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1 The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme at Kennedy School An introduction for new parents

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3 The Transdisciplinary Themes Who we are Inquiry into what it means to be human. Where we are in place and time Inquiry into orientation in place and time – local and global perspective. How we express ourselves Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas. How the world works Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world and human societies. Sharing the planet Inquiry into the rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things. How we organise ourselves Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities. The Transdisciplinary Themes are broad so Central Ideas are constructed to give a focus. This forms a Unit of Inquiry.

4 Subject Areas Language (English and Chinese) Mathematics Science Social Studies Arts (music, drama, dance, visual art) PSPE (personal, social and physical education)

5 Transdisciplinary Skills There are five skills areas: –Research Skills –Self-management Skills –Social Skills –Communication Skills –Thinking Skills

6 The Learner Profile IB learners strive to be: Inquirers Open-minded KnowledgeableCaring ThinkersRisk-takers CommunicatorsBalanced PrincipledReflective

7 Inquiry Based Learning Inquiry based learning allows students to be actively involved in their own learning and to take responsibility for that learning. Inquiry allows each student’s understanding of the world to develop in a manner and at a rate that is unique to that student. ________

8 How can parents support at home? Make time to discuss learning with your child. Keep informed by visiting the Virtual Learning Environment VLE on the Kennedy School website. Attend parent workshops throughout the year. Please any questions to:

9 Welcome to the PYP Welcome to Kennedy School


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