Oceans - Term 3 2017 Inquiry
This term we are doing a homebase inquiry using the planning book used by HB Fancy Chicken. This is to ensure that children who will be moving to year 2 next year have had experience of inquiry planning.
The topic of Oceans was informed by expressed interests by the children which the LAs wove together with their desire to teach some science concepts and encourage the children to see they have an impact on and responsibility for their environment. The children's interests which informed this topic were - animals, art, science experiments, superheroes, fantasy creatures, wanting to go on trips and building things.
During the inquiry we will:
Take a snapshot of the children's ideas about oceans.
Gather some questions the children would like to answer.
Thread curriculum goals throughout - science, english, art, technology.
Define what an ocean is.
Explore facts about sea creatures.
Read books about the oceans and creatures.
Visit the beach and do the Searching the Shoreline programme.
Identify risks to the ocean and how we can personally help - pollution.
Interview a Marine Biologist.
Create a way to display our learning.
Do activities relating to sea creatures.