PYP Exhibition

The PYP Exhibition is a celebration of the Primary Years Program for students in Grade 5. Students carry out an extended, collaborative inquiry with the guidance of their teachers and mentors. It is an opportunity for them to apply the critical thinking and inquiry skills that they have acquired over the course of their PYP learning journey from ELC to Grade 5. 

Students choose a real-life issue or opportunity that they are passionate or curious about. They work together with their teachers to focus their inquiry, apply their knowledge and skills, investigate perspectives and make connections to self, the community and the world. They are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and to consider how they can take action to make a difference in the world. 

The central idea for the PYP Exhibition states a broad conceptual understanding that enables students to explore the concepts embedded in the transdisciplinary theme.

Students have planned their Exhibition under the PYP transdisciplinary theme, How we express ourselves. This is an inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Central Idea: Art forms can communicate important messages and inspire people to act and think.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • The choices artists make to express messages

  • Two more independently written by students

The Exhibition inquiry process culminates in a presentation to the school and wider community, in which students demonstrate attributes of the IB Learner Profile and international mindedness. There are many elements to the Exhibition, one of those being an Expression Element. The 2020 virtual PYP Exhibition has been designed to showcase each child's Expression Element, which is connected to one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals they wanted to investigate. Join us as we celebrate our first virtual PYP Exhibition...where we have discovered exciting ways of learning, collaborating, sharing our perspectives and action!