Grade 3 students showcase "How we express ourselves" | Aga Khan Academies

Grade 3 students showcase "How we express ourselves"

30 January 2023

Our Grade 3 students just completed their Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of inquiry "How we express ourselves", which is an exploration of the ways in which people communicate their ideas, beliefs, and emotions through different forms of expression. This unit promotes critical thinking, creativity, and inquiry-based learning while encouraging students to develop their communication and collaboration skills.

An important aspect of all the units of inquiry is that they are trans-disciplinary. This means that the unit of inquiry draws on knowledge and skills from a range of subject areas, including language, arts, music and PSPE. Through inquiry-based learning, students investigated how people from different cultures and backgrounds express themselves. They were encouraged to make connections between their own experiences and those of others. "We express our beliefs and values differently. However, some of our traditions and rituals are similar,” said Grade 3 student, Adeela Poppe.

During the end of unit assembly, the Grade 3 students showcased what they had learned using music, dance and drama. 

Overall, the "How we express ourselves" unit of inquiry in the IB PYP provides a rich and diverse learning experience, promoting critical thinking, creativity, and cross-cultural understanding.