Who We Are

Second Unit Of Inquiry

(7 September – 28 October, 2016)

Central Idea Having a healthy lifestyle and understanding oneself can help human beings function successfully..
Lines of inquiry
    • Body systems and functions(circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems)
    • What constitutes a healthy lifestyle
    • Impacts of choices of lifestyle on our body
Key Concepts Function, Causation and responsibility







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRFykdf4kDc level of organization

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NALZwb-_YO4  nervous system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dah-4mtAnsQ  nervous system

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc1YtXc_84A  respiratory system

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbeLZwqSrgE  circulatory system

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s5iCoCaofc   circulatory system (2)




https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/downloads/calreqtips.pdf calorie counting



http://www.makemegenius.com/science-videos/grade_4/food-pyramid-nutrition-table food pyramid


Learning outcomes:

Learning outcomes:

  • Observe carefully in order to gather data
  • Use scientific vocabulary to explain their observations and experiences
  • Explain the influence of rest, food choices, exercise, sleep, and recreation on a person’s well-being
  • Identify common health problems that should be detected and treated early
  • Discuss behaviors that are safe, risky, or harmful to self and others
  • Set a personal health goal and make progress toward its achievement
  • Explain the basic structure and functions of the human body systems (e.g. how they are interrelated; how they function to fight diseases)


Active Living

Regular exercise, hydration, nutrition and rest are all important in a healthy lifestyle.

We can develop and maintain physical fitness by applying basic training principles.

  • Identify ways to live a healthier lifestyle
  • Understand how daily practices influence short- and long-term health
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of training in developing and maintaining fitness
  • Understand that there are substances that can cause harm to health


Creating in Dance

Arts have the power to influence thinking and behaviour.

  • Develop physical flexibility and strength


Creating in Music

Arts have the power to influence thinking and behaviour.

  • Create and perform a movement sequence using known musical elements


Creating in Visual Arts

We act on the responses to our artwork to inform and challenge our artistic development

  • Adjust and refine their creative process in response to constructive criticism
  • Utilize a broad range of ways to make meaning



Self-efficacy influences the way people feel, think and motivate themselves, and behave.

  • Recognise personal qualities, strengths and limitations



Healthy relationships are supported by the development and demonstration of constructive attitudes such as respect, empathy and compassion.

  • Reflect on the perspectives and ideas of others


Listening and Speaking

Thinking about the perspective of our audience helps us to communicate more effectively and appropriately.

  • Listen appreciatively and responsively, presenting their own point of view and respecting the views of others
  • Identify and expand on main ideas in familiar oral texts
  • Begin to paraphrase and summarise



Fractions and decimals are ways of representing whole-part relationships.

Constructing meaning

  • Model equivalent fractions
  • Use the language of fraction, for example numerator, denominator
  • Model addition and subtraction of decimals


Transferring meaning into symbols

  • Read, write, compare and order fractions
  • Read and write equivalent fractions
  • Read, write, compare and order fractions to hundredths or beyond
  • Develop strategies for memorizing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division number of facts
  • Describe mental and written strategies for multiplication and division


Applying with understanding

  • Add and subtract fractions with related denominations in real-life situations
  • Use decimal fractions in real-life situations
  • Use mental and written strategies for multiplication and division in real-life situations
  • Select an efficient method for solving a problem, for example, mental estimation, mental or written strategies, or by using a calculator
  • Use strategies to evaluate the reasonableness of answers
  • Add and subtract decimals in real-life situations, including money
  • Estimate sum, difference, product and quotient in real-life situations, including factions and decimals



Knowing what we aim to achieve helps us to select useful reference material to conduct research.

  • Recognize the author’s purpose, for example, to inform, entertain, persuade, instruct
  • Understand that stories have a plot; identify the main idea; discuss and outline the sequence of events leading to the final outcome


Responding in Dance

We use what we know to interpret arts and deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

  • Recognize how dance can be used to express and understand our inner thoughts and our understanding of the world around us


Responding in Music

We use what we know to interpret arts and deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

  • Create and perform a movement sequence accompanied by music that they have created
  • Analyse different compositions describing how the musical elements enhance the message


Responding in Visual Arts

We use what we know to interpret arts and deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

  • Use relevant and insightful questions to extend their understanding
  • Identify and consider the contexts in which artworks were made


Viewing and Presenting

Visual texts have the power to influence thinking and behaviour.

  • Explain how relevant personal experiences can add to the meaning of a selected film/movie; write and illustrate a personal response.



The way we structure and organize our writing helps others to understand and appreciate it.

  • Write for a range of purposes, both creative and informative, using different types of structures and styles according to the purpose of the writing
  • Use a range of strategies to record words/ideas of increasing complexity
  • Work independently to produce written work that is legible and well-presented, written either by hand or in digital format


Text Type: Persuasive Writing


Reading StrategiesUsing background knowledge, Creating mental image, & Questioning


ICT Skills: Investigating, Creating, Communicating


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