EARLY YEARS

At Amity International School Amsterdam students in Early Years (3-6 years old) learn and develop through an inquiry and play-based curriculum. Through play our children explore and develop learning experiences which help them make sense of the world around them. Our programme embraces that young children thrive when they are interested, engaged and active in their own learning. At AISA, this inquiry and play-based approach is underpinned by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. The PYP promotes the exploration of global and local issues through relevant and engaging units of inquiry. These units are guided by four transdisciplinary themes and integrate learning in language, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts, as well as developing personal, social and physical education. Learning experiences are meaningful, inclusive and multi-sensory, in order to provoke the students’ natural curiosity and interests. The PYP encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning and challenges them to become active world citizens through the IB learner profile. The whole school community are actively involved in creating a holistic learning environment.

Find out more about the IB Primary Years Programme: http://www.ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme/

Amity International School Amsterdam is a candidate school* for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

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Early Years 1

In Early Years 1, children interact in a play-based environment, multi-sensory, hands-on learning experiences. We attend to their emotional and social well-being alongside their development, through exploring the world around us.

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Early Years 2

In Early Years 2, we aim to support and reinforce a child's natural curiosity and wonder about the world and its habitats. Children will explore how we process and understand the world Later we learn about different cultures, traditions .

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Early Years 3

In Early Years 3, students discover how our choices help us to build relationships and investigate their own unique characters. Our role in sharing the planet is explored, with students learning how to take care of living things such as plants and animals.

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