The Benefits of Inquiry-Based Learning:
Enhances learning experiences for children.
Teaches skills needed for all areas of learning.
Fosters curiosity in students.
Deepens students' understanding of topics.
Allows students to take ownership of their learning.
Increases engagement with the material.
Creates a love of learning.
Units of Inquiry
1. Who We Are:
Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; person, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
2. Where We Are in Place and Time:
Inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
3. How We Express Ourselves:
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.
4. How the World Works:
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.
5. How We Organize Ourselves:
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.
6. Sharing the Planet:
Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
Unit of Inquiry Outcomes
1. Our first unit will be on the theme “Who we are”
2. Our second unit will be on the theme “Where we are in place and time”
3. Our third unit will be on the theme “How we express ourselves”
4. Our fourth unit will be on the theme “How the world works”
Language outcomes for the academic year is as follows:
1. Oral Language-Speaking and Listening:
2. Visual Language-Viewing and Presenting:
3. Written Language-Reading:
4. Written Language-Writing:
Mathematics is used to identify, describe and apply patterns and relationships. It provides a precise means of communication and is a powerful tool for solving problems both within and beyond mathematics.
Students develop understanding and fluency in mathematics through inquiry, exploring and connecting mathematical concepts, choosing and applying problem-solving skills and mathematical techniques, communication, and reasoning.
1. Whole Numbers:
2. Addition and subtraction:
3. Multiplication and Division:
7. Volume and Capacity:
10. Two Dimensional Shapes:
11. Three Dimensional Shapes:
13. Data Handling