PRE-K 3|Fukuoka International School

The PYP seeks to enhance students’ thinking skills and deepen their understanding of themselves, the environment and the changing world. It prepares students for the essential skills they will need in the future. The PYP emphasizes and supports the child’s struggle to gain understanding of the world and to learn to function comfortably within it.

The foundation of our programme is built upon the units of inquiry. These four units are taught for a period of 8-10 weeks each and are linked with Language, Mathematics and the single subjects (Art, Music, and PE) as appropriate. These units provide the content for Science, Social Studies (History, Geography and Society) and Technology. There are many learning engagements to get to the big ideas. (Not just ‘hands on’ but ‘minds on’!) This means students are not only learning subject skills from different subject domains in relevant contexts, but also learning to apply them to complex issues. Because the units work across several subjects, they are called transdisciplinary.

Here is an example of the units that were done in 2017.  For up to date units, please contact our admissions office or log into Managebac.

An Inquiry into:


CI: Human characteristics and emotions create a sense of self and make individuals unique.

Lines of Inquiry :
-Physical characteristics of people
-Feelings and emotions
-Likes and dislikes

An Inquiry into:


CI: Play is a way for us to express ourselves anddiscover new ideas.

Lines of Inquiry :
-Learning through play
-Playing with others
-Creativity through play

An Inquiry into:


CI: Patterns are all around us and help us understand our world.

Lines of Inquiry :
-Patterns we can see
-Patterns in our classroom schedule
-Patterns with words

An Inquiry into:


CI: We share our world with many types of animals.

Lines of Inquiry :
-What they eat
-What they look like
-Similarities and differences
-How the ocean benefits us