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2520 Huntingtowne Farms Lane
Charlotte, NC 28210
Courier #: 422
P: 980-343-3625  |  F: 980-343-3731 
Principal: Carolyn Rodd
LC: South Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: K-5
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International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
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Welcome to Huntingtowne Farms Elementary

International Baccalaureate

Primary Years Programme World School

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The International Baccalaureate Organization

Magnet Programs Entrance Requirements

Magnet Programs

IB Primary Years Programme​​​​​​

Huntingtowne Farms POI

IB/PYP Learner Profile


 

What is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme?

The elementary IB programme has been built on the idea that students can master advanced academic skills if they learn to develop strong study habits and a love of learning at an early age. Learning in the elementary IB programme is focused on themes, multicultural issues, mastery of essential skills and challenging work for all. Students learn to be active citizens and study a foreign language throughout the entire K-12 IB programme.


 

 

Special Features of the Elementary IB

Emphasis on speaking a foreign language in the primary years

Opportunities for accelerated curriculum in writing and speaking

Emphasis on community awareness and service projects

Opportunities for accelerated curriculum in mathematics

Opportunity to develop study skills and introduction to time management strategies

Greater focus on becoming an independent learner able to research and develop projects

Development of a strong academic foundation in all subject areas

 

The Primary Years Programme of Inquiry

Organizing Themes

Who we are

Where we are in place and time

How we express ourselves

How the world works

How we organize ourselves

Sharing the Planet

 

Primary Years Programme schools develop students who are...

Inquirers

Risk-takers

Caring

Thinkers

Knowledgeable

Open-Minded

Communicators

Principled

Balanced

 

Reflective

 

Attitudes that Primary Years Programme schools encourage...

Appreciation

Creativity

Independence

Commitment

Curiosity

Integrity

Confidence

Empathy

Respect

Cooperation

Enthusiasm

Tolerance

 

Monthly IB Learner Profile and PYP Attitudes

Month

IB Learner Profile

 IB Attitude

 Definition

 August

Caring

 Empathy

 Respect

Integrity

They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others.  They have sense of personal commitment to action and service.

Respecting themselves others and the world around them by showing a firm sense of fairness and honesty. Projecting themselves into another’s situation, in order to understand his/her thoughts, reasoning and emotions.

September

Open-minded

Respect

Tolerance

They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures and are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.

Respecting themselves others and the world around them by showing a firm sense of fairness and honesty.  Feeling sensitivity towards differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.

 October

 Thinkers

Commitment

Integrity

Curiosity

They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and solve complex problems.

Being committed to their learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility.  Having integrity and a firm sense of fairness and honesty.  Being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people and cultures.

November

Inquirers

Curiosity

Enthusiasm

Independence

 

Integrity

Their natural curiosity has been nurtured.  They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research.  They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people and cultures.  Enjoying learning.  Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned principles and being able to defend their judgments with a firm sense of fairness and honesty.  

December

Knowledgeable

Appreciation

Empathy

Confidence

They have spent time in our schools exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In so doing, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.

Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.  Imaginatively projecting themselves into another’s situations, in order to understand his/her thoughts, reasoning and emotions.  Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.

January

Communicators

 

Cooperation

Respect

Tolerance

They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols. Cooperating, collaborating and leading or following as the situation demands.  Respecting themselves others and the world around them by showing a firm sense of fairness and honesty.  Feeling sensitivity towards differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.

 February

Principled

 All 12 attitudes

They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning.  They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.

March

 

Risk-takers

 





Confidence

Independence

 

They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.  They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.

Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices. Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned principles and being able to defend their judgments.

 April

Balanced

Curiosity

Enthusiasm

Commitment

They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.

Being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people and cultures.  Enjoying learning. Being committed to their learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility.   

 May

Reflective

Confidence

Independence

Creativity

They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner. 

Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices. Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned principles and being able to defend their judgments.  Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas.

 

Special Events and Student Activities

Student Government

Honor Roll

Children's Theatre Programs

Field Trips

Art

Music

Junior Achievement

3rd Grade

Celebration

Odyssey of the Mind

Spelling Bee

Jump Rope for Heart

Student Clubs

Mileage Club

Safety Patrol

Student Ambassadors

Physical Education

Girls on the Run

Reading Is Fundamental

Rallies

Special Programs

After School Enrichment (ASEP)

 

Features of Huntingtowne Farms

Spanish

Internet in every classroom

Thinking Maps

Accelerated Reader

Book Publishing K-5

Nature Trail

Outdoor Classroom

Garden Plots

Bird Feeders

Automated Media Center

Computer Lab

WFOX​​​​​​

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