The PYP Program of Inquiry at SBS
The IB Primary Years Program (PYP) is a curriculum framework which centers around a series of transdisciplinary themes that address human commonalities.
The SBS Program of Inquiry (POI) was written by the faculty of Sunnybrook School. It reflects our philosphy, our knowledge and experience as educators, and the requirements of the Ministry of Education. It is a powerful learning document which we review and revise annually, keeping it relevant, challenging and engaging for our students.
Our POI helps students better understand themselves and their world through the disciplines of science, history, geography and social studies, as well as applications of language arts, math and art, and other areas of study. The pedagogy draws on contemporary methods, with a strong emphasis on constructivist learning and inquiry-based approaches.
The IB curriculum framework is designed around powerful concepts such as change, responsibility and perspective. The units of inquiry combine concepts with content knowledge in powerful central ideas that guide student inquiry.
Our goal is for our students to construct their own meaning as they explore concepts, build knowledge and develop skills. They collaborate with their peers to ask meaningful questions and pursue understanding in all areas of their learning. Through a purposeful blend of interesting content and intriguing presentation, children are drawn in and learning comes alive.