Hamilton Hill International Kindergarten
Programme of Inquiry 2017-2018

 

K1 Who We Are Where We are in  Place and Time How We Express Ourselves How the World Works How we  organize Ourselves
Sharing The Planet
  An inquiry into the nature of 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 civilizations, from local and global perspectives. 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 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 human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment. 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.
 

Unit Title
Our Senses

 

Unit Title
The artist

Unit Title
Light all around us

Unit Title
Transportation system

 
 

Central idea
Our senses stimulate exploration of our environment

 

Central idea
People use a range of mediums to express their feelings, imagination and ideas through the art

Central idea
Lights come from different sources and interact with different objects

 

Central idea
Transportation systems are created to meet the needs of the community
 

 
 

Key Concept
Function, Connection, Responsibility

 

Key Concept
Form, Reflection, Perspective

Key Concept
Function, Causation, Change
 

Key Concept
Form, Connection, Function
 

 
 

Related Concept
Senses, Exploration

 

Related Concept
Imagination, Expression, emotions

Related Concept
Light, Energy
 

Related Concept
System, Choices
 

 
 

Lines of Inquiry

  1. The function of our senses (Function)
  2. How senses contribute to our learning (Connection)
Ways to take care of our senses (Responsibility)




 
Early years only complete four units of inquiry

Lines of Inquiry

  1. The ways in which people expressive themselves (Dance, drama, music, visual arts) (Form)
  2. How art reflects our feelings, imagination and ideas (Reflection)
Our responses to different forms of arts (Perspective)

Lines of Inquiry

  1. Functions of different types of light (Function)
  2. How reflections and shadows are made (Causation)
The changing shape of shadows and colour shade (Change)





 

Lines of Inquiry

  1. Features of transportation (Form)
  2. How features of transportation systems are interconnected (Connection)
Decisions involved in using transportation (Function)



 
Early years only complete four units of inquiry
 

Learner Profile
Caring, Balanced

 

Learner Profile
Communicators, Open-minded, Reflective

Learner Profile
Inquirers, Risk-takers

Learner Profile
Thinker, Knowledgeable, Principled

 
 

Attitude
Confidence, Integrity, Commitment

 

Attitude
Appreciation, Tolerance, Creative

Attitude
Cooperation, Curiosity, Enthusiasm
 

Attitude
Empathy, Respect, Independence

 
 

Transdisciplinary skills
Self-management skills Communication skills

 

Transdisciplinary skills
Communication skills
Social skills

Transdisciplinary skills
Social skills
Research skills

Transdisciplinary skills
Research skills
Thinking skills

 
 

Focus subjects:
Language
PSPE


 

 

Focus subjects:
Language
Arts
PSPE

 

Focus subjects:
Language
Science and technology
 

 

Focus subjects:
Language
Mathematics
Social study

 

 
 

Special learning experience:

 

Special learning experience:
Theatre show
Expressive Art-therapy

Special learning experience:



 

Special learning experience:
Transportation experience day

 
             

 

 

K2/3 Who We Are Where We are in  Place and Time How We Express Ourselves How the World Works How we  organize Ourselves
Sharing The Planet
  An inquiry into the nature of 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 civilizations, from local and global perspectives. 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 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 human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment. 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.
 

Unit Title
Culture

Unit Title
Structures

Unit Title
Once upon a time    

Unit Title
Scientific investigation


 

 
 

Central idea
Learning about different cultures helps us develop a better understanding of ourselves and others

Central idea
Different structures serve different purposes and reflect histories of mankind
 

Central idea
People’s imagination can create stories from their experience and ideas
 

Central idea
Scientific investigation helps people to make sense of the world

 

 

 
 

Key Concept
Form, Reflection, Connection
 

Key Concept
Form, Causation, Change
 

Key Concept
Form, Perspective, Reflection

Key Concept Function, Change, Responsibility

 

 
 

Related Concept
Culture, Tradition, Respect
 

Related Concept
History, Structure, Time
 

Related Concept
Imagination, Creativity, Stories

Related Concept
Matter, Discovery, Safety
 


 

 
 

Lines of Inquiry

  1. The similarities and differences between different cultures (Form)
  2. What people do to reflect their own cultures (Reflection)

Understanding and respecting different cultures in the world (Connection)



 

Lines of Inquiry

  1. Famous structures in Hong Kong and around the world (Form)
  2. How the purpose of the structure affects its form (Causation)
How structures change over time (Change)





 

Lines of Inquiry

  1. Different Ways that stories can be represented (Form)
  2. How characters’ point of view affect a story (Perspective)

How stories are created (Reflection)




 

Lines of Inquiry

  1. How scientific methods work (Function)
  2. How matter changes (Change)

Safety awareness during investigations (Responsibility)


 




 

 

Early years only complete four units of inquiry

 
Early years only complete four units of inquiry
 

Learner Profile
Open-minded, Caring, Balanced

Learner Profile
Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers

Learner ProfileCommunicators, Reflective, Open-minded

Learner Profile
Risk takers, Inquirers, Principled

 

 
 

Attitude
Empathy, Respect, Tolerance
 

Attitude
Appreciation, Cooperation, Enthusiasm

Attitude
Commitment, Confidence, Creativity

Attitude
Independence, Curiosity, Integrity

 

 
 

Transdisciplinary skills
Communication skills
Social Skills

Transdisciplinary Skill
Thinking Skills, Research skills
 

Transdisciplinary SkillCommunication skills, Thinking skills

Transdisciplinary Skill
Research skills, Self-management skills

 

 
 

Focus subjects:
Language
Social Study
PSPE

Focus subjects:
Language
Social Study
 

Focus subjects:
Language
Art
PSPE

Focus subjects:
Language
Mathematics
Science

 

 
 

Special learning experience:
Culture Sharing
(Parents come in and share their culture and traditional food)

Special learning experience:
Peak



 

Special learning experience:
Library visit
Theatre show

 

Special learning experience:
Science museum