Curriculum

STEAM PHILOSOPHY

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STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math education. We focus on these areas together because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success. Students who are exposed to STEAM teaching techniques are innovators and critical thinkers. STEAM skills are increasingly necessary to engage in a knowledge-based learning for students to obtain academic success throughout their schooling. Some STEAM activities that we engage our students in at Learning Ladders are:

  • Five senses centers
  • Sink or float experiments
  • Recycling activities
  • Sorting activities
  • Balance and measurement centers
  • Pattern blocks
  • Creating and building different 3D structures
  • Compare and contrast observations

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PRIMARY YEARS

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The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is developed for students to connect classroom experiences with outside situations. Students acquire skills such as problem solving and critical thinking skills to apply in life. Students also gain positive attitudes by attaining knowledge about others cultures, beliefs, differences and similarities. We work with the IB Learner Profile and the five essential elements- knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and actions, to construct a rigorous and challenging primary curriculum for international education that equip young students for successful lives both now and in the future. (This is the excerpt of the Transition to PS)

The IB PYP focuses on a balanced curriculum which entails vertical and horizontal alignment of the Programme of Inquiry and each Unit of Inquiry.  Vertically, each grade level builds on the prior knowledge of the previous grade level and horizontally, there’s a balance of knowledge, skills, concepts, attitudes and action at each grade level.