Where we are in place and time

We are excited for the holidays, but this means that we are thinking about our next unit for the new year. As many of you will be taking trips to visit family around the world over the holidays, our next unit of inquiry will be "Journeys", which will begin in January. We will be looking at how we get to school, how we travel around our city, different types of transport, and previous holidays we have had. The inquiry will depend on the journeys the children wish to explore. Maybe some children will explore travel to other countries, while others will explore travelling into space! Perhaps you already have some ideas to share with your child.

Unit Length:

Beginning 4th January 2016, for 6-8 weeks.

Central Idea:

Journeys and explorations can influence us in a broad range of ways.

An inquiry into:

  • Different kinds of journeys and explorations
  • Reasons for journeys and explorations
  • Reflecting on the ways journeys and exploration can affect us

The learner profile attributes we will be focusing on are:

  • Knowledgeable
  • inquirer

Students can explore this theme through some of the following:

How can you help?

There are many ways in which parents can support the unit of inquiry at home:

  • Researching in books; on the internet; discussing the theme over your evening meal,
  • When on trips, or on the way to school, look for different modes of transport; Who can find the most?
  • Timing how long it takes to get to school in the morning; or using different modes of transport
  • Contact your child's teacher for further ideas

Thank you for your time and have a great day! Your Preschool team!