CURRENT UNIT OF INQUIRY
How the world works
We change and combine materials for specific purposes
Lines of inquiry
Everyday materials can be changed in a variety of ways
A variety of techniques can be used to change and combine materials
Change – How is it changing?
Connection – How is this connected to other things?
Sparking curiosity or a strong reaction to something is often a great way to begin a new inquiry. For our inquiry ‘Living things change over time,’ the staff set up a room with a variety of things for children to look at, touch and explore. This provided them with opportunities to share current understandings and ask questions for further exploration. The children were immersed in an environment that became the springboard for our discussions and wonderings
When working mathematically Grade 1 and 2 students are regularly being exposed to real life problem solving scenarios. They are given the opportunity to apply, practise and refine their skills and thinking. They are encouraged to develop mathematical language through the emersion in topics and in their ability to discuss and articulate their thinking.
At Mornington Primary School hands-on materials, equipment, picture story books and ICT are incorporated into teaching and learning to support, engage, reinforce and present mathematical concepts. This approach enables our children to feel confident using mathematics in their lives and build their confidence as mathematicians.