Unit of Inquiry
An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human
Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are
Central Idea: As citizens, we can contribute to our community in many different ways.
1. Perspective – What are the points of view?
2. Responsibility – What are our obligations?
3. Connection – How is it connected to other things?
Related Concepts: Diversity, Citizenship, Values, Community
Lines of Inquiry:
1. What makes a good citizen?
2. Responsibilities of a citizen
Helping others to feel a sense of belonging
Learner Profile Attributes: Principled, Balanced & Caring
Approaches to Learning:
SS. 1.1.2. Play cooperatively in a group: sharing, taking turns.
SS. 1.2.1 Be aware of own and others’ feelings.
C.1.2.1. Listen actively and respectfully to others speak
Students will be introduced to the Daily 5 programme, beginning with building their stamina in read to self, especially by using pictures to help them understand what is happening in a story. They will also focus on how they can choose a book that is suitable for them based on their personal preferences. In addition, we will also begin to learn letter sounds and blending for initial literacy skills.
In mathematics we will focus mainly on basic numeracy skills such as counting, numeral recognition and ordering of number skills, (before, after, missing number etc). Students will also investigate quantity, such as how many of a particular object or groups of objects there are, as well as the concepts of more, less and the same.
Students will complete a Summative GRASPS task, which will involve helping members of the school community feel appreciated and valued. This could be in the form of a letter, card, postcard, or appreciation poster that will hopefully help that person feel that they are a part of the community.
What can you do for your child at home:
You can talk with your child about good choices and bad choices we can make at school, at home and whilst you are out and about in the wider community. As we progress through the unit, you can ask your child what they think their responsibilities are in the community? Do different people have different responsibilities? What can your child do in different situations to be a good citizen? How can they help other people to feel like they are part of the community?
Community, Citizen, Right, Wrong, Contribute, Good, Bad, Belonging, Responsibility