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SEKOLAH VICTORY PLUS

Primary Years Programme

PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY (2013 – 2014) 1st Semester
Trans-disciplinary Themes Where We Are in Place and Time An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives. Sharing the Planet An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution. How We Organize Ourselves An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment. Who We Are An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

2nd Semester
How We Express Ourselves An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetics. How the World Works An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

Grade Level

Grade 1

1 (22 July-13 September) Central idea: We seek a place where we have a sense of belonging. Concepts: Function, Change, Responsibility. Related Concepts: adaptation, belongin. Lines of Inquiry:

2 (16 September-31 October) Central idea: People interact with, use and value local environments in different ways. Concepts: Function, Causation, Responsibility. Related Concepts: conservation, development, interdependence. Lines of Inquiry: ● Natural and human made environments.

3 (1 November -19 December) Central idea: Ways and systems in which we communicate have varying degrees of effectiveness. Concepts: Function, Causation, Reflection Related Concepts: system, communication, effective Lines of Inquiry:

4 (15 January -28 February) Central idea: Balanced lifestyle choices affect health and wellbeing. Concepts: Form, Connection, Reflection. Related Concepts: choice, wellbeing, health, balanced. Lines of Inquiry:

5 (3 March-11 April) Central idea: Stories engage their audience and communicate meaning. Concepts: Form, Connection, Perspective. Related Concepts: story, narrative, characterization, communication. Lines of Inquiry: ● The structures of a story. ● Ways in which stories can be told.

6 (14 April-13June) Central idea: The management of waste supports the sustainability of the environment. Concepts: Form, Causation, Responsibility. Related Concepts: control, environment, management, system, waste. Lines of Inquiry: ● Different types of waste. ● Why we need to control waste.

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What it means to belon. The challenges experienced in a new place. Ways to adapt to new places.

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How local environments address people’s needs. Ways to preserve our local environment.

The procedures required for different forms of communication. Communication systems for people with disabilities. Different communication methods are appropriate and effective for different purposes.

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What it means to have a balanced lifestyle. How the choices we make affect our health. Different sources of information that help us makes choices.

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The messages stories can convey. Personal choice of stories.

How we can protect the environment from waste.

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| SVP/PYP/POI Matrix/2013 – 2014

Up-dated 28th May 2013

SEKOLAH VICTORY PLUS

Primary Years Programme

PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY (2013 – 2014) 1st Semester
Trans-disciplinary Themes How We Express Ourselves An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetics. How the World Works An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment. 2 (23 September- 8 November) Central idea: Survival depends on responses to patterns of change in the natural environment. Concepts: Form, Causation, Connection. Related Concepts: environment, migration, hibernation, seasons. Lines of Inquiry: Who We Are An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human. Sharing the Planet An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

2nd Semester
How We Organize Ourselves An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment. Where We Are in Place and Time An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

Grade Level

Grade 2

1 (16 June- 20 September) Central idea: Imagination inspires us to express ourselves creatively. Concepts: Form, Function, Perspective. Related Concepts: creativity, imagination, imagery, communication. Lines of Inquiry:

3 (11 November- 19 December) Central idea: Actions have consequences that affect personal and community safety. Concepts: Causation, Connection, Reflection. Related Concepts: safety, consequences, awareness, danger. Lines of Inquiry: ● What it means to be in danger.

4 (15 January - 28 February) Central idea: Life cycles support the balance of nature. Concepts: Change, Connection, Responsibility. Related Concepts: cycles, adaptation, balance. Lines of Inquiry: ● Patterns of growth. ● Factors that support the continuity of life cycles.

5 (3 March - 24 April) Central idea: Communities create transportation systems that meet their needs. Concepts: Form, Function, Change Related Concepts: networks, sustainability, technology. Lines of Inquiry:

6 (28 April- 6 June) Central idea: The designs of buildings determine how people use them. Concepts: Form, Function, change. Related Concepts: space, structure, design. Lines of inquiry:

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How we can stimulate our imagination. Ways we can express our imagination. What it means to be creative.

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Differentiating between weather, seasons and climate. The causes of change to weather, seasons and climate. The responses of living things to seasons and changes in climate.

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Features of transportation systems. Decisions involved when designing transportation systems. The response of transportation systems to changing needs.

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Consequences of our actions. The identification of potential dangers.

Ways we can maintain the balance of nature.

The changing use of buildings. The design of buildings over time. Factors to consider when designing a building now.

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| SVP/PYP/POI Matrix/2013 – 2014

Up-dated 28th May 2013

SEKOLAH VICTORY PLUS

Primary Years Programme

PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY (2013 – 2014) 1st Semester
Trans-disciplinary Themes Who We Are An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human. Sharing the Planet An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution. How We Express Ourselves An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetics. How the World Works An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

2nd Semester
How We Organize Ourselves An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decisionmaking; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment. Where We Are in Place and Time An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

Grade Level

Grade 3

1 (16 July – 6 September) Central idea: Shared rights and responsibilities support a functional community. Concepts: Function, Connection, Responsibility. Related Concepts: rights and responsibilities, functional community, power. Lines of Inquiry:  What are our personal rights.  The creation of shared rights and responsibilities in our community.  Respecting rights and responsibilities.

2 (9 September – 31 October) Central idea: People can establish practices in order to sustain and maintain the Earth’s resources. Concepts: Form, Causation, Reflection. Related Concepts: sustainability, consequences, awareness. Lines of Inquiry:  Sustainability.  Personal and organisational choices that help sustain the environment.  Ways to restore and renew resources (reflection).

3 (6 November- 19 December) Central idea: Uniqueness can be expressed through the arts.. Concepts: Form, Perspective, Reflection. Related Concepts: uniqueness, exploration, creativity, harmony, aesthetic. Lines of Inquiry:  Different forms of the arts.  Expressions of uniqueness.  Respecting and appreciating the artistic expressions of others.

4 (15 January - 21 February) Central idea: Energy may be transformed and used in various ways. Concepts: Form, Function, Change Related Concepts: energy, transformation. Lines of Inquiry:  Different forms of energy  How energy can be. transformed and used.  Scientific and technological advances in energy conversion.

5 (24 February – 5 May) Central Idea: Economic activity relies on systems of production, exchange and consumption of goods and services. Concepts: Function, Connection, Responsibility. Related Concepts: supply and demand, inequity, fair trade. Lines of inquiry:  The role of supply and demand.  The effect of globalization on the market place.  Our responsibility as consumers.

6 (6 May – 24 June) Central idea: The Earth’s physical geography determines the way it is explored and where settlement can be established. Concepts: Form, Change, Connection. Related Concepts: exploration, geography, settlement, modification. Lines of Inquiry:  Geographical features.

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The connection between geographical features, exploration and settlement. How geographical features are modified to support settlement.

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| SVP/PYP/POI Matrix/2013 – 2014

Up-dated 28th May 2013