TERM 1 INQUIRY TOPICS:
Healthy Body, Healthy Minds
Central Idea – Making sensible choices about how we care for our bodies and minds helps us to thrive.
- Eating healthily and how it affects your body.
- Investigating the effects of exercise on body and mind.
- Investigating the effects on self-esteem when making healthy options (food, exercise emotions)
- What foods help me be healthy and why?
- How does exercise help me?
- Why do we need friends and family in our lives?
- Why do we need rest and exercise?
- How can I become more resilient?
Workers in Our Community
Central Idea – People have different professions through which they interact.
- Different kinds of professions
- People co-operate with others
- Connections between different jobs
- Steps of doing a specific job.
- How to work together towards a common goal.
- What is a community?
- What are our needs vs wants?
- What are the roles/responsibilities at home, people in the school and the greater community?
- Describe different jobs – both paid and unpaid of workers in the community.
- Explain how people and technologies in systems (communities) link to provide good and services to satisfy needs and wants.
TERM 2 INQUIRY TOPICS:
Central Idea: Structures are built with specific materials according to a process to meet the needs of communities.
- Different materials and their properties
- Natural vs man made structures and their purposes
- The design cycle – design, make and appraise. Using the DMA cycle to design and build structures
- How people have changed the landscape and how structures have an impact upon their surrounds
- Features that make structures unique and their purpose.
- What is a structure?
- What is the purpose of structures in our community and communities around the world?
- What are the essential features of different structures?
- What do houses and other structures look like in our local areas?
- Why are specific materials chosen when building structures?
- How do buildings differ in climates and locations around the world?
TERM 3 INQUIRY TOPICS:
History Through The Artefacts
Central Idea: Observing changes over time help us develop a sense of history, including personal history.
- How artefacts can reflect change
- Evidence of how the past is the same or different
- Investigating timelines
- What is an artefact?
- How have different items changed over time?
- What is a timeline?
- Investigate a timeline of a specific object.
- What is a personal timeline?