PYP Updates How The World Works April-Juni 2018

Our transdisciplinary-theme for this unit is How the World Works. The Central Idea is ‘The interpretation of objects may be changed by light’ and the Lines of Inquiry are:

  • Sources of light
  • Reflection of light on different states of surfaces
  • How light is used in life

The key concepts the students develop throughout this unit are form, function, and connection. Furthermore, the related concepts are light and interpretation.

Not only academic skills, EY 1 students will also develop certain learner profiles and attitudes, which are inquirer, thinker, knowledgeable, commitment, curiosity, and independence.

First, we will investigate a lot of things in order for them to be knowledgeable of various sources of light. Moreover, to be an inquirer and a thinker, we stimulate students’ curiosity by asking them to find out how reflection of light on different states of surfaces look like. Last but not least, they will explain the use of light in their life.

For the summative assessment, students will report their experiment about how light changes the way we see things accoeding to distance, surface and the source of light itself.


Listening and Speaking

In relation to connection concept, throughout our last unit this academic year EY1 students will learn to participates in creating stories. Furthermore, to develop their literacy skills, they will express opinions about the meaning of a stories and write stories based on their experiences. Moreover, they will begins to discriminate ICT iconography.


To support the concept of function in this unit, the students are going to learn to solve subtraction problems, and they will learn to present information they have collected using pictograph, bar graph and living graph.




Bahasa Indonesia

To support the concept of form in this unit we are going to review writing and reading. They will practice to read and write simple phrases.


Visual Arts

Since EY1 students are learning the concept light, and interpretation, they will learn to create multi-colored glases. Aside of that they will learn to doodle.


EY1 students will have fun activities in music lesson in this unit. Related to the form concept, they will learn that music can be notated in various ways. This time, they will use numbers and common musical notes while singing do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do and will learn to play un-tuned percussion using proper beat related to function and connection concepts.


In this unit EY1 students will explore different ways of moving on the floor and on apparatus. They also learn how to handle small equipment using various body parts. Then, for supporting the concept of function, EY1 students will learn how to be aware of the importance of physical activities.


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