Specialist News Term 2, 2013 Prep Library Reinforce the borrowing / returning procedure (N.B. Preps have a Library lesson Thursday but borrow on Fridays.) Revise how picture books are housed alphabetically and how to place them on shelves correctly. Reinforce parts of a book – title, cover, endpapers and introduce author, illustrator, spine and barcode. Read and discuss texts re: family, histories and culture(U.O.I.) if possible. Revise the Picture Fiction location and introduce the Easy Fiction and Non-Fiction locations. Reinforce the Library’s Essential Agreement. Reinforce the P.Y.P. attitudes if applicable to the content of the lesson and the Unit of Inquiry Visual Art The Essential Agreement in the art room “Me at School” – self-portrait – free drawing Introduction to primary colours and secondary colours – Painting Primary colours ‘paper sculpture’ Introduction to Line – the use of line to create drawing effects (straight, curved, thick, thin...) Clay: Pinch Pots Picture Story Book directed art PYP concepts: Responsibility; Change PYP attitudes: Independence; Curiosity PYP learner profiles: Knowledgeable; Communicator Japanese Topic Classroom instructions ( stand up, sit down, look, listen) numbers(1-10) Japanese stories Japanese songs and dances origami Concepts Form (pattern) Perspective (beliefs )Perspective ( point of view of others) Specialist News (cont’d) Physical Education Focus: Developing their gross motor skills in bouncing, catching, rolling and underarm throwing. Playing a variety of games to develop students understanding of rules. Concepts: Function: How does this movement work? Attitudes: Confidence: Gaining confidence in their ability as learners. Learner Profile: Risk Takers: willing to try new skills and learn from any mistakes made. Music WHAT WAS IT LIKE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG? Focus: *Becoming familiar with the musical elements of Beat, Pitch and tempo. * Learning to read a simple music score and playing it with percussion instruments...their introduction to written music. *Learning to play the chime bars using correct technique. *Responding to music creatively and learning a line-dance. *Singing fun songs related to the Unit of Inquiry: e.g. ‘Today I Feel Older’, ‘Tadpole Blues’, and ‘Sunny Side of Life’. Concepts: Change, connection, perspective. * Exploring the questions: “How does music connect me to other people?”, “How can we change the way we play or move to convey a different meaning?” and “How has technology changed the way people listen to music? Using the song “Tadpole Blues” as a stimulus, discuss how the perspectives of the frog’s and tadpole’s life, changed. Attitudes: Appreciation, Curiosity * Listening to music and singing songs their grandparents may have learnt. * Listening respectfully to the creative performances of other class groups. *Learning to appreciate the ideas of others in the class. Learner Profile: Reflective, Open Minded * “How can some songs help us understand the past? * Listening to and singing songs, that sound ‘different’...to encourage an open minded attitude to music from other cultures.