Beaumaris North PS

15 February 2018
Units Of Inquiry - Year 6, 2018
How we express ourselves
    Where we are in place & time 
    Who we are
    How we organise ourselves
Beaumaris North Primary School
(03) 9589 5449
Wood Street
Beaumaris, Victoria, 3193
AU

How we express ourselves

YEAR SIX - TERM 1A, 2018
 
​CENTRAL IDEA

Leaders possess unique qualities

Concepts

  • Responsibility
  • Causation

Lines of Inquiry

  • The meaning of leadership
  • Attributes of a good leader
  • Issues that inspire leaders
  • The ways we can demonstrate leadership at school and in the community

Action

Action in the PYP is initiated independently by the student as a result of the learning process. We celebrate our students’ ACTION every day in our classrooms. Year 6 students have the opportunity to demonstrate action by pursuing a position as a Curriculum or House Captain at school.

Skills

  • Communication
  • Self-management

Attitudes

  • Respect

Learner Profiles

  • Open-minded
  • Caring

Teacher Questions

  • What does leadership mean to you?
  • How can you become a good leader?
  • In what ways can you show leadership?
  • Who are some famous leaders?
  • Why do we need leaders?

The Year 6 Team

Mr Brent Plowright, Mrs Donna Appel, Mrs Claire Badley, Mr Nick Arnold, Mr Mat Doran-Brown and Mr Dallas O'Brien

 

 

 
 
Where we are in place & time 

YEAR SIX - TERM 1B, 2018
 
CENTRAL IDEA

Present day cultures are influenced by cultures from the past

Concepts

  • Change
  • Perspective
  • Causation

Lines of Inquiry

  • Events leading to Australia’s involvement in war since Federation
  • The changing face of Australian society throughout the 20th Century
  • Migration
  • The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society

Action

Action in the PYP is initiated independently by the student as a result of the learning process. Action may be bringing a book or artefact related to the inquiry to school, or student initiated drawings/posters/research. We celebrate our students’ ACTION every day in our class-rooms. If you see your children taking independent action at home encourage them to share their action with their class.

Skills

  • Researching
  • Self-management

Attitudes

  • Enthusiasm

Learner Profiles

  • Inquiry
  • Reflective

Provocations Driving our Inquiry

  • Who were the Anzacs?
  • Which events influenced the various wars?
  • What was the impact these wars had on Australia and other countries during this time?

The Year 6 Team

Mr Brent Plowright, Mrs Donna Appel, Mrs Claire Badley, Mr Nick Arnold, Mr Mat Doran-Brown and Mr Dallas O'Brien

 

 

 
 
Who we are

YEAR SIX - TERM 2A, 2018
 
CENTRAL IDEA

Different cultures are influenced by many factors

Concepts

  • Perspective
  • Connection

Lines of Inquiry

  • Key aspects of a country

  • Issues affecting the people

  • Customs, values, rituals, celebrations and lifestyle

  • Links between these countries and Australian traditions

Action

Year 6 students will be involved in a wide range of experiences during this Unit of Inquiry. Students will be encouraged to share their personal experiences of their specific country and new learning with their peers.

Skills

  • Acquisition of knowledge

  • Acting responsibly

  • Communicating understandings

Attitudes

  • Respect
  • Tolerance

The Year 6 Team

Mr Brent Plowright, Mrs Donna Appel, Mrs Claire Badley, Mr Nick Arnold & Mr Mat Doran-Brown

 

 

 
 
How we organise ourselves

YEAR SIX - TERM 2/3, 2018
 
CENTRAL IDEA

Government decisions affect society and the environment​

Concepts

  • Function
  • Causation

Lines of Inquiry

  • Different forms of government
  • The structure of governments
  • The way governments function
  • Challenges governments face

Action

Year 6 students will be involved in a wide range of experiences during this Unit of Inquiry. Students will be encouraged to share their personal experiences of government and new learning with their peers.

Skills

  •  Acquisition of knowledge

  • Acting responsibly

  • Organisation

  • Planning

Attitudes

  • Confidence

  • Cooperation

The Year 6 Team

Mr Brent Plowright, Mrs Donna Appel, Mrs Claire Badley, Mr Nick Arnold and Mr Mat Doran-Brown

 

 

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