Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The Walford Junior School follows the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate, which focuses on the development of the whole child, in the classroom but also in the world outside. It offers a framework that meets the academic, social, emotional, physical, cultural and spiritual needs of young children.
Junior School staff cover the following subject areas - Languages: English and French (from Year 3), Mathematics, Social Studies. Science and Technology, The Arts: Music and Visual Arts and Personal, Social and Physical Education. The curriculum provides opportunities for every child to develop a deep understanding of important concepts, conduct research into knowledge, which has local and global significance, acquire and practise a range of essential skills, develop positive attitudes towards learning, the environment and other people and become involved in responsible action and social service.
These essential elements are applied in a context defined by six transdisciplinary themes -Who we are, Where we are in place and time, How we express ourselves, How the world works, How we organise ourselves and Sharing the planet