Beaumaris North PS

15 February 2018
Units Of Inquiry - Year 5, 2018
Who we are 
Where We are in Place & Time
How the world works
How we organise ourselves 
How we express ourselves
Beaumaris North Primary School
(03) 9589 5449
Wood Street
Beaumaris, Victoria, 3193
AU

Who we ar

YEAR FIVE - TERM 1A, 2018
 
​CENTRAL IDEA

Understanding different perspectives influences the way people relate to each other

Concepts

  • Perspective
  • Responsibility

Lines of Inquiry

  • The meaning of perspective
  • Understanding perspectives
  • Characteristics of respectful relationships
  • Establishing a harmonious 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

  • Social: being a productive team member and accepting responsibility
  • Communication: listening and speaking
  • Thinking: associating rights with responsibilities, identifying differing perspectives

  • Self-Management: effective use of time, actively following the Essential Agreement

Attitudes

  • Respect

The Year 5 Team

Mr Tony McCulloch, Miss Lauren Lowers, Mrs Kelly Bloomfield,  Mrs Kate Boston, Mr Mat Doran-Brown and Mr Dallas O'Brien

 

 

Where We are in Place & Time

YEAR FIVE - TERM 1B, 2018
 
CENTRAL IDEA

Past events shape the present and the future

Concepts

  • Change
  • Reflection

Lines of Inquiry

  • European settlement in Australia
  • Asian migrants in Australia
  • Impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Action

During this Unit of Inquiry your child may wish to find out more about family history or other aspects of Australian Colonial history. They are encouraged to bring any artefacts or stories to share. 

Skills

  • Research
  • Communication
  • Thinking

Attitudes

  • Enthusiasm

The Year 5 Team

Mr Tony McCulloch, Miss Lauren Lowers, Mrs Janelle Diggins,  Mrs Kate Boston, Mr Mat Doran-Brown and Mr Dallas O'Brien

 

 

How the world works

YEAR FIVE - TERM 2, 2018
 
​CENTRAL IDEA

Changes to the earth’s surface impact human lives

The children’s learning in this Unit of Inquiry will culminate in an exhibition of their research and a demonstration of their models of natural disasters. This will be held in the Year 5 end of the Senior Learning Centre on Wednesday 13 June (3.30 - 4.30pm). 

Concepts

  • Causation
  • Change

Lines of Inquiry

  • Sudden geological changes
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Impact on human lives
  • Impact on the environment

Action

Some possible actions related to our Central Idea may include your child demonstrating curiosity about current affairs and the natural world. They may wish to bring artefacts from home. This may generate an interest in supporting a community who have been affected by natural disasters or simply a demonstration of empathy for their plight. We would love to hear about any actions/discussions your child may initiate at home.

Skills

  • Research
  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Organisation of time and resources
  • Presenting

Attitudes

  • Confidence
  • Curiosity

The Year 5 Team

Mr Tony McCulloch, Miss Lauren Lowers, Mrs Janelle Diggins,  Mrs Kate Boston, Mr Mat Doran-Brown and Mr Dallas O'Brien

 

 

How we organise ourselves 

YEAR FIVE - TERM 2/3, 2018
 
CENTRAL IDEA

Government systems impact the citizens of a county

Concepts

  • Function
  • Causation

Lines of Inquiry

  • The role of government
  • Government systems
  • The election process
  • Federation

Action

After learning about the ways in which Australia’s Government System operates and impacts us as a society, student’s will have a greater understanding of how they, as individuals, can take Action and instigate change in their own communities.

Skills

  • Acquisition of knowledge
  • Acting responsibly
  • Organisation
  • Planning

Attitudes

  • Open-minded
  • Knowledgeable

The Year 5 Team

Mr Tony McCulloch, Miss Lauren Lowers, Mrs Janelle Diggins, Mrs Kate Boston, Mr Mat Doran-Brown and Mr Dallas O'Brien

 

 

How we express ourselves

YEAR FIVE - TERM 3B, 2018
 
CENTRAL IDEA

Media may influence community perceptions​

Concepts

  •  Perspective

  • Responsibility

Lines of Inquiry

  • The meaning of media

  • The way the media uses different measures to achieve its purpose

  • The way information can be conveyed in different formats to suit audience and purpose

  • The way the media directly influences our lives

Action

This Unit of Inquiry is all about the media we are exposed to on a daily basis. Your child may want to research aspects at home or bring items of interest to contribute. They may display a growing awareness of media strategies and messages. As always, we encourage discussion and love to hear of any actions  which could be related to our unit.

Skills

  • Communication

  • Organisation

  • Presentation

Attitudes

  • Creativity
  • Integrity

The Year 5 Team

Miss Lauren Lowers, Mrs Kate Boston, Mrs Janelle Diggins, Mr Tony McCulloch, Mr Dalla O'Briend and 

Mr Mat Doran-Brown

 

 

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