In the PYP, the importance of the traditional subject areas is acknowledged: language; mathematics; social studies; science; personal, social and physical education; and the arts; and indeed these are specified as components of the PYP curriculum model.  
However, it is also recognized that educating students in a set of isolated subject areas, while necessary, is not sufficient. Of equal importance is the need to acquire skills in context, and to explore content that is relevant to students, and transcends the boundaries of the traditional subjects. This leads us to the six transdisciplinary themes that are considered essential in the context of a programme of international education.
In the PYP, information and communication technology (ICT) is not identified as a particular subject area, but is recognized as a tool that facilitates learning throughout the curriculum.