Beaumaris North PS

15 February 2018
Units Of Inquiry - Year 1, 2018
Who we are 
    How the world works 
How we express ourselves 
Where we are in place ​& time 
How we organise ourselves 
Sharing the planet 
Beaumaris North Primary School
(03) 9589 5449
Wood Street
Beaumaris, Victoria, 3193
AU

Who we ar

YEAR ONE - TERM 1A, 2018
 
​CENTRAL IDEA

The decisions people make influence their relationships with each other

The Resilience Project will form the basis of our whole school wellbeing program again in 2018. The Resilience Project programs use evidence-based approaches to build resilience, in order to teach positive mental health strategies.

Concepts

  • Responsibility
  • Perspective

Lines of Inquiry

  • The things we need to learn together
  • The way our interactions contribute to a harmonious classroom
  • The purpose and responsibility of specific roles in the school

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 classrooms. If you see your children taking independent action at home encourage them to share their action with their class.

Skills

  • Social Skills: respecting others, getting along, caring, resolving conflict and decision making

Attitudes

  • Respect

The Year 1 Team

Mr Grant Rounsley, Miss Georgie Tilley, Mrs Sharon Demetriou, Miss Elli Sumner and 

Mrs Jenny Vawdrey

 

 

 
 
How the world works 

YEAR ONE - TERM 1B, 2018
 
CENTRAL IDEA

The weather affects our lives and the environment

Throughout this unit we encourage the students to watch the nightly weather forecast. We discuss and record weather patterns throughout the duration of the unit both in Melbourne and around the world.

Concepts

  • Change
  • Causation
  • Form

Lines of Inquiry

  • The meaning of weather
  • The way the weather affects the way we live (global impact)
  • Changes in weather patterns

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 classrooms. If you see your children taking independent action at home encourage them to share their action with their class.

Skills

  • Research: observing, collecting and organising data
  • Interpreting and presenting data research
  • Students will present their findings to the class to assist in developing their speaking and listening skills

Attitudes

  • Enthusiasm

The Year 1 Team

Mr Grant Rounsley, Miss Georgie Tilley, Mrs Sharon Demetriou, Miss Elli Sumner and 

Mrs Jenny Vawdrey

 

 

How we express ourselves 

YEAR ONE - TERM 2, 2018
 
​CENTRAL IDEA

People express themselves through stories

The children will participate in a drama incursion called ‘Fairytale Fiasco’ where they will explore the elements of a story. This is a fun and interactive incursion where the children are encouraged to dress up and act out a variety of roles.

Concepts

  • Form
  • Perspective
  • Causation

Lines of Inquiry

  • The way stories are told
  • The reason people write stories
  • The way we explore culture, beliefs and values through stories

Action

We continue to encourage our children’s independent action inspired by our Units of Inquiry. If your child is motivated to bring in any resources that will assist with our Unit of Inquiry for this Term, please ensure that they are labelled with your child’s name.

Skills

  • Communication: reading, writing, viewing and presenting
  • Social: cooperative group work

Attitudes

  • Creativity
  • Appreciation
  • Confidence

The Year 1 Team

Mr Grant Rounsley, Miss Georgie Tilley, Mrs Sharon Demetriou, Miss Elli Sumner and 

Mrs Jenny Vawdrey

 

 

Where we are in place ​& time 

YEAR ONE - TERM 2/3, 2018
 
CENTRAL IDEA

Transport changes over time

During this unit we will discuss the changes of transport over time and how these changes have affected our lives. We will ask the children to bring in artefacts such as photos, pictures and models of different types of transport to show its development. We will also make models with the Year Six buddies of a type of transport.

Concepts

  • Form
  • Change
  • Causation

Lines of Inquiry

  • The different types of transport
  • The way transport has changed over time
  • The way transport affects our way of life (interconnectedness)

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 classrooms. If you see your children taking independent action at home encourage them to share their action with their class.

Skills

  • Research: using computers/books to research
  • Comprehension: answering questions about transport from their reading
  • Analysis: comparing old and new transport
  • Evaluation: predicting the timeline of the different types of transport
  • Creating: creating transport with their buddies
  • Social: working as teams with their buddies and sharing the materials

Attitudes

  • Curiosity (of transport from around the world)
  • Empathy

The Year 1 Team

Mr Grant Rounsley, Miss Georgie Tilley, Mrs Sharon Demetriou, Miss Elli Sumner and 

Mrs Jenny Vawdrey

 

 

How we organise ourselves 

YEAR ONE - TERM 3B, 2018
 
CENTRAL IDEA

Food goes through many stages of production before reaching us​

During this unit we will discuss the processes food goes through from how it begins to reaching our plates. We will ask students to bring in artefacts such as photos, pictures and models that demonstrate the different stages food goes through from farm to plate.

Concepts

  • Function
  • Change

Lines of Inquiry

  • Differences between processed and unprocessed food

  • The stages food products go through from origin to consumption

  • Resources and their management

Action

The students will be encouraged to research a variety of foods at home and share any recipes or books that are relevant to the inquiry. We will be asking the students to monitor their organisational skills both at home and at school.

Skills

  • Self-management, research, organisation and thinking

Attitudes

  • Inquirer – the children will independently research for this unit using books and the internet
  • Thinking – the children will think about the choices they make in relation to what they choose to eat

The Year 1 Team

Mr Grant Rounsley, Miss Georgie Tilley, Mrs Sharon Demetriou, Miss Elli Sumner and 

Mrs Jenny Vawdrey

 

 

Sharing the planet 

YEAR ONE - TERM 4, 2018
 
CENTRAL IDEA

Living things live in different places where their needs are met.​

As an International Baccalaureate world school, authorised to teach the Primary Year’s Programme, we explore six transdisciplinary themes each year.

 

During our final unit for the year we will discuss different types of habitats and the reason why animals and other living things are able to survive in different places. We will be looking at the different needs of living things and how their habitats meet these needs. At the end of the unit we will be going on an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo where students will get to see animals in their habitats. Students will also research and present an oral presentation on a chosen habitat.

Concepts

  •  Function

  • Connection

  • Responsibility

Lines of Inquiry

  • Different types of habitats

  • Animals needs for survival

  • The survival of different animals in different habitats

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 classrooms. If you see your children taking independent action at home, encourage them to share their action with their class.

Skills

  • Research skills: investigating habitats and animals using books and the internet. Formulating questions, observing, planning, collecting, recording. organising data, presenting research findings, developing their thinking skills-making judgements about what they have learned.

  • Social skills: Completing tasks working cooperatively with their group or with their buddy.

  • Communication skills: Completing an oral presentation about a chosen habitat to the rest of the class.

Attitudes

  • Independence
  • Appreciation 

The Year 1 Team

Mr Grant Rounsley, Mrs Sharon Demetriou, Miss Georgie Tilley, Miss Elli Sumner and 

Mrs Jenny Vawdrey

 

 

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