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Year 3  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
 Healthy Living
Simple Machines
 What Will I Be When I Grow Up?
PSPE, Science
Social Studies
Art, Social Studies, PSPE
Science, Technology
Social Studies, Math
Science, Geography
Central Idea  A balance between factors such as nutrition, exercise, rest and relaxation contributes to human health.  Every country has its own unique identity.  People around the world use the power and rhythm of words to express themselves.  Simple machines have developed over time to make our lives easier.  People go to work and have jobs for a variety of different reasons.  Water is a resource essential to sustaining life on our planet.
An Inquiry into
  • Diet ant nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Relaxation/Rest
  • Hygiene
  • Switzerland
  • How history and geography influence a country
  • What defines a country's identity
  • Poetry as a genre of expression
  • Poems from different cultures
  • How we can express ourselves through poetry
  • The 6 simple machines and their origins
  • How we use simple machines in our daily lives
  • How simple machines can be combined into more complex machines
  • The world of work
  • Why we work
  • Jobs at home and at school
  • Why people choose a particular job
  • How water supports life
  • Properties of water and the water cycle
  • The importance of clean water
  • The care of our water supply
Concepts Connection




Healthy Eating mosaic


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