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Year 1 Program of Inquiry
Ages 5 -6 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  You, Me and Us Play Then and Now Everyone is a Storyteller The Roof Over My Head School is Cool Life Cycles
Focus PSPE, Language Arts Social Studies, PSPE Language Arts , Social Studies Science, Social Studies Science, Social Studies Science, Social Studies
Central Idea
 We are alike and different in many ways, but each of us is special.
People have always  played to explore and have fun.  We can express and communicate ideas and experiences through stories. Many factors affect how people build their homes.  Our school is a community of people working together.  All living things follow a cycle of life.
An Inquiry into
  • How we see ourselves
  • How we ae alike and different
  • Learning styles


  • What play is
  • How play has changed over time
  • What we can learn about the past by studying toys
  • Elements of a story
  • Favourite ways of telling stories
  • Why we tell stories
  • Why we need shelter
  • Different types of homes/shelters around the world
  • How local climate and resources affect the way homes are built
  • The physical structure of the school
  • The people in our school
  • How we work together
  • The natural cycle of life and death
  • How plants and animals grow and develop
  • What plants and animals need to grow
Concepts Reflection



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 16 fÈvrier, 2007