Topic outline

  • General

    Central Idea

    People utilise systems and services within communities to meet their needs.

    Lines of Inquiry 

    We are inquiring into

    • The communities that we belong to (CONNECTION)
    • The roles and responsibilities within communities (RESPONSIBILITY)
    • How people use systems and services (FUNCTION)

    What is this unit about?

    The 'How We Organise Ourselves' unit of inquiry encourages children to explore the interconnectedness of human-made systems, services and communities. In this unit, the K1s will have the opportunity to make inquiries into how the systems and services in our community help them in their day-to-day life. For example transport, shops, leisure services etc. 

    As this unit of inquiry develops, children will be encouraged to think of the contributions they make to the communities they are part of, including family, class and school. We will be promoting the need to contribute to our home and school community, as well as the wider community.