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Reception Program of Inquiry
Ages 4 - 5 years

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
 People we know
Sounds fun  
 Where does our food come from?
Our garden paradise 
Central Idea  Relationships are essential for the well-being of individuals and their communities.    There are different ways of communicating and interpreting stories and ideas.  The food that we eat comes from a variety of different sources.    A recreational space is a place to have fun and each participant has rights and responsibilities.
An Inquiry into
  • Different relationships
  • Why we need others
  • The way people behave in different situations
  • How people treat one another
  • Expressions through various media: dance, poetry, music, drama, stories and art
  • What we can learn from these expressions
  • Food sources
  • Food processing
  • Preparing food to eat
  • How we get and choose our food
  • How the space is used
  • What you can find in a playground
  • How we can care for our playground
  • How we can improve our playground
Concepts Function


child painting
Autumn tree
painting of a blue person



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 13 fÈvrier, 2007