PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME
The Primary Years Programme at UWC Thailand International School encompasses Preschool to Grade 5. Students enrolled in the PYP explore a concept-driven curriculum, designed around Units of Inquiry. Within a Unit of Inquiry, students get an opportunity to shape their own learning through genuine inquiry, research, and reflection. The PYP curriculum balances inquiry with direct instruction to ensure students have the necessary knowledge in areas such as phonics, spelling, and math concepts. Our students academic experience is further enriched by dedicated class time for Art, Music, Physical Education, Thai Language and Culture, and Mindfulness practice. Our class sizes are modest, ensuring teachers have an opportunity to differenitate for student needs.
The curriculum is transdisciplinary, meaning it focuses on issues and concepts that go across subject areas. This provides students with the opportunity to construct meaning in the context of real life experiences. It is organised into three subsets:
1. The written curriculum, which explains what PYP students will learn;
2. The taught curriculum, which sets out how concepts are explored; and
3. The assessed curriculum, which details the principles and practice of effective assessment in the PYP.
The PYP culminates in the Grade 5 exhibition, in which students present collaborative inquiries based around a central theme. These projects display students’ critical thinking, research, analytical, and presentation skills.