Programme Of Inquiry Sekolah Cikal Cilandak 2016-2017

 

Level

Who We Are

Where We Are in Place and Time

How We Express Ourselves

How The World Works

How We Organize Ourselves

Sharing the Planet

An Inquiry into the nature of the self; belief 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.

An Inquiry into our orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspective.

An Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express our ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs, and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

An Inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

An Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

An Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

PK

Central Idea:

Our five senses may help us to make sense of the surroundings.

Lines of Inquiry:

The function of five senses to develop observational skills (function)

Our responsibility in taking care of the five senses (responsibility)

How do we know that we have taken care of our five senses (reflection)

Central idea:

Through sound people express themselves.

Lines of Inquiry:

Different instruments produce different kind of sounds (form)

Different point of view of expressing ourselves through sounds (perspective)

How the sounds are used to express ourselves (function)

Central idea:

People’s relationship with each other can have impact on well-being

Lines of inquiry:

How we develop relationships (function)

How relationships affect us (causation)

Roles and behaviours within relationship (responsibility)

Central Idea:

Living things have certain requirements in order to grow and stay healthy

Lines of Inquiry:

Characteristic  and needs of humans and animals. (form)

How certain habitat shape the way living things live (causation)

Our responsibility for the well-being of other livings (responsibility)

RJ

Central Idea:

Awareness of roles and responsibilities enhance our independence skills.

Lines of Inquiry:

What it means to be independent  (form)

How independence skills contribute to our roles and responsibilities (causation)

The evidence that show how our independence skills has improved (reflection)

Central idea:

Through performing arts people use different expressions to deliver feelings and ideas

Lines of Inquiry:  

Communicating through performing arts (connection)

Imaginative use of everyday materials (function)

How people respond to a performing art (perspective)

Central Idea:

Systems, rules, and cooperation help community to function effectively.

Lines of Inquiry:

What our community is like (form)

Connection between systems and community.  (connection)

We each have responsibilities in our community (responsibility)

Central Idea:

Plants sustain life on earth and play roles in our lives.

Lines of Inquiry:

Our responsibilities to take care of plants. (responsibility)

Products we can get from plants. (form)

How plants contribute to life on earth. (function)

RS

Central Idea:

The choices people make determine their wellbeing.

Lines of Inquiry:

Consequences of healthy and unhealthy habits (causation)

Different point of view about ways to have a healthy lifestyle (perspective)

How we know that we have balanced lifestyle (reflection)

Central Idea:

Family histories projects the way of life in the future.

Lines of Inquiry:

The origins of my ancestors (form)

Changes in the family through generation (change)

Our responsibility towards traditions (reflection)

Central Idea:

Communication conveys message in different ways.

Lines of Inquiry:

Ways stories are told (perspective)

The purpose for telling stories (function)

Relating the moral of the story with one’s experience (reflection)

Central Idea:

Materials behave and interact in certain ways, which determine how people use them.

Lines of Inquiry:

Behaviour of materials (form)

Changing properties of materials (causation)

Manipulation and application of materials to new purposes (change)

Central Idea: 

A system in production and distribution facilitates food consumption.

Lines of Inquiry:

The roles of people that are connected to provide food (connection)

Certain steps that food needs to to go through before it reaches our home (connection)

Ways to appreciate the food we consume (responsibility)

Central idea:

Natural resources supply the needs of living things to support the life on earth.

Lines of Inquiry:

How natural resources support life on Earth (connection)

Natural resources influence environmental diversity (causation)

How we use natural resources determines its availability for living things (responsibility)

Y1

Central Idea:

Being involved in a learning environment encourages self-development and cooperation.

Lines of Inquiry:

Our strengths and areas that need to be improved (form)

Ways to develop/ equipped ourselves (function)

How we make use of our strength to contribute in a teamwork (reflection)

Central Idea:

Spaces and facilities in and around buildings determine how people use them.

Lines of Inquiry:

Different time use different materials to build structures based on human needs (form and change)

The function and aesthetic aspect of buildings (function)

Central Idea:

Through different artistic process, people show their creativity.

Lines of inquiry:

The art that we connect with and appreciate (connection)

Elements of art that are used in expressing creativity (function)

How different people express different artistic form (perspective)

Central Idea:

People apply their understanding of forces and energy to invent and create.

Lines of Inquiry:

Different kinds of force (form)

The impact of simple machines in everyday life. (causation, connection)

Central idea:  

A common purpose unifies various roles within a structure

Lines of Inquiry:

The roles of people in a  workplace (function)

The responsibility of sharing common purpose (responsibility)

Interconnectedness of people in a workplace (connection)

Central Idea:

Choice of lifestyle can contribute to the life on earth.

Lines of Inquiry:

Different perspectives on ways to fulfill our basic needs (perspective)

The choice that we make on consuming (reflection)

Wise consuming behavior (responsibility)

Y2

Central Idea:

Systems of the body function together to allow us to move and grow.

Lines of Inquiry:

How skeletal and muscular system in our body work. (function)

How skeletal and muscular system work together to allow us move and grow (connection)

Ways to maintain our muscles and bones to work properly. (responsibility)

Central Idea:

Local history helps to understand the situation in the society and surroundings.

Lines of Inquiry:

How our surrounding and society change through time.

Situation and/or needs that drive changes (change)

The things that we learn from local history (reflection)

Central idea:

Various ways of expression through traditional arts represent the uniqueness of a culture

Lines of Inquiry:

The various ways of expressions (form)

Why people use arts to express themselves (perspective)

Cultural background influences traditional events and celebrations  (connection)

Central Idea:

Nature goes through certain cycles to regulate the life on earth.

Lines of Inquiry:

Cycles in nature (form)

Changes that happen within a cycle (change)

How the cycles influence living things (connection)

Central Idea:

People use organization as a system to create order.

Lines of Inquiry:

How and why we organize

(Function)

Organizing ourselves at home, at school and in our community  (Responsibility)

Consequences of presence/absence of organization (Causation)

Central Idea:

Finding peaceful solution through communication develops to a better quality of society.

Lines of Inquiry:

Causes of conflict. (Causation)

How to understand the perspectives of others in resolving conflict. (Perspective)

Living together and working together peacefully. (Responsibility)

Y3

Central idea:

The interaction between human body systems contribute to health and survival.

Lines of Inquiry:

Each system gives support to human life (function)

How systems of the body are dependent on one another (connection)

Ways to maintain our body system work properly (responsibility)

Central Idea:

Respecting different ethnical background encourages unity.

Lines of Inquiry:

Differences and similarities between ethnic groups

How culture shape identity of a population (connection)

How we respect differences (reflection)

Central Idea:

Communication has an impact on how we relate to each other.

Lines of Inquiry:

Different ways we communicate (Form, function)

Challenges when communicating (Perspective)

Impact of communication (Causation)

Central Idea:

Materials have characteristics that can be manipulated and used to enhance the quality of life.

Lines of Inquiry:

How materials are being used (function)

How matters change from one state to another (change)

The use of knowledge to improve the way material is used (connection)

Central Idea:

The connection between supply and demands creates space for economic activities.

Lines of Inquiry:

How economic activities work (function)

 The cause of supply and demand (causation)

The economic activities (form)

Central idea:

The interdependence between human and organisms encourage the balance of an ecosystem

Lines of Inquiry:

The relationship of organisms in an ecosystem (connection)

 Ways ecosystems are interdependent (causation)

How human interaction with environment affect the balance of an ecosystem (responsibility)

Y4

Central Idea:

Understanding the history of a nation allows us to reflect within ourselves and build future nationalism.

Lines of Inquiry:

How our past affects our today’s life (causation)

How understanding our history can help in understanding ourselves (connection)

The concept of nationalism (form)

Central Ideas:

Heritage of past civilizations construct societies and cultures of present day.

Lines of Inquiry:

Evidence of past civilizations (development, traditions, values)  

The relevance of past civilizations for our lives.  

Ways of the past civilizations’ preservation.

Central idea:

Media diversity persuade people to make choices

Lines of Inquiry:

Different point of view in perceiving media message (perspective)

The techniques used in creating forms of media (function)

Reviewing responsible media message (reflection)

Central Idea:

The existence of earth and other elements in the solar system gives impact to the life on earth.

Lines of Inquiry:

The characteristics and position of solar system in universe (form)

The interacting elements in solar systems that affect our lives (causation)

Interdependence within the solar system (connection)

Central idea: 

Government system represents the societal decision making

Lines of Inquiry:

Structure and function of various government (form)

Roles of people in government (function)

The relationship between societal decision making and the government system (connection)

Central Idea:

Energy may be stored, transformed and to be used for the future.

Lines of Inquiry:

Forms of energy (form)

The storage and transformation of energy (function)

Conservation of energy (responsibility)

Y5

Central Idea:

Awareness of the changes of our body allows us to deal and adjust with growing up.

Lines of Inquiry:

The function of human reproductive system (function)

Physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty (change)

Being responsible of own choice (responsibility)

Central Idea:

People’s understanding of science has evolved over time, and shapes the future.

Lines of Inquiry:

Scientific ideas that have changed the way people live. (change)

How people have taken previous scientific understanding and built upon it.(connection)

Areas of future discoveries and technological advances(perspective)

Central idea:

PYP EXHIBITION

Self expressions bridge cultural diversity and celebrate individuality.

Central Idea:

Understanding forces and motion enables us to complete work more efficiently.

Lines of Inquiry:

Properties and behavior of forces and motion (form)

How Forces and Motion work (function)

How forces and motion affect us and other matter (causation)

Central Idea:

Goods and services can be created in response to entrepreneurial thinking and innovation.

Lines of Inquiry:

The concept of entrepreneurship (form)

The contribution of entrepreneurship to self and the society (causation and reflection)

Central idea:

Reaching a resolution during conflict is influenced by the actions and reactions of all involved. 

Lines of Inquiry:

Cause of conflict (local and global) (causation)

Strategies used to resolve conflict (perspective)

Consequences of resolution (reflection)