In the Elementary Years, the disciplines are organized by areas: Language, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Physical Education, Music, Entrepreneurship, Coding and Maker, contextualized in the six transdisciplinary themes and IB PYP inquiry program.
Language: The recognition of the expressive and receptive aspects will enable a balanced language program among three areas: oral, visual and written language.
Math: The essential sequences for learning math are organized in 5 areas of knowledge: numbers, pattern and function, data processing, measurements, space and shape. In numerical areas, pattern and shape will be explored through the operations. It is the learning arithmetic language with its meanings, symbols and conventions. The other areas – data processing, measurement, space and shape – are math areas that interact with other disciplines.
Science: Scientific knowledge is explored through procedures of investigation, observation, experimentation and comparison in thematic areas: Living Things, Earth and Solar Systems, Matter and Materials, Force and Energy.
Social Studies: Knowledge in this area is organized in five searching lines: human systems and economic activities, social and cultural organization, continuity and change through time, natural environment and human beings, resources and environment.
Art: The teaching of art is based on a set of knowledge, skills and attitudes, aiming at the aesthetic, artistic and cultural formation of the student. It is based on the integration and articulation of three basic actions or conceptual fields: appreciation, creating and contextualizing – art.
Music: The students experience a wide range of musical moments, including classification and analysis of sounds, composition, exploration of the musical body, harmony, listening and playing instruments. They have the opportunity to use their imagination and their musical experiences to organize natural and technological sounds, in various ways that communicate specific ideas and emotions.
Physical Education: The students develop basic motor abilities and the capacity to participate in various locomotive experiences, the techniques, rules and reasons for cooperative games, athleticism and sports, recognizing the capacity of the body and how to strengthen its development.
Entrepreneurship: Cooperation, responsibility, independence, sustainability and motivation are indispensable qualities for the development of the entrepreneurial spirit. The students are engaged in moments of reflection about financial life, becoming aware of what is desired; what is possible and what is humanized, in economic relationships with other people.
Coding: Starting in Year 3 students have weekly coding classes in English, developing abilities such as computational thinking, critical thinking, capacity to deal with errors, creativity and collaboration. The students are defied to develop projects with programming and use their creativity for problem solving. All the material that is used is based on the Apple program, Everyone Can Code.
Maker: The Maker Movement is a Do-It-Yourself culture (DIY). ABA Global School believes that it is in doing is one of the big steps in a students development in Education. By doing things themselves they are working on their creativity, critical thinking, and working individually and collaboratively and problem solving-the basic abilities of the 21st century.