Cycle 2

Kindergarten 1

Who we are Where we are in place & time How we express ourselves How the world works How we organise ourselves Sharing the planet
Title: All about me Title: What will I wear today? Title: Acting out   Title: Taking a Trip Title: The Rainforest
Central idea: Every day I learn more about who I am, what I can do and the people around me Central idea: The country I live in affects the clothes I wear Central idea: We can express ourselves in a variety of ways Central idea: Organising a trip requires planning and working together Central idea: The rainforest is home to many different plants and animals, and it needs to be looked after
An inquiry into: who am I, my physical characteristics, what I like and dislike, people who are special to me, how I am growing and changing, what I can do An inquiry into: the kind of clothes we wear, how weather affects the clothes we wear, how different situations require different clothes, traditional costumes and uniforms An inquiry into: how stories can be acted out, how people use verbal and non-verbal forms of expression, how we can express ourselves using stories, drawings, songs, dance, body and facial language An inquiry into: where do we want to go?, when is the best time to go?, how are we going to get there?, what will we need to take with us?, what will we see and do? An inquiry into: what is a rainforest, where are the rainforests, animals living in the rainforest, layers of the rainforest, our responsibility towards the rainforest

Kindergarten 2/Grade 1

Who we are Where we are in place & time How we express ourselves How the world works How we organise ourselves Sharing the planet
Title: Am I safe? Title: Homes and houses Title: Acting out Title: Growing things Title: Left overs Title: Fearsome and fascinating
Central idea: We make important choices in order to be safe Central idea: Homes have always been essential to human beings and animals Central idea: We can express ourselves in a variety of ways Central idea: Plants and seeds have certain needs in order to stay healthy Central idea: Many foods need to be transported and/or processed before they reach our tables Central idea: Insects and spiders are important to the environment
An inquiry into: safety inside and outside school, how to handle strangers, people who keep us safe, ways to get help An inquiry into: how people choose their home, how homes are similar and different, why and how homes change An inquiry into: what fairy tales are, different versions of fairy tales, how to write a fairy tale what a plant or seed needs to grow, the connection between light, water and growth, how to grow plants and vegetables in a garden An inquiry into: the food we eat and where it comes from, the changes and processes that some foods undergo before they get to the table, how the food gets from their original state to the table An inquiry into: different types of insects and spiders, how insects and spiders affect their environment, why insects and spiders are important, the life cycle of insects and spiders

Grade 2/3

Who we are Where we are in place & time How we express ourselves How the world works How we organise ourselves Sharing the planet
Title: You're my hero Title: Far and beyond Title: Acting out Title: To light or not to light Title: We've got mail Title: Something in the air
Central idea: Anyone can be a hero Central idea: People choose to explore different places for various reasons Central idea: We can express ourselves in a variety of ways Central idea: Light is a source of energy that helps us see the world around us Central idea: We communicate with each other through different ways and systems Central idea: Air is one of the essential resources for life on earth
An inquiry into: the qualities of heroes, the importance of heroes, the impact that we can have on others, recognising the qualities of oneself An inquiry into: what exploration is, why people explore, what I can explore An inquiry into: - the story of Snow White and the 7 dwarfs, the differences and similarities between stories and scripts, recreating a fairy tale into a script, the aspects of a musical production the uses and importance of light, the nature of light, sources of light An inquiry into: how electricity has changed our methods of communication, the changes in our lives due to various forms of communication, a comparison between the old and new ways of communicating An inquiry into: the properties of air, the uses of air by humans, animals and plants, the importance of air

Grade 4/5

Who we are Where we are in place & time How we express ourselves How the world works How we organise ourselves Sharing the planet
Title: Our Heritage Title: Wretched Wars Title: Acting out Title: Crash! Boom! Bang! Title: Let's Decide! Title: Help! Our Environment Is Changing
Central idea: Our cultural heritage helps us to define who we are as individuals and as a group Central idea: Political conflicts and wars cause disruption to the balance of childrens' lives Central idea: We can express ourselves in a variety of ways Central idea: Natural forces affect the surface of the Earth Central idea: Communities organise themselves by making decisions Central idea: Our actions affect the environment around us
An inquiry into: what culture is, the connection between culture and identity, cultural heritage: personal and cultural identity; similarities and differences, aspects of culture: the arts, beliefs and values, customs An inquiry into: what a conflict is, reasons for conflict, major wars in recent history, changes conflicts bring in a community An inquiry into: different genres and their characteristics, changing a story from one genre to another, the Snow White and the 7 dwarfs story, writing your own stories An inquiry into: what plate tectonics and natural forces are, the earth's crust and layers, landforms, natural disasters due to movement of the earth's plates An inquiry into: why communities need to organise themselves, how communities organise themselves, how different communities make decisions, different forms of government An inquiry into: the environment, our actions. This is the Exhibition unit and so it will be further developed by the children.