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  • 1. Junior Inquiry @ Freeville Christchurch, New Zealand October 2008
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    • Junior Inquiry
    • @ Freeville
  • 3. Why are we doing this?
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    • So what?
  • 6. Thematic Approach for 2006 School of Rock Rockquest Making masks – masquerade Making musical instruments Musical Cultural instruments Games from around the world Country study Tear fund world vision – human disasters – effects of war Soccer world cup Not in my back yard Homelessness Solid waste and recycling Inventions Robotics Cogs and pullies Bp technology challenge Solving problems – nits Reusing, recycling and reducing Forces and motion Levers and pullies Building teams Active/Recreational pursuits Worlds Fastest Indian Circus arts Fair Play/Kiwisport Commonwealth Games Aquatics Athletics Cross Country Triathlon Inventing a new game Frisbee Walks around ChCh Walk about Can-able Co-operative games and playground games Possible topics The Arts Social Studies Science Technology Health/P.E. Social Studies Curriculum Areas Let’s Play What’s the world playing at? Playing with Ideas Push Play Theme Term 4 Term 3 Term 2 Term 1
  • 7. Script writing, plays Deeper Features: Vocabulary Structure Surface Features: Punctuation Spelling Poetry writing Letters, emails, faxes, Deeper Features: Vocabulary Structure Surface Features: Punctuation Spelling Transactional writing: recording experiments, instructions, Mystery stories. Deeper Features: Vocabulary Structure Surface Features: Punctuation Spelling Transactional Writing: rules, sequence of events, newspaper articles, recounts, lists. Deeper Features: Vocabulary Structure Surface Features: Punctuation Spelling Literacy Styles Talent Quest Cantamaths Canterbury young inventors Camp LT3 Camp LT2 Commonwealth games Swimming Cross country Junior Athletics Day Weetbix children’s triathlon QE2 Primary school’s triathlon City to surf Events Creative Communicator Globalist Adaptable Globalist Caring Critical thinking Creative Communicator Creativity Adaptable Critical thinking Caring Motivation Caring Creative Communication Adaptable Key Characteristics Performance Concert Masked Ball Workshops – making instruments World record attempt Fundraising Event BIG OE Young inventors Banners Science fair Presentation to people whose problem we are helping to solve Circus Triathlon Cross country Athletics games Mini commonwealth games Teach other classes games Possible Celebrations
  • 8. Sammy’s Jazz review bar Scared scriptless Court theatre Progressive Dinner – foods around the world Science Alive Murder Mystery Party Twilight golf at QE2 Mountain biking at Spencer park + BBQ Weekend @Hanmer Koru Club Learn an instrument Ib – painting at Summer School Tim (Ib) Book launch Liz starring in a play Nicole, Tina and Norman Singstar champions of Baker St Iris – going to Philippines Liz volunteering at the women’s refuge and member of Green Party Sponsoring children- Tina, Helen, Iris, Staff to sponsor a child Helen sewing Ib – artist extraordinaire City to surf Pedometer challenge Special K triathlon Wayne and Liz biking to school Shona walking at the beach with her girls and making sandcastles Tina jump jamming at playtimes Craig basketball Helen’s Guides Jenny-Endurance riding Walk the Talk Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Tim’s flatmate’s band Creative junk Mary Chetty CSIM Aranui and Linwood High Jazz School Families in our school World Vision Council Church groups Women’s refuge Green party creative junk science alive Circo City Council Anne, Iris, Liz – CHCH Walks book CCS Push play discs – Shona Geoff Adams Key Resources
  • 9. Playing How do children in other countries think, feel and act? What’s the world playing at?
  • 10. Fuel Up Games around the world Taste Festival Needs and wants
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  • 14. Flight Plan Decide Find In what countries are children worse off than us? How can we help these children?
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  • 16. Fly Use Record What is the best way to help these children? How can we raise the money to help these children?
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  • 19. Cruise Create Evaluate
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  • 24. Change When things go wrong How can you be prepared for change?
  • 25. Flight Plan Team Planning Day
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  • 27. Fuel Up Workshops Speakers
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  • 30. Check In Fit to Fly
  • 31. Take Off Found out info in their groups Experts
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  • 33. Stop Over Have we got the right info?
  • 34. Customs Celebration
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  • 36. Arrival Evaluating
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  • 40. Power I’ve got the power What makes me super?
  • 41. Flight Plan Team Planning Day
  • 42. Fuel Up Trip to the Art Gallery 6 thinking hats Learning to learn workshops
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  • 44. Check In Inquiry booklet Individual goals Grouped similar goals Fit to Fly
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  • 48. Take Off Found out info in their groups Experts Create FAT questions Interviews
  • 49. Stop Over Have we got the right info? Key points from their expert Redirecting
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  • 51. Customs Celebration SUPER LEARNER CHALLENGE
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  • 53. Arrival Evaluating Next steps
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    • Making a difference
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  • 56. Inquiry One Inquiry Two Inquiry Three Set up class, routines, buddy classes, goal setting, testing and grouping children, learning to learn, circle time procedures, Literacy & Numeracy Focus, learning needs Athletics, Electives, Art Week in community groups, Fun Day, Christmas, Community Service Swimming Camps The Arts Term 4 Term 3 Term 2 Term 1