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IBPYP: Program of Inquiry School: Hua Mao Multicultural Education Academy 2012-2013 (Ningbo, China) Age

Prep 5-6 years


An inquiry into Who we are

An inquiry into An inquiry into Where we are in place and time How we express ourselves

An inquiry into How the world works

An inquiry into How we organise ourselves

An inquiry into Sharing the planet

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.

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 civilisations, from local and global perspectives.

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the way in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

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.

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of humanmade systems and communities; the structure and function of organisations; societal decision making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

An inquiry into the rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

Subject Focus: PSPE, Social studies strand- Personal and physical education

Subject Focus: Social studies- History

Subject Focus: Language, Music, Art Soc studies- history, geography, society (S st) Central Idea: Culture Express! The world is populated with many cultures

Subject Focus: Science, SOSE, Maths Science- living things

Subject Focus: SOSE, Maths Soc studies- Society

Subject Focus: Science, Art, Language Science- Earth and space

Central Idea: Central Idea: Toys and Us! Day in- Day out! Toys and games have evolved Balanced daily routines allow us to over time. enjoy lifestyles. Lines of Inquiry: Lines of Inquiry: • Daily habits and routines • Different toys and games • The importance of including around the world. physical activities in our daily life • Toys and games have changed over time • Benefits of having daily habits and routines. • Imaginative use of everyday materials and Concepts- function, causation, form the outcomes of playing (rules, responsibility, Related concepts: social skills, learning) role, structure, patterns, goals, health Concepts- connection, change, LP- Balanced, principled, risk taker form, function

Lines of Inquiry: • The concept of culture • Cultural differences and connections • Cultures within NingBo and the stories they have to tell.

T skills- self management, social

Related concepts: role, behaviour, difference, similarity,

LP- open minded, reflective, thinkers, knowledgeable

LP- open minded, principled, risk taker

T skills- social, communication, research

T skills-communication, social, self management

Attitudes- tolerance, appreciation, respect, curiosity

Attitudes- commitment, respect, independence

Attitudes- cooperation, IBO © September 1999

Concepts- connection, perspective Related concepts: symbolism, appreciation, interpretation, relationship, belief , tradition

Central Idea: It’s alive! All living things change

Central Idea: My school Schools serve different needs. Lines of inquiry: • The way schools are organized. Lines of Inquiry: • Different jobs and • Differences between living responsibilities in our school. and non living • Independent learners at • Life cycles school • Living things and their environment Concepts- function, connection, Concepts- form, change, causation connection Related concepts: Related concepts- adaptation, Community, team, role, systems, Food Chain, life cycle, growth, operation, interdependence relationships, transformation LP-caring, reflective, LP- inquirer, knowledgeable, communicators thinker T skills- social, communication, self T skills-research, thinking management Attitudes- curiosity, empathy

Attitudes-cooperation, integrity, tolerance

Central Idea: Big Blue! Our use of the ocean affects marine life in many ways. Lines of Inquiry: • Plants and animals that live in the ocean • The ways in which people use the ocean. • Taking care of the ocean Concepts- connection, responsibility, reflection Related concepts: adaptation, food chain, consequences, impact LP- caring, inquirer, thinkers, reflective T skills- self management, thinking, social, research Attitudes- curiosity, integrity, respect

confidence, enthusiasm, tolerance, integrity Primar y Resour ces

Excursion to stadium Guest speaker on Martial arts Visit to Gymnasium Dentist, doctor visit

IBO © September 1999

Visit to Toymaker at Lao Wai Tan

Ancient Library (Tianyige) visit Ancient Town visit Guest speakers (family, storyteller, arts or crafts expert) Character parade

Visit to a nursery Plant trees in school

Visit to Hua Mao primary class Visit local kindergarten

Visit Oceanworld ‘Clean up day’ at a beach

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