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Primary Years (Grades 1-5)


Elements of the PYP

The MYP is a conceptually driven framework that encourages students to connect concepts or ‘big ideas’ across subject groups with the world outside. All units use one key concept and a variety of related concepts to support conceptual teaching and learning.

All MYP units have a ‘statement of inquiry’. This is a meaningful statement that expresses the big idea of the unit, guides student inquiry, and prompts connections outside of the unit. It is constructed by combining the key and related concepts with the global context.

The IB has identified a set of ten attributes for the learner profile in order to nurture active, compassionate, and lifelong learners. These IB learner profile attributes are at the heart of all four IB programs and represent the IB’s mission in action.

At YHIS, we prioritize developing essential 'Approaches to Learning' (ATLs) skills for our students. These skills encompass thinking, self-management, social, research, and communication abilities, all designed to empower students in learning how to learn. These ATLs are integral to our educational approach