Junior F-2

Foundation


CURRENT UNIT OF INQUIRY

TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEME - HOW THE WORLD WORKS


Central Idea - Animals contribute to our lives in different ways


Key concepts - Connection and Causation

LP Attributes - Balanced and Caring

Attitudes - Commitment and Enthusiasm


 

Teacher questions:

  • What is an animal?
  • Where do we see animals?
  • What are the different types of animals?
  • What do animals give us?
  • Which animal is the most important to us?

 

Essential Agreement




PREVIOUS UNIT OF INQUIRY

TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEME - HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES

Central Idea - People in a community help each other in different ways


Key concepts - Function and Connection

LP Attributes - Balanced and Thinker

Attitudes - Cooperation and Integrity


 

Teacher questions:

- What is a community?

- Who is in our community?

- What are the different roles within community and how do they help us?

- What is my job in the community?

- Which job in the community is the most important and why?


 

Previous Unit of Inquiry

Term 1 - Who We Are

 

Grade 1/2


 

CURRENT UNIT OF INQUIRY

 

TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEME - HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES

 

Central Idea - People in their culture communicate and express themselves for different purposes and audiences

 

Key concepts - Causation and Function

LP Attributes - Risk-taker and Open-minded

Attitudes - Creativity and Enthusiasm

 

 

Teacher questions:

  • How do different cultures communicate?
  • What questions can you ask a person from a different culture?
  • Compare different cultures and the way they can communicate to each other.


Essential Agreements

  


     


 

PREVIOUS UNIT OF INQUIRY

 

TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEME - HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES

 

Central Idea - Communities have services in place to support health and wellbeing

 

 

Key concepts - Form and Function

 

LP Attributes - Caring and Reflective

 

Attitudes - Cooperation, Empathy

 


Teacher questions:

 - What is a community?

- What is an organisation?

- What is the purpose of a community and organisation?

- How do communities support my health and wellbeing?

 



 

 

Previous Unit of Inquiry

Term 1 - Who We Are

 


Overview for Year 1/2

The start of the year for 2017 has been a very good one. It is great to see the number of parents who have introduced themselves and offered to help in the classroom.


Reading

In term 1, grade 1/2 students have been working on various comprehension strategies. These include; visualisation, thinking about the text, summarising by sharing their knowledge about the text and predicting what the book will be about by looking at various text features of fiction and non-fiction texts. We have been inquiring into our central idea of ‘how our actions affect the safety of ourselves and others’. Students have been busy setting individual reading goals in literacy. Students have been using digital technologies such as Reading Eggs on the iPads to support their learning at school and at home.


Writing

In Writing, we have been looking at various text types. These include; procedural, narrative and Writer’s Workshop. Students have personal writing goals that include spelling and punctuation. We have been exploring narrative writing by writing how we can be safe in the classroom, at home, in the community and using technology.

 

Speaking & Listening

Students have the opportunity to share their knowledge and communicate their ideas with their peers. Students are encouraged to show Learner Profile attributes and attitudes such as communicators, inquirers and being open-minded whilst working cooperatively in groups.


Numeracy

In Numeracy, we have been exploring number patterns. Students have been using materials to support their learning. We have also been learning about time, days of the week, months of the year and the seasons.

 

Inquiry

Our current unit of Inquiry is ‘Who we are’. We have been inquiring into safety and how our actions affect others. We have been exploring how to be safe at home, at school, cyber safety, around the road and in the community. Our next unit of Inquiry is looking into the transdisciplinary theme ‘How we organise ourselves’. We will be learning about the central idea, ‘Communities have services in place to support health and wellbeing’. 


Who We Are central idea


Inquiry Cycle Year 1/2


Concept keys - Year 1/2

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