Primary Years Programme (PYP) at AIS:
Year 1 (5 years) – Year 6 (11 years):

The PYP curriculum focuses on students becoming internationally minded and productive global citizens.  Throughout the year, the students participate in six transdisciplinary units of inquiry following the themes:

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organise ourselves and
  • Sharing the planet

All the concepts covered in numeracy, language arts, sciences, humanities and all individual disciplines will be covered under each of these transdisciplinary themes.This will create more real life situations where problems are not just simply “math problems,” but problems that need to use skills that are learned in all disciplines.

The PYP concludes with the PYP Exhibition, which has students use all of the skills they learned throughout the PYP to solve a problem within one of the transdisiciplinary themes. We focus on teaching students how to develop the skills necessary to utilise the information they gain in the later stages of their education.

All the major core subjects like Language, Math Humanities and Sciences are covered throughout the units, as well as:

  • Performing Arts
    • Dance
    • Drama and Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Physical, Social and Personal Education
    • Physical Education (PE)
    • Swimming
    • Personal and Social Education
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Modern Foreign Languages
    • French
    • Kiswahili and
    • Mother Tongue