Primary Years

Kindergarten to Grade 5

At a Glance

Building a Strong Foundation

Our Primary Years Programme (PYP) for Kindergarten to Grade 5 students focuses on nurturing and developing young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. Within a safe and supportive environment, students are challenged to take risks, explore new ideas, and push themselves out of their comfort zones. By learning through inquiry, PYP students develop knowledge, conceptual understandings, and a strong academic foundation, becoming independent, confident, and curious learners. 

Program Benefits

A Future-Focused Education

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Our PYP students develop a robust spirit of inquiry, learning how to nurture curiosity and build a strong foundation of knowledge. 

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The curriculum focuses on students’ holistic development, promoting academic, social, physical, and emotional growth.

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With our tight-knit, supportive community, our committed teachers deliver a personalized learning experience for all students.

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Our passionate teaching faculty are experts in their fields, helping students develop confidence and a love of learning. 

Units of Inquiry

Exploring Ideas and Building Skills

  • Who We Are

    An inquiry into the nature of the self: beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social, and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and culture; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

  • Where We Are in Place and Time

    An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations, and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

  • How We Express Ourselves

    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.

  • How the World Works

    An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment. 

  • How We Organize Ourselves

    An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

  • Sharing the Planet

    An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution. 

Program Feature

Grade 5 Exhibition

Over a six-week period, Grade 5 students design and plan their own unit of study. Choosing their own topic, students form a small research group, conduct interviews, and ask questions, with an end goal of making a presentation to the school community. This experience gives students ownership of their learning and develops valuable skills in preparation for the Middle Years Programme. 

Enrichment

An Enhanced Education

We aim to provide our students with a variety of enriching activities to support their various interests. From after school sports, music classes, and art classes, to table top board games, STEM class, and more, Aspengrove strives to allow students to join in and learn many valuable skills, both on a team and on their own.

  • “Thank you so much for your exceptional care of our children. Not only are you teaching them the basics, you’re also encouraging them to grow into dynamic individuals. We are so appreciative of your guidance, support and hard work.”
    Leslie & Tony Harris
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    Our Faculty and Staff

    Meet the Aspengrove team, whose enthusiasm for learning, diverse skill sets, and student-centred care enrich our school community.

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