The Primary Years Program shapes children’s learning throughout their Primary School years at WIS, defining the Units of Inquiry they spend time investigating, developing their conceptual understanding of many topics, and fostering attributes of international-minded students and qualities essential to becoming lifelong learners.
The PYP Exhibition is a culminating unit of study in Grade 5 and an opportunity for students to showcase the process they take when independently pursuing their own learning. Students work collaboratively to identify a central idea that relates to a real-world issue they want to tackle. Synthesizing all they have learned through their PYP years, students develop lines of inquiry, research their areas of focus, and work through a reflection-action cycle. The Exhibition allows students to demonstrate not only what they have learned about a topic of their choice, but also how they went about their learning. Each Grade 5 student makes a substantial, identifiable contribution to the Exhibition.