Raffles World Academy (RWA) is an IB World School. We are authorized to implement the International Baccalaureate Primary Years programme (IBPYP).

The teaching and learning in the PYP is child-centered. The focus is on trans-disciplinary themes which link different areas of study. The student learns through inquiry. The importance of traditional subject areas is acknowledged as components of the PYP curriculum model: language & mathematics; social studies; science; personal, social and physical education; ICT; and the arts.

The five essential elements of the PYP including knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action are expected in each of the grade levels at RWA. It should be noted that we recognize that learning is a developmental process in which students construct meaning from new experiences that builds on prior knowledge and that it is not always linear or age related.

Given below is the link to our Primary Years Curriculum Guide that provides general information about the curriculum, our approach to teaching and learning in the Primary School and tries to answer questions that you may have about our curriculum. Please take the time to read the curriculum guide which outlines, in detail, the curriculum that we offer in the Primary School.

PYP Subject Scope and Sequence

The PYP Subject Scope and Sequence is designed to give the RWA community an overview of the skills and concepts students will be learning from KG1 to Grade 5. It identifies both conceptual understanding and learning objectives for every grade in a progressive order.

Our Scope and Sequence has been developed combining both the concepts of the Primary Years Programme with the rigorous objectives of the UK National Curriculum. This combination ensures students are challenged by both doing and understanding different skills and concepts. The skills and concepts are organized both vertically and horizontally across all primary grades to give students continuous engagement with important skills and concepts covered in the curriculum.

It is important to note that all students are on their personal learning journey. This means that some students in the grade may be working above or below the objectives of their grade level. Parents are encouraged not to worry, but instead organize a meeting with their teacher to get a better understanding of their child’s learning journey and academic progress.

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