inquiry for a certain age group. In 3, 4 and 5 Infant Education years 4 Units of Inquiry are developed per course. In Primary Education, 6 Units of Inquiry are developed per course with a maximum duration of 6 weeks each.

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The PEP class

The implementation of the PEP Program implies changes in the morphology of the classrooms. Press the images to enlarge.

Forming teams

Knowing how to collaborate and cooperate is a basic learning that enables them for their lives.

Everyone participates

In the processes of inquiry it is essential that students share and carry their previous knowledge in the group, to advance towards the deep knowledge required by each unit of inquiry.

Classroom library

The classrooms have a library where you can find more information about the topics of inquiry. It is composed of textbooks of the subjects of Natural Sciences and Social Sciences of different publishers, and also other books selected to contain relevant information for the inquiries to be made.

Uniting classrooms

On some levels the classrooms communicate through sliding doors. This allows the creation of innovative work spaces that modify the classroom-group concept and achieve the exchange of experiences and peer learning.

Classroom cork

It allows to show the works of the students, while it makes visible the key aspects of the research program in which they are at that moment.

ICT, one more resource

New technologies and, especially, tablets and computers, are classroom resources that favor access to information more immediately and updated.

The PEP and families

Many parents have consulted their way of collaborating in the formation of their children before the methodology of the PEP program. Next we make some suggestions that families can value.

  1. The PYP seeks to instill in its children a series of values ​​defined in the Student Profile . It is convenient that from the family establish guidelines consistent with these principles.
  2. From a very young age, encourage your children's personal autonomy and collaboration in housework. That they feel active members of the family and not the center of the universe.
  3. Establish rules that lead to clear routines. Always leave time for rest, family life and also for homework and study. Make sure that your children have a specific site for the study, quiet and without distractions (phones, TVs, etc).
  4. Take the opportunity to make your children think when they ask them questions, trying that, by questions that you do to them, they are the ones that come to the answer. Look for examples of application in other contexts. This will make what they have learned remember it in the future and associate it with new situations.
  1. Ask your children to show you and explain the Inquiry Notebook. Ask questions about what you are working on, as this will reinforce what you have learned.
  2. Keep frequent contacts with the Tutor. The Digital Platform of the School is a good medium. In the PEP program it is essential that parents know and value what their children are learning in each Unit of Inquiry. It is very important that they transmit to the tutor their appreciation of what their children have learned because the method needs a constant evaluation of its generalization, and finding the application of what has been learned in the real world is fundamental.
  3. "Play" the mathematics with the materials they propose. Note that the methods of mathematics have evolved and sometimes the procedures your children use will be different from the ones you know. Have confidence in the new methods that we implant in the School, they are very tested and their results are magnificent.
  4. Supervise that your children do homework but never do it. If you organize them or think for them, you can never do it alone.

Adriana Álvarez

PYP Coordinator

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Profile of the International Baccalaureate Learning Community

The PEP teaches based on understanding y assess understanding. Children understand when they are able to apply what they have learned to new situations in an appropriate way.

The constant attention of Profile of the Learning Community promotes a solid formation in values.

The student focuses his efforts on understanding, relating, organizing, building his own learning.

They are taught why they should know something and how it connects with other issues and the world around them.

Synergistic thinking is essential for intellectual development. Synergy can be defined as an interaction between two agents that results in a greater effect than that generated by each agent by itself. The thought that lacks this factual-conceptual interaction can be superficial. In the absence of a curricular design that requires this intellectual interaction, memorized knowledge can be confused with deep understanding. It is not enough to know the definitions of the concepts, nor to know only the objective data.

The objective data is not transferred; they are linked to a time, a place or a situation. Knowledge is transferred at the conceptual level when concepts, generalizations and principles are applied in different global contexts and situations. One of the essential skills for life in the 21st century is the ability to use the level of conceptual thinking to relate new and previous knowledge, to perceive patterns and connections between different examples of the same concept or conceptual understanding, and to establish patterns and organize an increasingly vast information base. Another mandatory aspect of IB programs is the transfer of processes and skills across multiple disciplines and contexts in order to deepen understanding and improve performance.

Lynn Erikson

In the PYP, a balance is sought between the acquisition of essential skills and knowledge, the development of conceptual understanding, the demonstration of positive attitudes and the decision to act responsibly.

To achieve this balance, emphasis is placed on the five essential elements of the written curriculum that are presented below:

  • Knowledge: Relevant and relevant content that we want students to explore and know, taking into account their previous experiences and understanding.
  • Concepts: Important ideas that have relevance within each disciplinary area but that also transcend them, and that students should explore more than once to achieve a deep and coherent understanding.
  • Abilities: The capacities (related to a specific discipline or transdisciplinary) that students must demonstrate to achieve their goals in a changing world full of challenges.
  • Attitudes: Mood dispositions that express values, convictions and fundamental feelings about learning, the environment and people.
  • Action: Evidence of deeper learning and responsible behavior through responsible actions; practical manifestation of the other essential elements.

Although the five essential elements are presented in the written curriculum, they are reflected in all aspects of the PYP curricular model.

These five essential elements that students need to be successful in life are the basis of the curriculum framework of the PYP. Schools use these five elements to build a curriculum for international primary education that is rigorous, stimulating, transdisciplinary, interesting, relevant and meaningful.

El Program of Inquiry (POI) It is organized in a table where the six transdisciplinary themes are located on the horizontal axis and the age groups are located on the vertical axis. The organization of the curriculum around the six transdisciplinary themes contextualizes the students' learning and allows them to develop their understanding of the topics based on a balanced set of knowledge, concepts and skills.

Each transdisciplinary topic includes a description that explains what the students will investigate in the context of the topic. This description is used as a point of reference to ensure the relevance of the central ideas that are addressed. This tool guarantees the balance of the units of inquiry in each topic.

All aspects of the descriptions of transdisciplinary topics are explored at some point in the program of inquiry. The 6 Transdisciplinary Topics and their descriptors are the following:

The traditional model based on memorization, in which facts and dates are studied, leads students to lower levels of thinking, thus being on the first steps of the ladder.

IB programs, in which knowledge is a base that leads to concepts, principles and generalizations, leads students to develop high levels of thinking, reaching the top of the graph.

In each unit of inquiry, a central idea, which will help the students to understand the specific transdisciplinary subject with which it is related, and will allow them to stimulate and expand their previous knowledge.

Concepts The school's inquiry program should offer opportunities for a deeper exploration of the eight key concepts of the PYP, thus fostering the development of conceptual understanding.

Lines of inquiry. They clarify and develop the understanding of the central idea. They define the scope of the inquiry and help focus the student's investigation.