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Programme of Inquiry Learning 2011 “Act Now – Shape Your Future!

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4


TRANSDISCIPLINARY Where we are in time How the world works. Sharing the planet
THEMES and place Making sense of the
physical world
Teachers think and work at An inquiry into the history, An inquiry into how we use An inquiry into the properties of An inquiry into the natural
this level to help children geology and composition of the our understanding of scientific hard materials and the ways world and the
Earth, how we know that liv ing principles; the impact of which everyday materials can be interconnectedness of humans,
make connections to big things from the past are now scientific and technological used when identifying a need, plants and animals
ideas that are worth extinct. advances on society and on the planning, resourcing and
making an integral part of environment. evaluating an outcome
our lives.

Science Strands Living World Material World Living World


Evolution Properties and change of Life processes
matter
Chemistry and society

Physical World
Physical inquiry and physics
concepts

Science Achievement Understanding about Science Investigating in science Technological Pract ice Understanding about science
Participating and contributing
Objectives Co mmunicat ing in science

Technology Strands Planning for practice


Brief development
Outcome develop ment and
evaluation

HUMAN RIGHTS * Treaty of Waitangi (6/2) * International Day of * International Day of the * International Day for the
* Chinese New Year (2/2) Families 15/5 World’s Indigenous Eradication of Poverty
* International Day for the * Matariki (4/6) People 17/10
Elimination of Racial * You have a right to (9/8) * Diwali (26/10)
discrimination (21/3) special care and *You have the right to love * Parihaka (5/11)
Programme of Inquiry Learning 2011 “Act Now – Shape Your Future!”
* All children have the protection and to good and understanding, * Human Rights Day
right to what follows, no food, housing and preferably from parents (10/12)
matter what their race, medical services. and family, but from the
colour, sex, language, * You have the right to government where these * You have the right
religion, political or other special care if cannot help. always to be among the
opinion, or where they handicapped in any way. * You have the right to go first to get help.
were born or who they to school for free, to play
were born to. and to have an equal * You have the right to be
* You have the special chance to develop yourself protected against cruel acts
right to grow up and to and to learn to be or exploitation, eg you
develop physically and responsible and useful shall not be obliged to do
spiritually in a healthy and Your parents have special work which hinders your
normal way, free and with responsibilities for your development both
dignity. education and guidance physically and mentally.

HEALTH * Sun Safe Activit ies * Fundamental skills * Jump Jam * Sun Safe Activit ies
PROMOTION * Swimming programme * Fundamental skills * Fundamental skills
* Fundamental skills * Nutrit ion programme Programme
programme * Nutrit ion * Nutrit ion
* Summit Club * Jump Jam
* Nutrit ion

Mathematics Each Syndicate and Classroom


to plan according to needs and
integration with Inquiry units
Literacy Each Syndicate and Classroom
to plan according to needs and
integration with Inquiry units
Writing Each Syndicate and Classroom
to plan according to needs and
integration with Inquiry units
The Arts Each Syndicate and Classroom
to plan according to needs and
integration with Inquiry units
Programme of Inquiry Learning 2011 “Act Now – Shape Your Future!”

Kowhai Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4


Syndicate &
Te Pouahi R10
Unit Topic
Unit Topic Unit Topic Unit Topic
Connecting
Buried treasure Magic magnets And Busy bees
Constructing
Curriculum focus Curriculum focus Curriculum focus Curriculum focus

Science Science Technology Science


Evolution Properties and changes of Technological Practice Life Processes
matter

Chemistry and society

Key Competencies Key Competencies Key Competencies Key Competencies


Thinking Using Language, symbols Participating and Relating to Others
and text Contributing Thinking
Relating to others Managing Self
Participating and
contributing
Key idea Key idea Key idea Key idea

Fossils provide a picture of Magnets have many uses Different materials require Animals and plants work
past life and living in our everyday lives. different ways of together.
conditions on earth. fastening.
Materials can be changed
or joined in many ways to
make new things.
Lines of inquiry Lines of inquiry Lines of inquiry Lines of inquiry
Programme of Inquiry Learning 2011 “Act Now – Shape Your Future!”
1. How do we know about 1. Understand that 1. Explore how everyday 1. How is honey made?
things on earth before magnets have a north and things are joined together 2. Investigate the life of a
people? south pole. e.g. toys, construction and bee
2. What is a fossil? 2. Indentify everyday uses destruction. 3. Investigate the link
3. What clues do fossils of magnets. 2. Series of investigations between flowers, bees and
give us about life in the 3. Explore properties of using everyday materials: honey
past? magnets through a series newspaper, wire, wood, 4. Investigate recent threat
4. Select and research an of experiments e.g. Which glue, nails, split pins, to bees in NZ
extinct NZ animal materials can a magnetic cellotape, making tape 5. How can we look after
5. What can we do to force pass through? Which 3. Use understanding bees in the future to ensure
prevent other NZ animals materials are or are not developed from an ongoing supply of
from becoming extinct? attracted to magnets? investigations to design, honey?
construct and evaluate a
mask
Rich Task Rich Task Rich Task Rich Task
Visually present Perform a magic trick Produce a mask to be worn Digital story reflecting
information to show involving magnetism. at the Nelson Mask children’s understanding
understanding of an Festival of how honey is produced
extinct NZ animal.
HUMAN RIGHTS * Treaty of Waitangi (6/2) * Matariki (4/ 6) *You have the right to love and * Diwali (26/ 10)
* All ch ild ren have the right to * You have a right to special understanding, preferably fro m * Parihaka (5/11)
what follows, no matter what care and protection and to good parents and family, but fro m the * Hu man Rights Day (10/ 12)
their race, colour, sex, language, food, housing and medical government where these cannot
religion, political or other services. help. * You have the right always to
opinion, or where they were * You have the right to go to be among the first to get help.
born or who they were born to. school for free, to p lay and to
* You have the special right to have an equal chance to develop
* You have the right to be
grow up and to develop yourself and to learn to be
protected against cruel acts or
physically and spiritually in a responsible and useful Your exploitation, eg you shall not be
healthy and normal way, free parents have special
obliged to do work which
and with dignity. responsibilit ies for your
hinders your development both
education and guidance physically and mentally.
HEALTH * Sun Safe Activit ies * Fundamental skills * Jump Jam * Fundamental skills
PROMOTION * Swimming programme * Fundamental skills Programme
* Fundamental skills * Nutrit ion programme * Jump Jam
programme
Programme of Inquiry Learning 2011 “Act Now – Shape Your Future!”

Pohutukawa Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4


Syndicate &
Te Pouahi R16
Unit Topic Unit Topic Unit Topic Unit Topic

Inside the Earth Science Alive Masks Living Creatures


Curriculum focus Curriculum focus Curriculum focus Curriculum focus

Science Science Technology Science


Evolution Properties and changes of Technological Practice Life Processes
matter

Chemistry and society

Key Competencies Key Competencies Key Competencies Key Competencies


Participating and Using Language, symbols Participating and Using Language, symbols
Contributing and text Contributing and text
Thinking Thinking Thinking
Relating to Others

Key idea Key idea Key idea Key idea

The Earth has layers. We can observe, describe Masks are created and Living creatures and plants
There is evidence in the and compare common used for different reasons. can be grouped in different
Earth’s layers to prove that materials and the changes There is a process for ways.
dinosaurs existed. that occur when heated, using materials to create a Living creatures and plants
Dinosaurs existed and are cooled or mixed. mask for a specific have similarities and
now extinct. There are scientific purpose. differences.
processes for conducting
experiments.
Lines of inquiry Lines of inquiry Lines of inquiry Lines of inquiry
Programme of Inquiry Learning 2011 “Act Now – Shape Your Future!”

1. What is the Earth made 1. Materials have different 1. What are masks used 1. What makes humans
of? properties. for? different from other living
2. What are the different 2. Materials can physically 2. What is the purpose and creatures?
layers of the Earth? change. brief of the masks we are 2. What types of living
3. What in the Erath tells 3. Changes to materials creating? creatures and plants are
us that dinosaurs existed? can be permanent or 3. What is the process for there?
4. How long ago did temporary. creating a mask? 3. How can living
dinosaurs exist? creatures and plans be
grouped?
Rich Task Rich Task Rich Task Rich Task

Design and create a model Carry out a scientific Following the Create a diagram that
showing the layers of the experiment using the technological process, shows the similarities and
Earth. correct process and present create a mask. differences of groups of
your results. (Identify a need, plan, living creatures and plants.
resource, develop, create
and evaluate.)
HUMAN RIGHTS Treaty of Waitangi Matariki International Day of Peace Diwali
Purple Cake Day Parihaka
HEALTH * Swimming * Fundamental skills * Sun Safe Activities
PROMOTION * Fundamental skills programme * Fundamental skills * Fundamental skills
programme programme Programme
* Nutrition * Jump Jam
Programme of Inquiry Learning 2011 “Act Now – Shape Your Future!”

Kahikatea Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4


Syndicate &
Te Pouahi R17
Unit topic Unit topic Unit topic Unit topic
What’s beneath our feet? A matter of fact! Stick it! Flower Power!

Curriculum focus Curriculum focus Curriculum focus Curriculum focus


Science Science Technology Science
Evolution Properties and changes of Technological Knowledge Life Processes
matter and understanding

Chemistry and society


Key Competencies Key Competencies Key Competencies Key Competencies

Thinking Thinking Thinking Thinking


Using language symbols Using language symbols Using language symbols Using language symbols
and texts and texts and texts and texts
Relating to others Relating to others Relating to others Relating to others
Participating and Participating and Participating and Participating and
contributing contributing contributing contributing
Managing self Managing self
Key idea Key idea Key idea Key idea

Fossils give us clues about Changes occur when Identified needs dictate All living things have
life in the past materials are mixed, technological practice certain requirements so
heated and cooled. they can stay alive
Many plants and animals
that lived on Earth in the There are simple patterns
past can no longer be seen in physical phenomena
alive
Lines of inquiry Lines of inquiry Lines of inquiry Lines of inquiry
Programme of Inquiry Learning 2011 “Act Now – Shape Your Future!”
What is a fossil? Different materials behave What are our identified What are the requirements
How living things become in specific ways in certain needs and how will we that living things need in
fossils conditions plan to meet these? order to survive?
What can we learn from Matter changes and Different materials require Parts of a plant fulfil
fossils? interacts different ways of fastening different functions
Energy affects matter Strength of materials and Plants reproduce in
fastenings should be different ways
considered

Rich Task Rich Task Rich Task Rich Task

Children will create a Children will design a Children will design and Children will design a
presentation to show how science fair investigation construct a model to meet digital presentation that
a living thing became a to demonstrate their the identified needs using identifies the different
fossil understanding of scientific their knowledge of parts of a plant and their
investigative principles fastenings and materials. functions
HUMAN RIGHTS * Treaty of Waitangi (6/2) * Matariki (4/6) * International Day of the * Diwali (26/10)
* Chinese New Year (2/2) World’s Indigenous * Parihaka (5/11)
People * Human Rights Day
(9/8) (10/12)

HEALTH * Swimming * Fundamental skills * Sun Safe Activities


PROMOTION * Fundamental skills programme * Fundamental skills * Fundamental skills
programme programme Programme
* Nutrition * Jump Jam
Programme of Inquiry Learning 2011 “Act Now – Shape Your Future!”

Totara Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4


Syndicate
& Te
Pouahi
R9
Unit Topic Unit Topic Unit Topic Unit Topic
Running What it means to be alive!
Our Evolving World Is Plastic Fantastic?
Like Clockwork
Curriculum focus Curriculum focus Curriculum focus Curriculum focus

Science Science Technology Science


Evolution Properties and changes of Technological Practice Life Processes
matter

Chemistry and society

Key Competencies Key Competencies Key Competencies Key Competencies


Using language symbols and Using language symbols and Using language symbols and Using language symbols and
texts texts texts texts
Thinking Thinking Thinking Thinking
Managing Self Managing Self Managing Self Managing Self
Participating and Participating and Participating and Participating and Contributing
Contributing Contributing Contributing Relating to Others
Relating to Others Relating to Others Relating to Others
Key idea Key idea Key idea Key idea
Plants and animals change, Materials have chemical and Planning trial and Humans, plants and animals are
evolve and adapt over long physical properties that can improvement can help us interconnected and
Programme of Inquiry Learning 2011 “Act Now – Shape Your Future!”
periods of time. change and make them useful make a better product. interdependent.
for us in everyday life.
Lines of inquiry Lines of inquiry Lines of inquiry Lines of inquiry
• Plants and animals can be • Different materials are • Simple machines make • Living things have certain
classified into groups. used for different our lives easier. life processes in common.
• Plants and animals evolve technological uses and • Investigate simple • There are seven factors that
and adapt over long periods processes. machines that work are needed in order count as
of time. • Materials can change together to cause an effect, being ‘living’ (MRS
• Some living things in NZ chemically and physically. Eg. Clockwork, puppets GREN).
are quite different to living • Materials can be grouped • Humans rely on plants and
things in other parts of the according to their chemical animals for our survival.
world. and physical properties,
Eg. Metals, plastics, wood

Rich Task Rich Task Rich Task Rich Task


Research and create a Prepare a fair test for the Create a mask for the Mask Create a documentary to
presentati on about an animal or Science Fair that investigates Parade that utilises aspects explain life processes.
plant that has adapted over time.
Predict how th is animal or plant
materials and their properties of simple machines, E.g.
may adapt into the future based on and uses. Eg, insulations, hinges, levers, pulleys,
different environmental factors. flammable materials, springs
strength/durability

HUMAN * Treaty of Waitangi (6/2) * International Day of * International Day of the * International Day for the
RIGHTS * International Day for the Families 15/5 World’s Indigenous People Eradication of Poverty 17/10
Elimination of Racial * Matariki (4/6) (9/8) * Parihaka (5/11)
discrimination (21/3) You have the right to- You have the right to- * Human Rights Day (10/12)
• All children have the right • Special care and protection • Love and understanding, You have the right to-
to what follows, no matter and to good food, housing preferably from parents and • Be among the first to get
what their race, colour, sex, and medical services. family, but from the help.
language, religion, political • Special care if handicapped government where these • Be protected against cruel
or other opinion, or where in any way. cannot help. acts or exploitation, eg you
they were born or who they • Go to school for free, to shall not be obliged to do
were born to. play and to have an equal work which hinders your
• You have the special right to chance to develop yourself development both physically
grow up and to develop and to learn to be and mentally.
physically and spiritually in responsible and useful
Programme of Inquiry Learning 2011 “Act Now – Shape Your Future!”
a healthy and normal way, Your parents have special
free and with dignity. responsibilities for your
education and guidance
HEALTH * Swimming * Fundamental skills * Fundamental skills * Sun Safe Activities
PROMOTION * Fundamental skills programme programme * Fundamental skills
programme * Nutrition Programme
* Summit Club * Jump Jam
* Pubertal change