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Pre Reception   Program of Inquiry

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

How We Share the Planet

An exploration of the nature of the self; of our beliefs and values; of personal,physical,mental, social and spiritual health; of our families, friends, communities and cultures; of our rights and responsibilities; of what it means to be human. An exploration of our orientation in place and time; of our personal histories; of history and geography from local and global perspectives; of our homes and journeys; of the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; of the contributions of individuals and civilizations. An exploration of the ways in which we discover and express our nature, ideas, feelings, beliefs and values through language and the arts. An exploration of the physical and material world; of natural and human-made phenomena; of the world of science and technology An exploration of human systems and communities; of the world of work, its nature and its value; of employment and unemployment and their impact. An exploration of our rights and responsibilities as we try to share finite resources with other people, with other living things; of communities and of the relationships within and between them.
Title of Unit
 Who am I?
 What Can I Use This For?
 The Changing Seasons
Caring for Living Things 
Central Idea  Every day I can learn about who I am and what I can do.    People use different materials and resources to express their feelings and ideas.    Life is affected by the seasons. We can help to keep living things alive and healthy. 
An Inquiry into
  • My physical characteristics
  • What I can do
  • My feelings, likes and dislikes
  • How I am growing and changing
  • The properties of different materials
  • The possibility of using a material, or an object, for different purposes
  • The different uses for the same material
  • The imaginative use of materials and objects
  • How nature changes with the seasons
  • How we change the way we live with the seasons
  • How animals change with the seasons
  • What is a living thing
  • What conditions are needed to maintain a living thing
  • What animals and people need to be healthy
  • How to show respect and act responsibility towards living things
Concepts Form



Demonstrations of deeper learning in responsible behaviour through positive action and service; a manifestation in practice of the other essential elements

Powerful ideas which have relevance within and across the disciplines and which students must explore and re-explore in order to develop understanding

Significant, relevant, subject matter which students are expected to explore and know about

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Those things which the students need to be able to do to succeed in a changing, challenging world

Dispositions which are expressions of fundamental values, beliefs and feelings about learning, the environment and people


updated on 11 juillet, 2006