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AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL “Leading to a Bright Future” Year 6 Thu Thiem Unit of Inquiry 4


“Leading to a Bright Future”

Year 6 Thu Thiem Unit of Inquiry 4 Overview 2015

Transdisciplinary Theme:

Where we are in place and time

Central Idea

One Step Beyond

We are all part of the Universe and are compelled to adapt and explore it.


Perspective • Responsibility • Reflection

Lines of Inquiry

The impact of exploration on self and others (Reflection)

What motivates individuals to explore (Perspective & Responsibility)

What we learn from exploration (Perspective)

Use of science and technology to aid exploration (Responsibility)



Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile,

metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odes Use interaction skills, for example paraphrasing, questioning and interpreting non-verbal

cues and choose vocabulary and vocal effects appropriate for different audiences and purposes Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating

accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements Use a range of software including word processing programs with fluency to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements

Number and Algebra


Compare and order common unit fractions and locate and represent them on a number line

Investigate strategies to solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with

the same denominator Compare, order and represent decimals

Describe, continue and create patterns with fractions, decimals and whole numbers resulting from addition and subtraction

Measurement and Geometry

Connect three-dimensional objects with their nets and other two-dimensional representations

Physical Education

In the next Unit of PE we will be practicing fo the athletics carnival and school sports day.

We will do activities that look at individual athletic competence like running and jumping.

We will also practice some team games to work on cooperation and movement as a group

Vietnamese National Curriculum

In unit 4, year 6 VNC will start with the 2 new topics: The citizen (Người công dân)/ For the peaceful life( Vì cuộc sống thanh bình) . Through these students will have chances to learn new vocabulary, new grammatical points, how to write a describing essay

……as well as review the phonic.

Stories/ educational games/

activities….will be added.


3shopping in China/买东西 Learn basic shopping conversations in Chinese.

  • - learn main currencies around the world

  • - learn a shopping conversation (express needs, ask price, pay)

  • - learn some daily shopping items

  • - character writing 你买什么?多少钱?


2 new units this term: Animals and Food. First: wild animals, farm animals and pets, Action verbs and present tense conjugation.

Then: food, adjectives, descriptive sentences. Learn to order from a menu in French.


Central Idea: Artists rely on principles of design to create both two- and three- dimensional artworks. Throughout this unit students will be looking at a variety of patterning techniques used by famous artists. They will also discuss how the element Form can be portrayed in many different ways. Students will then combine their knowledge of both Pattern and Form to create three-dimensional piece of art using papier mache.


The students will work individually or as part of a group to make a 3-minute audio clip from several sources that has a particular 'message' and uses a variety of editing tools. The students will also prepare 2 performance items: 'Hallelujah' guitar & voice which will be performed at the Jan 30 assembly, and 'The Cup Song' involving cups and solo singers which will be performed at recess in the cafeteria in the 2nd week of February.

Neil Westcott, Nathan Speckman

Rob Crowther

Year 6 Teacher Thu Thiem Campus

Deputy Principal

Jane De La Hayne

PYP Coordinator