The six transdisciplinary themes that the PYP curriculum proposes for each of the five years of primary education and according to which the content proposed by the national curriculum is structured are:
Who we are
. Studying this theme, the children manage to get to know each other, to develop harmonious relationships with their family members, their friends and with the community they live in. The study of this theme encourages and guides the students into the knowledge of themselves and of themselves, of the values to guide them during their formation as adults.
- Where we are in place and time. Through this theme, children make a journey into the history of mankind, also understanding the link between individuals and society, between local and global perspectives. An insight into place and time, this theme makes students learn as much about types of houses, trips and expeditions, explorers, and human migrations. By studying this subject in detail, children are taught to connect the individual and civilizations, the outlooks from a local and global perspective.
- How we express ourselves. This theme invites students to discover and appreciate aesthetics. To develop healthy and harmonious relationships with those around them, it is important for our students to learn how to express their ideas, feelings and emotions. At the same time, it is necessary not only to seek and find ways to develop and use their creativity, but also to appreciate the beauty around them in all its forms.
- How the world works. Studying this theme, students understand not only the scientific principles and the way people use these principles, but also the impact of technological advances on society and the environment. This theme is a foray into nature and its laws, a foray that helps children understand vast concepts such as the biological environment and human societies, and how they work. Also thanks to this theme, students are able to understand how people use scientific principles for their own benefit and for the society, while being aware of the impact that technical and scientific progress has on society and the environment.
- How we organize ourselves. Through this theme, students understand the structure and function of the existing organizations in society, their economic activities and their impact on mankind and the environment. Each country has a certain structure and legislative bodies that lead it. By studying this theme, children are able to understand the structure and role of each organization, the way in which financial, economic and fiscal decisions are made; who has the right to make high-level decisions, but especially what decisions everyone has the right to take. Also, within this theme are studied aspects of economic activities and their impact on humanity and the environment.
- Sharing the planet. It is important to be aware that each individual has rights and obligations, but especially what they are. Studying this theme, the children will learn all these things and apply them in the long run. It is becoming more and more necessary for students to know what rights and responsibilities they have in terms of protecting the environment. It is also advisable to realize that the resources of this planet are not unlimited and that the way we take care of them influences the life of the planet, either in a positive or a negative way.
The exhibition is an important part of PYP. In the last year of the program, students engage in a collaborative, trans-disciplinary research process that involves them in identifying, investigating and delivering solutions to real-world challenges or problems. As a balancing experience in PYP, the exhibition gives children an extraordinary opportunity to demonstrate their independence and responsibility for their own learning.
By involving students in as many activities as possible in various fields, the Genesis Primary School aims at developing trans-disciplinary skills, capitalizing on multiple types of intelligence, and developing emotional intelligence, focusing on practical experiences that motivate them to learn and develop intellectually and emotionally.
In the afternoon, children benefit from additional training activities that ensure the progress of each pupil or which harness and highlight school performance and excellence.
In addition to the Romanian curriculum and the IB, the Genesis School organizes a rich extracurricular program addressed to all students, according to their inclinations and passions. The Genesis School is working consistently to increase student involvement and raise standards and performance through the variety of activities proposed.
The MYP curriculum includes 6 study areas: