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Third Grade Class Programme

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3rd Grade

The PYP seeks to enhance students’ thinking skills and deepen their understanding of themselves, the environment and the changing world. It prepares students for the essential skills they will need in the future. The PYP emphasises and supports the child’s struggle to gain understanding of the world and to learn to function comfortably within it.
The foundation of our programme is built upon the units of inquiry. These six units are taught for a period of 8-10 weeks each and are linked with Language, Mathematics and the single subjects (Art, Music, and PE) as appropriate. These units provide the content for Science, Social Studies (History, Geography and Society) and Technology. There are many learning engagements to get to the big ideas. (Not just ‘hands on’ but ‘minds on’!) This means students are not only learning subject skills from different subject domains in relevant contexts, but also learning to apply them to complex issues. Because the units work across several subjects, they are called transdisciplinary.

An Inquiry into:

WHO WE ARE

CI: Life choices contribute to your health.
Lines of Inquiry:
- Elements of a balanced lifestyle
- What we do to maintain a healthy body

- How our choices affect our body

An Inquiry into:

HOW WE ORGANIZE OURSELVES

CI: Technology has changed the way we create, share and organize information.  
Lines of Inquiry:
- Technology in the work place, at home and for leisure  
- Development of technology over time

- How we use technology to organize information

An Inquiry into:

HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES

CI: Performing arts are used as a way to express emotions, ideas and identity.

Lines of Inquiry:
- Different mediums of performance
- The intention of the performance

- The cultural aspect of performing and interpreting

An Inquiry into:

HOW THE WORLD WORKS

CI: Life on Earth is dependent on how the solar system works.
Lines of Inquiry:
- How day, night and seasons are caused by Earth’s movement in space
- The relationship between the Earth and the solar system

- Why Earth has life and other planets do not

An Inquiry into:

SHARING THE PLANET

CI: Different ways of producing energy has an impact on the environment
Lines of Inquiry:
- Renewable and non-renewable energy
- How and where different types of energy are used

- Impacts of energy production on the environment

An Inquiry into:

WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME

CI: The motivation to explore impacts societies.
Lines of Inquiry:
- Factors that influence people to explore
- Exploration changed over time

- Impacts of exploration
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