Lower School Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Scope and Sequences at the International School of Belgrade
The purposes of the ISB PYP scope and sequence documents are:
  • To provide information to the whole school community about teaching and learning in each subject area.
  • To make transparent the essential elements of the PYP in the context of the subject areas; the knowledge skills and understanding that are developed in a transdisciplinary programme.
Each of the subject areas has a significant role within the context of the school’s programme of inquiry. The programme of inquiry provides opportunity for learning both about and through the subject areas. The pedagogy of inquiry is pervasive and applies to all learning across the curriculum.
In the PYP there are six subject areas:
ISB also offers MOVEMENT AND DANCE for PK, KG and G1 students which combines elements of the dramatic arts and physical education programme.
As we constructed our written curriculum, we drew heavily on the frameworks provided by the International Baccalaureate (IB), using each of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) Scope and Sequence documents. Much of our wording is taken from those documents directly or has been re-phrased to maintain the integrity of the IB stance and provide key information at community level.
We therefore acknowledge the following document:
Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for International primary education. (2014). 3rd ed. [eBook] Cardiff:
International Baccalaureate, pp.68-138. Available at: http://www.ibo.org [Accessed 16 Jun. 2014].