For children at Uplands who are 4 to 11 years old, we are proud to be offering the Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). In June 2006 we became the first school in Malaysia to be authorized by the IBO to offer their IB PYP.
Internationalism: the heart of the PYP
The aim of all IB programmes are to develop internationally minded people. This process begins in the IB’s Primary Years Programme and encourages students to recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet. We want our children to create a better and more peaceful world.
What is the Curriculum Framework?
The curriculum framework consists of five essential elements: concepts, skills, attitude, action and knowledge. The knowledge component is developed through inquiries into six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, supported and balanced by six subject areas.
What will my child be learning?
The IB PYP has designed a transdisciplinary curriculum which draws the individual disciplines together into a coherent whole, while preserving the essence of each subject.
Your child will:
- develop a deep understanding of important concepts
- conduct research into knowledge which has local and global significance
- acquire and practice a range of essential skills
- be encouraged to develop positive attitudes towards learning, the environment and other people.
- have the opportunity for involvement in responsible action and social service.
Our Programme of Inquiry at Uplands is available here and through this programme we seek to produce learners with the following profile:
The amount of specialist teaching varies in different age groups. But during the course of your child’s studies in Uplands’ primary, they will have specific timetable lessons in:-
For students who are experiencing difficulties working at the same level as their peers, we can offer help from our Learning Support team. This programme is usually assisting children whose education has been interrupted by moving countries, It is rare that we can help students who have specific learning difficulties. As with the ESL programme, we make no additional charge for this level of support.
Our annual ‘Leaning Journey’ is another great way to see what your child has been working on that term – from their point of view. You can come and spend time at school, where your child will show you around some of their classes and share their work with you in a structured way.
Parent-teacher conferences are held regularly throughout the year. These are formal meetings where you meet with the teachers to discuss your child’s progress.
Our Primary Assemblies are a time for sharing and a wonderful way to see your children in action! We have an open-door policy at Uplands and you are always welcome to come and meet with any of the teachers.