In Primary School children grow more aware of the learning process which is eventually separated from play and is often seen as duty. However, PLATON School believes that the starting point for the children’s journey to learning, regardless of their education level, relies on exploration, creativity and joy. Making good use of the framework provided by the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), we foster versatile and confident personalities well-equipped to build a bright academic future.

The pillars of the PYP curriculum

The transdisciplinary model extends across all three pillars of the PYP curriculum framework – the learner, learning and teaching, and the learning community.

  • The learner: describes the outcomes for individual students and the outcomes they seek for themselves (what is learning?)
  • Learning and teaching: articulates the distinctive features of learning and teaching (how best to support learners?)
  • The learning community: emphasizes the importance of the social outcomes of learning and the role that IB communities play in achieving these outcomes (who facilitates learning and teaching?)

The programme is implemented by way of a flexible framework with specific Key Elements:

  • The ΙΒ learner profile
  • International mindedness
  • Approaches to learning – ΑΤL
  • Agency
  • Action
  • The school community
  • Transdisciplinary learning
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Concept-based learning
  • Assessment
  • Flexible classrooms
  • Technology
  • Language

Agency is core to this programme. When it comes to making learning decisions, children have “voice, choice and ownership”!