Programme of Inquiry JVLR 2018-2019

Nursery

An inquiry into:

Who we are

An inquiry into:

Where we are in place and time

An inquiry into:

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into:

How the world works

An inquiry into:

How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into:

Sharing the planet

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.

An inquiry into 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 perspectives.

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express 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.

August 27 -November 2

November 12-December 20

January 8 - March 15

March 25-June 6

Central Idea

Everyday I can learn more about myself

We express ourselves through celebrations.

Materials can be used in different ways to build

Transportation is designed to meet people's needs.

Key Concepts

change, function, responsibility

causation, perspective, connection

form, function

form, function, causation

Related Concepts

growth, teamwork, body function, safety, play, others, myself, independence

traditions, diversity, culture

materials, structure, geography

transportation, systems

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into:

  • different ways I grow and change
  • my role in a group
  • being independent

An inquiry into:

  • reasons people celebrate
  • different ways that people celebrate
  • similarities and differences amongst celebrations in various cultures

An inquiry into:

  • different types of materials
  • building materials and their uses
  • creating using different materials

An inquiry into:

  • types and uses of transportation
  • transportation systems
  • decisions involved in choices of transport

Learner Profile/Attitudes

Cooperation

Independence

Communicators

Enthusiasm

Respect

Open-minded

Inquirer

Creativity

Empathy

Knowledgeable

Enthusiasm

ATLS

Self-Management, Social

Thinking

Research

Communication

JKG

An inquiry into:

Who we are

An inquiry into:

Where we are in place and time

An inquiry into:

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into:

How the world works

An inquiry into:

How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into:

Sharing the planet

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.

An inquiry into 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 perspectives.

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express 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.

August 27 - November 2

March 25- June 6

November 12 - December 20

January 8 - March 15

Central Idea

Play is an opportunity to grow and connect with others

Stories are one way people express themselves and communicate ideas

Our senses help us to understand ourselves and the world around us

All living things depend on their environment for survival

Key Concepts

form, change, connection

Causation, perspective, function

form, function, connection

form, causation, responsibility

Related Concepts

teamwork, fair play, cooperation, communication, relationships

structure, interpretation, opinion, subjectivity

biology, safety, body form, sense, observation

habitat, adaptation, conservation, interdependence, co-existence, sharing

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into:

  • ways that people play
  • learning through play
  • building relationships through play

An inquiry into:

  • reasons people tell stories
  • different ways of sharing stories
  • creating stories

An inquiry into:

  • our five senses
  • how people discover and explore using their five senses
  • how are senses are interconnected

An inquiry into:

  • characteristics of living things
  • how living things rely on their environment
  • our responsibility toward living things

Learner Profile/Attitudes

Caring

Principled

Communicators

Open-minded

Enthusiasm

Respect

Appreciation

Curiosity

Thinkers

Balanced

Reflective

Empathy

Inquirer

Knowledgeable

Commitment

Independence

ATLS

Self-Management, Social

Thinking

Communication

Thinking

Research

SKG

An inquiry into:

Who we are

An inquiry into:

Where we are in place and time

An inquiry into:

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into:

How the world works

An inquiry into:

How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into:

Sharing the planet

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.

An inquiry into 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 perspectives.

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express 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.

August 13 - September 20

February 25-April 18

September 24 - November 2

April 22 - June 6

January 8 - February 22

November 12 - December 20

Central Idea

Our actions have an impact on ourselves and others

Our environment influences how we live

Visual language facilitates communication

People innovate to make work easier

Communities provide services that meet people's needs

Plants sustain life on earth

Key Concepts

connection, causation, responsibility

connection, causation, reflection

form, function, perspective

form, causation, function

form, connection, responsibility

change, connection, responsibility

Related Concepts

fairplay, teamwork, interdependence, conflict, rights

geography, landscape, heritage, personal histories, diversity, identity, impact

properties, communication, language

Work, force, efficiency

rights, roles, citizenship, needs, wants

plants, growth, resources, interdependence

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into:

  • my interactions with others
  • cause and effect
  • choosing to act responsibly

An inquiry into:

  • my local environment and way of life
  • impact of environment on how people live
  • similarities and differences between our own lives and others

An inquiry into:

  • types of visual languages
  • uses of visual languages
  • interpreting and expressing through visual language

An inquiry into:

  • work that people do and the forces involved in that work
  • how simple machines have changed work
  • how people innovate to make work easier

An inquiry into:

  • people’s needs in a community
  • how community services meet people’s needs
  • responsibilities in a community

An inquiry into:

  • role of plants on earth
  • the interdependence between plants and animals
  • our responsibility towards plants and the environment

Learner Profile/Attitudes

Cooperation

Respect

Caring

Reflective

Open-minded

Confident

Creativity

Communicator

Inquirers

Curiosity

Enthusiasm

Principled

Empathy

Integrity

Commitment

Knowledgeable

ATLs

Self-Management, Social

Communication

Thinking

Thinking

Social

Research

Grade 1

An inquiry into:

Who we are

An inquiry into:

Where we are in place and time

An inquiry into:

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into:

How the world works

An inquiry into:

How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into:

Sharing the planet

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.

An inquiry into 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 perspectives.

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express 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.

August 13 - September 20

November 12 - December 20

April 22 - June 6

January 8 - February 22

September 24 - November 2

February 25 - April 18

Central Idea

Everyone can be a lifelong learner

Journeys can lead to new opportunities

People use the arts to share their uniqueness

All living things go through a process of change

Products we use and consume go through several stage of production

Habits can help sustain the Earth’s resources

Key Concepts

form, causation, change

causation, reflection, change

form, perspective, responsibility

form, change, causation

connection, form, function

form, causation,

responsibility

Related Concepts

character, image, body control, goal setting, learning, growth-mindset

discovery, exploration, innovation, expression, communication

properties, subjectivity, interpretation

evolution, animals, plants, growth

resource, changes of state, production, supply, demand

resources, sustainability, conservation, preservation, renewable, non-renewable

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into

  • personal abilities and interests
  • learning from our experiences
  • the ways people learn

An inquiry into

  • reasons people go on journeys
  • choices and decisions involved in making a journey
  • changes experienced because of a journey

An inquiry into:

  • different types of arts
  • role of art in society
  • expressing ourselves through the arts

An inquiry into:

  • living and non-living things
  • life cycles of living things
  • factors that influence life cycles

An inquiry into:

  • needs and wants
  • sources of products
  • stages of production

An inquiry into:

  • earth’s resources
  • habits and their effects on resources
  • actions to restore the environment

Learner Profile/Attitudes

Confidence

Tolerance

Balanced

Reflective

Open-minded

Risk-takers

Respect

Tolerance

AppreciatIon

Creativity

Communicators

Risk-takers

Inquirer

Knowledgeable

Curiosity

Enthusiasm

Commitment

Empathy

Inquirers

Principled

Thinker

Principled

Cooperation

Commitment

ATLs

Self-management, Thinking

Social

Thinking, communication

Research

Self-management

Communication

Grade 2

An inquiry into:

Who we are

An inquiry into:

Where we are in place and time

An inquiry into:

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into:

How the world works

An inquiry into:

How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into:

Sharing the planet

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.

An inquiry into 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 perspectives.

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express 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.

August 13 - September 20

February 25 - April 18

January 8 - February 22

November 12 - December 20

April 22 - June 6

September 24 - November 2

Central Idea

Choices in daily routines impact people’s health

Family histories provide an insight into cultural and personal identity

Media allows people to share their beliefs and values with the world

Patterns occur in the natural world and can also be created

Marketplaces depend on the ability to produce goods and to supply services that can be exchanged

Choices people make during a conflict affect the outcome

Key Concepts

Form, reflection, causation

form, perspective, connection

form, function, perspective

causation, function, reflection

function, connection, responsibility

causation, perspective, responsibility

Related Concepts

growth, goal setting, nutrition, health, balanced diet, choice, routine

history, chronology, tradition, heritage, beliefs and values

communication, network, interaction, media

Systems, seasons, Plants, water cycle, animals, conservation, night, day, nature, tides

Geography, markets, resources, seasons, consumption, distribution, supply, demand, culture, community, teamwork, values

conflict, peace, fair play, justice, truth, resolution, problem-solving, consequences

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into:

  • daily habits and routines
  • balanced choices
  • consequences of choices

An inquiry into:

  • family ancestry
  • beliefs and values of a family
  • interconnectedness across people and cultures

An inquiry into:

  • different forms of media
  • how people share ideas and beliefs through media
  • the influence of media on society and individuals

An inquiry into:

  • patterns in nature
  • creating patterns
  • how patterns help people make sense of the world

An inquiry into:

  • systems involved in a market
  • role of supply and demand
  • ethics of the marketplace

An inquiry into:

  • causes of conflict
  • choices people make in conflicts
  • responsibility in a conflict

Learner Profile/Attitudes

Commitment

Independence

Balanced

Reflective

Appreciation

Respect

Communicators

Open-minded

Principled

Communicator

Inquirers

Curiosity

Creativity

Knowledgeable

Enthusiasm

inquirer

Inquirers

Risk-takers

Thinkers

Integrity

Confidence

Cooperation

Empathy

Tolerance

Open-minded

Caring

ATLs

Thinking

Communication

Communication

Thinking

Research

Self-management, social, Communication

Social

Grade 3

An inquiry into:

Who we are

An inquiry into:

Where we are in place and time

An inquiry into:

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into:

How the world works

An inquiry into:

How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into:

Sharing the planet

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.

An inquiry into 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 perspectives.

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express 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.

November 12 - December 20

January 8 - February 22

April 22 - June 6

February 25 - April 18

August 13 - September 20

September 24 - November 2

Central Idea

Individuals can effect change and make a difference in the world

Exploration leads to discovery and develops new understandings

Movement can be used as a medium of expression

Matter exists in different forms that can be changed to meet people's needs

Technology has changed the way humans communicate with each other and the world

Biodiversity relies on maintaining a balance between systems

Key Concepts

form, reflection, responsibility

function, causation, perspective

form, connection, perspective

form, function, causation

change, causation, responsibility

causation, connection, responsibility

Related Concepts

identity,image,character, action, leaders, inspiration

exploration,discovery,impact,
geography, scientific process, inquiry, space

Aesthetics, beliefs, values,
Expression, culture, rhythm, process
flexibility (mind and body)

solids, liquids, gases, changes of state, chemical and physical changes, properties and uses of materials

communication, digital citizenship, integrity, network, technology

interdependence, eco-systems , adaptability, food chain, adaptability, earth, biodiversity, balance

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into:

  • actions people have taken that have made a difference
  • characteristics of inspiring people
  • how each individual can make a difference

An inquiry into:

  • process of exploration
  • discoveries made through explorations
  • impact of explorations

An inquiry into:

  • different ways people use movement as a form of expression
  • expressing ideas, beliefs and culture through movement
  • choreographing a movement performance

An inquiry into:

  • forms of matter and its properties
  • how matter can be changed
  • changing matter to help people meet their needs

An inquiry into:

  • The evolution of technology
  • the impact of technological advances on communication and communities
  • responsible use of technology

An inquiry into:

  • factors that contribute to biodiversity
  • interconnectedness of organisms
  • issues affecting biodiversity

Learner Profile/Attitudes

Confidence

Respect

Open-minded

Thinker

Curiosity

Independence

Inquirers

Risk-Takers

Caring

Reflective

Appreciation

Tolerance

Creativity

Knowledgeable

Reflective

Inquirer

Enthusiasm

Curiosity

Communicators

Inquirers

Balanced

Integrity

Commitment

Respect

Caring

Principled

ATLs

Communication

Thinking

Social

Self-management

Research

Communication

Self-management

Research

Research

Grade 4

An inquiry into:

Who we are

An inquiry into:

Where we are in place and time

An inquiry into:

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into:

How the world works

An inquiry into:

How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into:

Sharing the planet

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.

An inquiry into 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 perspectives.

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express 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.

January 8 - February 22

August 13 - September 20

April 22 - June 6

February 25 - April 18

November 12 - December 20

September 24 - November 2

Central Idea

A healthy body and mind can lead to well-being

Human migration is a response to various factors

Writing allows people to discover and communicate ideas, beliefs and values

Energy can be converted from one form to another and used in various ways

Decisions made by organizations affect people's lives

People interact with, use and value the natural environment in different ways

Key Concepts

reflection, responsibility

causation, change, perspective

Function, causation, connection

form, change, responsibility

function, form, causation

perspective, responsibility, reflection

Related Concepts

biology, systems, growth, change, body, well-being

Migration, history and culture,  theory of origin, employment, geography, peace, safety

beliefs, values, patterns, literature, genre

forms of energy, pollution, consumption, conservation, transformation of energy, stress, strength, endurance

cooperation, systems, governments, conflict, problem-solving

Conservation, interdependence, resources, atmosphere, Data, Analysis,

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into:

  • the importance of body health
  • the importance of mental and spiritual health
  • taking care of our physical, mental and spiritual self

An inquiry into:

  • reasons for human migration
  • migration throughout history
  • influence of migration

An inquiry into:

  • writing using different genres
  • impact of communicating through writing
  • how people express themselves through writing

An inquiry into:

  • forms of energy
  • transformation of energy
  • how scientific advances help people use energy responsibly

An inquiry into:

  • the structure and function of organizations
  • different government systems
  • the impact of organizational decisions

An inquiry into:

  • different perspectives on the natural environment
  • ways humans use the environment
  • actions that impact the environment

Learner Profile/Attitudes

Inquirer

Balanced

Curiosity

Confidence

Empathy

Respect

Tolerance

Open-minded

Reflective

Communicator

Thinker

Enthusiasm

Creativity

Empathy

Integrity

Thinker

Caring

Independence

Integrity

Thinkers

Principled

Appreciation

Commitment

Cooperation

Communicator

Caring

ATLs

Self-management; research

Social

Communication

Thinking

Social

Social

Self-management

Thinking

Grade 5

An inquiry into:

Who we are

An inquiry into:

Where we are in place and time

An inquiry into:

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into:

How the world works

An inquiry into:

How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into:

Sharing the planet

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.

An inquiry into 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 perspectives.

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express 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.

January 8 - February 22

August 13 - September 20

February 25 - April 12

April 15 - May 29 (Exhibition)

September 24 - November 2

November 12 - December 20

Central Idea

Changes people experience at different stages of their lives affect their sense of self

The Earth’s physical geography has an impact on human interactions and settlements

A relationship exists between art and culture

Knowledge of science and technology often leads to changes in society

Making an effective decision involves evaluating choices and reflecting on the outcome

Inequality can lead to conflicts

Key Concepts

Change, causation, responsibility

Form, connection, causation

Form, connection, perspective

change, perspective, function

function, causation, reflection,

Causation, connection, responsibility

Related Concepts

adaptation, growth, transformation, puberty, adolescence, well-being, active living

geography, climate, erosion, geology, tectonic plate movement, global warming

Opinions, aesthetics, traditions, religion, culture

technological advances, medicine, power, pollution, knowledge

cooperation, systems, governments, conflict, problem-solving

wealth, power, access, equality, inequality, tolerance, open-mindedness, awareness, relationships, poverty, global citizenship

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into:

  • the physical, social, emotional and intellectual changes that occur throughout life
  • factors that contribute to well-being during adolescence
  • how we manage and adapt to changes

An inquiry into:

  • the variability of physical geography around the world
  • the relationship between location and settlement
  • physical changes in the Earth due to natural and human causes

An inquiry into:

  • different local and global art forms
  • how culture influences art
  • different perspectives on beauty in art

An inquiry into:

  • technological and scientific advances
  • implications of scientific and technological advances
  • how people use scientific knowledge to make changes

An inquiry into:

  • making decisions
  • factors that influence decision-making
  • how people evaluate the impact of decisions

An inquiry into:

  • unequal access to resources and opportunities
  • actions people have taken to reduce inequality
  • our responsibility as global citizens

Learner Profile/Attitudes

Inquirer

Balanced

Curiosity

Respect

Knowledgeable

Reflective

Curiosity

Open-minded

Communicator

Appreciation

Tolerance

All

Principled

Thinker

Integrity

Confidence

Risk-taker

Caring

Empathy

Respect

ATLs

Self-management; thinking

Thinking, Research

Thinking, research,Communication

All

Social

Self-management

Thinking

Communication

Social

Communication