PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY                                                                                   ...
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  1. 1. PROGRAMME OVERVIEW PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY GRADE FIVE 23 Aug. – 24 Sept. 27 Oct. – 5 Nov. 8 Nov. – 17 Dec. 3 Jan. – 25 Feb. 28 Mar. – 13 April 26 Apr. – 16 June THEME How We Express How the World Works How We Organize Sharing the Planet Where We Are in Place Who We Are Ourselves An inquiry into how humans Ourselves An inquiry into rights and and Time An inquiry into the nature of An inquiry into the ways in use their understanding of An inquiry into societal responsibilities in the An inquiry into the self; human relationships- which we discover and scientific principles; the decision making; economic struggle to share finite interconnectedness of families, friends, express ideas, feeling , impact of scientific and activities and their impact on resources; access to equal individuals and civilizations, communities; nature, culture, beliefs and technological advances on humankind and the opportunities from local and global responsibilities values society and the environment environment perspectives. CENTRAL IDEA Changes in communication Changes in matter pose Societal decisions made Our actions can support or People and places have Throughout life, our bodies technology create different challenges and provide about solid waste deny access to children’s histories that can be go through a series of types of connections between benefits. management affect rights and equal uncovered, interpreted, changes. people and their audience. communities and the opportunities. through a variety of sources environment. INQUIRY INTO • The different kinds of • How matter can change • Different systems of waste • The rights and • Sources people used to • How the systems of the communication • How changes in matter management and their opportunities available to inquire into the past human body work technologies (form) affect the way we live advantages and children around the world • Ways to interpret sources • The changes that occur in • The communication disadvantages • Circumstances that to further our the human body technologies that we use • The different perspectives determine whether an understandings to interact with an people within a society individual’s rights are • The advantages and audience (connection) hold about waste being honoured limitations of various • Changes in communication management • How actions can change forms of information technologies over time • How waste management access to equal (change) practices of a community opportunities for can affect the broader themselves and others world 1. SUBJECT Science & Technology, Visual Science & Technology Science & Technology, Social PSPE, Social Studies Social Studies, Science & Science & Technology, PSPE FOCUS Arts Studies Technology SPECIALIST LTT Team Teacher Librarian Performing Arts Teacher PE Teacher SUPPORT Guidance Counselor Teacher Librarian School Nurse Guidance Counselor TEACHER QUESTIONS 1. How do we choose the 1. How do the changes in 1. What do you believe are 1. Will there ever be access 1. What is truth? 1. What changes are appropriate form of digital states of matter affect the the best strategies for to equal opportunity for 2. How do we know what has happening to us now? technology to accurately world around us? managing solid waste? everyone? happened in the past? 2. How do our actions and clearly express 2. Why do societies choose 2. How do individuals 3. How do we know if the influence the natural ourselves to an audience? particular systems of solid change access to equal accounts of history are changes in our bodies? 2. What are the positive and waste management over opportunities? accurate? 3. What choices do we need negative implications of others? 3. How can you take to make to keep our using digital technology? responsibility for your bodies healthy? own rights and the rights of others? KEY Form, Connection, Change Function, Causation Connection, Perspective Causation, Responsibility Perspective, Reflection Change, Function CONCEPTS RELATED Interpretation, Expression Cause & effect, Values, Conservation, Society, Justice Interpretation Responsibility, Fitness, CONCEPTS consequences, impact Stewardship Teamwork
  2. 2. ENDURING • Through the changes in • We have the power to • Some resources are • The lives of children vary • Our interpretation of the • The body will undergo a UNDERSTANDI technology, we are both invoke change in states of essential but finite in different societies past is determined by the series of changes NGS creators and recipients of matter which impacts the • Our actions impact the • Factors which affect the accuracy of the throughout life information. world around us planet lives of children (poverty, information passed on to • Bodies can be affected by • Communication • Changes in states of • Different members of the tradition, culture and us. external/environmental technologies have given matter can occur naturally community have various societal decision making) • Different sources of factors people a broader voice or can be caused by an opinions and values • Children's rights vary in evidence provide and a greater audience. external force associated with solid waste different societies advantages and • There is a greater sense management disadvantages of responsibility as we • Information must be connect to a wider critically evaluated. audience. • Artifacts can be used to learn about the past. CRITICAL Presentation design, How we Properties of matter, Environemental Science, Human rights, Social justice, History, Work of Historians, 1. Systems of the human body, CONTENT communicate our ideas, Laboratory experiments, The impacts of How societies work, The lives Interpretation, Primary vs. Anatomy, What affects the Artistic expression, Hands on projects and overconsumption and waste, of children, Reasons for secondary sources, Personal human body, What causes Digital tools and programs demonstrations, Real world Types of waste, Ways of unequal access to past- local past-global past, the human body to change used for expression, examples, Materials that handling waste, opportunities exists in the Critical thinking about Data analysis humans use to build things, The impact of personal world sources of evidence. choices SKILLS Communication Skills Communication Skills Communication Skills Communication Skills Communication Skills Communication Skills Presenting (to an audience) Presenting (to an audience) Presenting (to an audience) Presentation (online) Presenting (online) Reading Viewing (online material) Non-verbal communication Public Speaking Reading Reading Writing Writing (poetry) Writing (procedural) Listening Listening Writing (historical fiction) Viewing Writing (persuasive) Writing (narrative) Non-verbal communication Research Skills Research Skills Research Skills Research Skills Research Skills Research Skills Observing Finding data Formulating questions Observing Collecting data Formulating questions Planning Planning Organizing data Planning Recording data Collecting data Collecting data Recording data Interpreting data Presenting research findings Organizing data interpreting data Presenting research findings Presenting research findings Interpreting data Thinking Skills Thinking Skills Thinking Skills Thinking Skills Thinking Skills Thinking Skills Metacognition Acquisition of knowledge Synthesis Application Analysis Acquisition of knowledge Analysis Evaluation Dialectical thought Dialectical thought Synthesis Comprehension Comprehension Evaluation Metacognition Evaluation Self-Management Skills Self-Management Skills Self-Management Skills Self-management skills Self-management skills Self-Management Skills Fine motor skills Codes of behaviour Informed choices Organization Spatial awareness Gross motor skills Safety Safety Time management Time management Organization Healthy lifestyle Social Skills Social Skills Social Skills Social Skills Social Skills Social Skills Accepting responsibility Cooperating Accepting responsibility Respecting others Adopting variety group roles Accepting responsibility Respecting others Group decision-making Resolving conflict Cooperating Resolving conflict Technology Skills Technology Skills Technology Skills Technology Skills Technology Skills Technology Skills Typing Publishing Publishing Publishing Publishing Publishing Publishing Online collaborating Word processing Mind-mapping Digital story-telling Mind-mapping Photo Editing Video editing Presenting Photo editing Editing Word processing Surveying Word processing Podcasting Presenting Presenting Graphing Video editing Presenting Presenting (online)
  3. 3. ATTRIBUTES & Attributes Attributes Attributes Attributes Attributes Attributes ATTITUDES Inquirer, Communicator, Open-minded, Caring, Communicators, Knowledgeable, Open- Open-minded, Inquirer, Knowledgeable, Principled, Reflective Knowledgeable, Thinker, Principled, Risk-taker minded, Caring, Inquirer Communicator, Reflective, Reflective, Thinker Inquirer Thinker Attitudes Attitudes Attitudes Attitudes Appreciation, Curiosity, Attitudes Co-operation, Respect, Empathy, Respect, Integrity Attitudes Appreciation, Curiosity, Independence, Integrity, Cooperation, Curiosity Appreciation Co-operation, Creativity, Independence, Creativity Respect Curiosity TRANSDICIPLINARY Data Handling Measurement Shape & Space Data Analysis NUMERACY Data can be presented Accuracy of measurements Changing a position of a Range, mode, median and effectively for valid depends on the situation and shape does not alter its mean can be used to analyze interpretation and the precision of the tool. properties. statistical data. communication. Conversion of units and Consolidating what we know measurements allows us to of geometric concepts allows make sense of the world we us to make sense of and live in. interact with our world. A range of procedures exists Geometric tools and methods to measure different can be used to solve attributes of objects and problems relating to shape events. and space. STAND-ALONE Number Number Number Pattern & Function Number NUMERACY The base 10 place value The operations of addition, Fractions, decimal fractions Patterns can often be Probability can be system extends infinitely in subtraction, multiplication and percentages are ways of generalized using algebraic represented on a scale two directions. and division are related to representing whole-part expressions, equations or between 0-1 or 0%-100% each other and are used to relationships. functions. The base 10 place value process information to solve The probability of an event system can be extended to problems. For fractional and decimal Exponential notation is a can be predicted represent magnitude computation, the ideas powerful way to express theoretically. developed for whole-number repeated products of the computation can apply. same number. Ratios are a comparison of two numbers or quantities. LITERACY Writing Writing Writing Writing Writing Writing Writing to entertain: poetry, Writing to instruct: Writing to persuade: opinions Writing to recount: Writing to entertain: Writing to describe: reports blogs procedural writing Reading: imaginative recount historical fiction (narrative) Reading Reading Editorials, arguments Reading Reading Articles, non-fiction pieces on Reading Science articles, experiment Novel study, literature Historical fiction, historical the human body Poetry, blogs, websites instructions, lab reports Oral circles, news articles research Oral Oral Surveying, discussion of Oral Oral Presentation of inquiry Oral Presentation of inquiry environmental issues Podcasting (public service Digital storytelling findings Poetry recitation findings announcements) PE Fitness Testing, Team Soccer, Cooperative Games Swimming Team Handball, Ball Hockey, Cooperative Games, Track Fitness Testing – data Relays, Basketball Fitness Testing and Field, Soccer Baseball, comparison from fitness tests Softball at the beginning of the year. Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball. THE ARTS Drama Drama Drama Drama Drama Drama Role Play Readers Theatre Readers Theatre Scriptwriting Scriptwriting Role playing Trash to Fashion Podcasting Podcasting Readers Theatre
  4. 4. Visual Visual Visual Visual Visual Visual Digital portraits Diagram drawing Ecological footprint Poster displays Artifact making Human Body (life size) Digital presentations Observational sketching Trash to Fashion Digital presentations Elements/Principles of design Poster displays Digital presentations Digital presentations Enhanced podcasting Poster displays Digital presentations Poetry Digital storytelling All forms Music Music Justice chants: 4 – 8 line chant with rhythm and music expressions, dynamics and tempo markings FIELD TRIPS Hong Kong Science Museum Recycling plant or Landfill Gr. 5 China Trip HK Museum of History Three day Camp on Cheung DIG day – Sandy Bay Beach Chau Island GUEST Environmental organization Hong Kong Historians Doctors, nurses, personnel Archaeologists KELY support group SPEAKERS