The IB Primary Years Programme prepares students to be lifelong learners
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is one of the four programmes offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and is offered to children aged 3 – 12. It nurtures and develops young students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.
The Six subject groups are Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social studies, Arts and Personal, social and physical education.
Unit of Inquiry (UOI) encourages students to make connections across subjects
小学项目主要以UOI(Unit of Inquiry)即“探究单元”为载体开展，围绕每个单元的中心思想，打破传统学科界限，将语文、数学、科学、社会学的核心知识融为一体，开展超学科探究学习。
UOI provides students with the opportunity to combine the core knowledge of Chinese, Maths , Science and Social Studies through the overarching central idea of each unit.
Inquiry-based teaching helps develop a deeper understanding of the real world.
Inquiry is the leading pedagogical approach of the PYP. LZCGS Primary Section emphasizes that the students should inquire and construct understanding through realistic contexts. Teachers are facilitators rather than instructors or explainers of knowledge.
Diversified criterion-related assessment encourages students to work towards certain targets.
Teachers evaluate students through formative and summative assessment. These assessments are based on specific criterias that apply to the students’ coursework, products, tests, presentations, surveys, reports and many other learning tasks.
Small-sized class helps realize the tailor-made education.
LZCGS Primary Section offers small-sized classes with a maximum of 28 students. Students are grouped according to their pace of learning. Teachers remain in the classroom with students throughout the day and work collaboratively, providing individual attention to every child. Thus, tailor-made education can be witnessed.