Beaumaris North PS

21 July 2017
Units Of Inquiry - Year 1, 2017
Who we are 
    How the world works 
How we express ourselves 
Where we are in place ​& time 
Beaumaris North Primary School
(03) 9589 5449
Wood Street
Beaumaris, Victoria, 3193
AU

Who we ar

YEAR ONE - TERM 1A, 2017
 
​CENTRAL IDEA

The decisions people make influence their relationships with each other

An event, The Resilience Project, has been planned for Tuesday, 14 February. The Resilience Project will form the basis of our whole school wellbeing program in 2017. 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

  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Tolerance

The Year 1 Team

Mr Grant Rounsley, Mrs Sharon Demetriou, Mrs Jennifer Anderson, Miss Georgie Tilley and 

Mrs Jenny Vawdrey

 

 

 
 
How the world works 

YEAR ONE - TERM 1B, 2017
 
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

  • Appreciation
  • Enthusiasm

The Year 1 Team

Mr Grant Rounsley, Mrs Sharon Demetriou, Mrs Jennifer Anderson, Miss Georgie Tilley and 

Mrs Jenny Vawdrey

 

 

How we express ourselves 

YEAR ONE - TERM 2, 2017
 
​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, Mrs Sharon Demetriou, Mrs Jennifer Anderson, Miss Georgie Tilley and

Mrs Jenny Vawdrey

 

 

Where we are in place ​& time 

YEAR ONE - TERM 3, 2017
 
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
  • Reflection

Lines of Inquiry

  • The different types of transport
  • The way transport has changed over time
  • The way transport adapts to the needs of the community

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: when using the computers 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 the buddies and share the materials

Attitudes

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

The Year 1 Team

Mr Grant Rounsley, Mrs Sharon Demetriou, Mrs Jennifer Anderson, Miss Georgie Tilley and 

Mrs Jenny Vawdrey