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Early Years 3 > PYP 5 / Kindergarten > Grade 5

From 4.5 to 11 years old

The primary years programme at EIM enables students to take responsibility for their own learning and to acquire pivotal knowledge ands skills. Throughout their primary educational journey, they develop their natural curiosity as well as key traits such as empathy, resilience and the ability to work in a team. 

Six trans-disciplinary themes...
  1. Who we are?
  2. Where we are in place and time?
  3. How we express ourselves?
  4. How the world works?
  5. How we organize ourselves?
  6. Sharing the planet
...explored via key subjects.
  • English
  • French
  • Maths
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Studies
  • Drama
  • Visual Arts
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Physical, Social and Emotional Education

Early Years Programme at EIM

Early Years student

Inquiry-based learning and play
Through inquiry-based learning and play, EIM's Early Years class aims to engage and stimulate young students and nurture their academic, personal and social development. Specifically, the overall goals of our Early Years programme are to encourage children to:

  • Make choices and decisions
  • Use materials in flexible and imaginative ways
  • Initiate inquiry and ask questions
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Sustain their interests and extend their knowledge
  • Develop an understanding of themselves and the world around them

The class is taught mostly in English but students will be exposed to and learn in French as well.

Learning through play
We encourage our Early Years students to explore, investigate and play through activities chosen by them and activities initiated by an adult. To support learning through play, our classroom environments are set up so students can move freely around clearly defined areas for reading, writing, art, construction, imaginative play, science and mathematics.

Supportive, caring teachers
Absolutely key to the successful delivery of our Early Years Programme are our fully qualified and experienced Early Years teachers. Because of our small class size, they can focus on the academic and social development of each child and support them appropriately.

Primary by subjects



I think this school is good for me because I have good friends. It is a nice school and teachers are very kind. There is a huge playground and I can learn theatre. 

PYP4 student

PYP model

What is the PYP curriculum?

For more information about the PYP curriculum framework, visit the IB Primary Years Programme in the IBO webpages


Advanced  bilingual vs English in PYP


All classes are taught in English except for French Language Acquisition.


PYP 2-5:  Units of inquiry will be taught in both English and French.

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