OCAC Suzhou provides a nurturing environment for children aged two to five. With guidance from the IB PYP curriculum, our students discover the joy of learning through a balance of play and structured activities.
Play is the main learning method for children aged 3-6, they learn how to make sense of the environment through inquiry activity.
Purposeful play is the child’s way of working and learning.
In the process, they acquire development of language, social contact, thinking, emotion, art, sports, etc. Play teaches children how to get along with others, cooperate and solve problems.
PYP Transdisciplinary Themes
It is an inquiry-driven concept-based curriculum framework that actively encourages students to ask questions and seek answers to the world around them. The curriculum is arranged and taught through transdisciplinary themed units of study known as the units of inquiry (UOI). Throughout the Early Years the students will be exposed to four out of the six themed units. The following themes are repeated at every grade level:
Inquiry-based learning involves:
WHO WE ARE?
HOW THE WORLD WORKS?
HOW WE ORGANIZE OURSELVES?
SHARING THE PLANET
WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME?
HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES?
A Typical Day includes the following activities