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YEAR 1 RCHK Programme of Inquiry - 2011 - 12

Who we are An inquiry into the nature of the self; of our beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including communities, and cultures; rights an responsibilities; what it means to be human How we organize ourselves An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment. How the world works An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and the environment. 31st of October till th 16 of December (7 weeks) Sharing the planet An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution. 3rd of January till 24th of February (6 weeks) How we express ourselves An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic. Where we are in place and time An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

Units of Inquiry

Year 1 Time Frames Full year Introduced 3 weeks Till 9.9.11 (4 weeks) 12h of September till 28th of October (6 weeks) 27th of February till th 27 of April (7 weeks) 2nd of May till th 15 of June (7 weeks)

UNDER REVIEW
Communities (Dallas)
Focus: Social Studies Strand: Resources and the environment The interaction between people and the environment; the study of how humans allocate and manage resources; the positive and negative effects of this management; the impact of scientific and technological developments on the environment.

Friendships (Mandy)
Strand Focus: Social Studies Strand: Social organization and culture The study of people, communities, cultures and societies; the ways in which individuals, groups and societies interact with each other.

Materials (Leigh and team)


Focus: Science Strand: Materials and matter The study of the properties, behaviours and uses of materials, both natural and human-made; the orgins of the humanmade and how they are manupilated to suit a purpose.

Living things (Zaza)


Focus: Science Strand: Living Things The study of the characteristics, systems and behaviours of humans and other animals, and of plants; the interactions and relationships between and among them, and with their environment.

Imagination (Holly)
Focus: Arts Strand: Responding and Creating Learners show an understanding that the different forms of arts are forms of expression to be enjoyed. They know that dance, drama, music and visual arts use symbols and representations to convey meaning. They have a concept of being an audience of different art forms and display awareness of sharing art with others. They are able to interpret and respond to different art forms, including their own work and that of others. Learners show an understanding that they can express themselves by creating artworks in dance, drama, music and visual arts. They know that creating in arts can be done on their own or with others. They are aware that inspiration to create in arts comes from their own experiences and imagination. They recognize that they use symbols and representations to convey meaning in their work. Imagination is a powerful tool for extending our ability to think, create and express ourselves. Lines of inquiry y How we demonstrate and enjoy our imagination y How our imagination helps us to consider other perspectives y How imagination helps us to solve problems

Personal History (Meaghan)


Focus: Social Studies Strand: Continuity and change through time The study of the relationships between people and events through time; the past, its influences on the present and its implications for the future; people who have shaped the future through their actions.

Central Idea

Friendships enrich our lives and require nurturing in order to develop. Lines of inquiry y How friends are made and kept y Why friends are needed y Characteristics that develop healthy friendships

In a community people share responsibilities towards a common purpose. Lines of inquiry y Various communities we belong to y Roles and responsibilities within a community y Making contributions towards a community

Understanding the way materials behave and interact determines how people use them. Lines of inquiry y Characteristics and uses of materials y Changing properties of materials y Manipulation of materials for specific purposes

We share our environment with living things.

Peoples journeys create change and lead to new possibilities.

Lines of inquiry

Key Concepts

Perspective Connection Greater understanding of social interactions, which develop friendships. Friendships, Relationships, Identity Independence,

Form Responsibility Everybody has a different roles and within those roles everyone needs to contribute in order for a community to work. Community Communication Actions

Form Change For the students to have a great understanding of materials and their uses Materials Interaction Texture

Knowledge

Lines of inquiry y The conditions that living things need to survive y How things change throughout their life cycle y How external influences can impact on living things y Our responsibility towards living things Reflection Responsibility Connection Understand that actions affect the environment and that individuals can make a difference. Interdependence Survival

Lines of inquiry y Our personal history y Changes people around us have experienced in their lives y Reasons people undertake journeys

Function Perspective Reflection Using our imagination helps us to think differently and express our ideas and feelings. Imagination, creativity empathy, self expression

Change Causation Where we are now in place and time has a developed from a personal history that we can reflect on. Journeys history chronology

Related concepts

interdependence Action Students will be able to demonstrate effective friendships through out the year. Students will maintain and establish child outside of the classrooms. Daily/monthly observation of children forming friendships and resolving conflicts. Knowledgeable Open-Minded Principled Communicators Caring Risk-Takers Inquirers Thinkers Balanced Reflective Appreciation Commitment Confidence Cooperation Creativity Curiosity Enthusiasm Empathy Independence Integrity Respect Tolerance Social Skills: y Respecting others - Listening sensitively to others; making decisions based on fairness and equality; recognizing that others beliefs, viewpoints, religions and ideas may differ from ones own; stating ones opinion without hurting others. Cooperating - Working cooperatively in a group; being courteous to others; sharing materials; taking turns. Resolving conflict Listening carefully to others; compromising; reacting reasonably to the situation; accepting responsibility appropriately; being fair.

Learner Profile

Roles Family Making contribution to their community, starting to notice the rules in school and community, starting to identify roles and responsibilities. Follow the rules Inform others Help in the community Knowledgeable Risk-Takers Open-Minded Thinkers Principled Reflective Communicators Balanced Caring Inquirers

Properties Students will be able to use their knowledge to recognize materials in everyday objects, increase their vocabulary and practice their questioning skills Show interest in their own environment and reducing their impact. Develop an understanding that our lives can change over time.

Knowledgeable Open-Minded Principled Communicators Caring Inquirers

Risk-Takers Thinkers Reflective Balanced

Knowledgeable Open-Minded Principled Communicators Caring Inquirers

Risk-Takers Thinkers Reflective Balanced

Knowledgeable Open-Minded Principled Communicators Caring Inquirers

Risk-Takers Thinkers Reflective Balanced

Knowledgeable Open-Minded Principled Communicators Caring Inquirers

Risk-Takers Thinkers Reflective Balanced

Attitude

Appreciation Commitment Confidence Cooperation Creativity Curiosity Enthusiasm Empathy Independence Integrity Respect Tolerance

Skills

Appreciation Commitment Confidence Cooperation Creativity Curiosity Enthusiasm Empathy Independence Integrity Respect Tolerance Thinking Skills: y Application Making Use of previously acquired knowledge in practical or new ways. y Analysis Taking knowledge or ideas apart; separating into component parts; seeing relationships; finding unique characteristics. Research Skills

Appreciation Commitment Confidence Cooperation Creativity Curiosity Enthusiasm Empathy Independence Integrity Respect Tolerance Social skills: y Cooperating - Working cooperatively in a group; being courteous to others; sharing materials; taking turns. y Group decision-making Listening to others; discussing ideas; asking questions; working towards and obtaining consensus Thinking Skills: y Evaluation - Making judgments or decisions based on chosen criteria; standards and conditions. Students will think about their impact on the environment and feel they can be a part of change. Kids are evaluating their impact on the environment by asking questions, discussing with their parents how they can conserve at home, etc.

Self-management Skills: y Healthy lifestyle - Making informed choices to achieve a balance in nutrition, rest, relaxation and exercise; practising appropriate hygiene and self-care. Codes of behaviour - Knowing and applying appropriate rules or operating procedures of groups of people. Informed choices - Selecting an appropriate course of action or behaviour based on fact or opinion.

Communication Skills: y Speaking - Speaking clearly; giving oral reports to small and large groups; expressing ideas clearly and logically; stating opinions. Speaking up and becoming advocates for the future. Listening - Listening to directions; listening to others; listening to information. Theyll listen and understand that more than ever before, change needs to happen.

Appreciation Commitment Confidence Cooperation Creativity Curiosity Enthusiasm Empathy Independence Integrity Respect Tolerance Thinking skills y Application - Making Use of previously acquired knowledge in practical or new ways. y Analysis - Taking knowledge or ideas apart; separating into component parts; seeing relationships; finding unique characteristics. y Synthesis - Combining parts to create wholes; creating, designing, developing and innovating. y Evaluation - Making judgments or decisions based on chosen criteria; standards and conditions. y Dialectical thought - Thinking about two or more different points of view at the same time; understanding those points of view; being able to construct an argument for each point of view based on knowledge of the other(s); realizing that other people can also take ones own point of view. y Metacognition - Analysing ones own and others thought processes; thinking about how one thinks and how one learns. Communication skills y Speaking - Speaking clearly; giving oral reports to small and large groups; expressing ideas clearly and logically; stating opinions. y Writing - Recording information and observations; taking notes and paraphrasing; writing summaries; writing reports; keeping a journal or record. Social skills y Respecting others - Listening sensitively to others; making decisions based on fairness and equality; recognizing that others beliefs, viewpoints, religions and ideas may differ from ones own;

Appreciation Commitment Confidence Cooperation Creativity Curiosity Enthusiasm Empathy Independence Integrity Respect Tolerance Organise data Observing Evaluation

Communication Skills: Listening - Listening to directions; listening to others; listening to information..

Research skills: Formulating questions - Identifying something one wants or needs to know and asking compelling and relevant questions that can be researched. Collecting data - Gathering information from a variety of first- and second-hand sources such as maps, surveys, direct observation, books, films, people, museums and ICT.

Recording data - Describing and recording observations by drawing, note taking, making charts, tallying, writing statement

stating ones opinion without hurting others. Use de bonos thinking skills.

Summative Assessment

Ongoing Friendship scrapbook (journal like) - formative Final piece individual ideas about how to make and keep friends to be compiled and given to the new students in Yr 1. Booklets, posters, videos, picture diary. Dolce List Joy Allcock Words our way PIPs

Children will choose a picture. Then they will describe what happened before and after it to cause these people to change their personal journey.

Summative: Variety of objects, children identify what it is made up then explain what material would not be a good choice to use and why (identifying properties to explain their answer)

Children to work in groups to collect research about a particular animal. On My research planning sheet write

Year level assements

Dolce List Words our way

Students will demonstrate their imagination through choosing one activity out of a range of expression modalities. Innovating a story; constructing puppets to tell the story/ using Green hat thinking to innovate; using visual art to show expression of ideas Joy Allcock

Thinking about a journey you have made holiday, family event, or personal journey talk about/draw/show the changes made and new thinking you now have.

Dolce List Words our way

Trips

Teddy Bears Picnic Predictive Charts Simple sentences Fine Motor

Bakery

Ocean Park Gruffalos child production Maps Report Writing Research

Author Visits Book week Narrative

Posting a letter Community Walk

Writing

Predictive Charts Descriptive Language

Maths

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