Let´s explore today’s “PYP Inquiry Box” content: SIGNS AND SYMBOLS

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SIGNS AND SYMBOLS  Inquiry  box

PYP Springboard inquiry boxes can be used flexibly by teachers and students of the International Baccalaureate(R) Primary Years Programme, supporting a school's inquiry programme and the teaching of the units of inquiry. The Signs and Symbols Inquiry Box is for ages 3-6. It contains a collection of mixed-ability non-fiction books to enable students to practise research skills and explore their own lines of inquiry within the unit. The teacher's manual gives guidance and support offering: - Links to the appropriate transdisciplinary themes and skills, key concepts and PYP attitudes - Suggestions for central ideas - Questions to ask the students to provoke meaningful discussion and inquiry - Ideas for learning engagements - Flexible assessment sheets and research organisers - Formative and summative assessment ideas - Links to the learner profile - Links to other disciplinary concepts.

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SIGNS AND SYMBOLS  TEACHER´S GUIDE

Implement the PYP and give students the full breadth of high quality inquiry learning with this non-prescriptive, flexible support.This Teacher's Manual provides guidance and practical suggestions on how to deliver the unit of inquiry. Each manual includes links to the appropriate transdisciplinary themes and skills, key concepts, PYP attitudes and learner profile to save you valuable preparation time.It is also included as part of the relevant Inquiry Box with a selection of age-appropriate fiction and non-fiction.

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A YEAR IN OUR LIVES

Follow the story of two pen pals to learn about time measurement and the months of the year! This charming title teaches children about time, analog and digital clocks, and early STEM themes by telling the story of what happened to these two pen pals during each month of the year. Make time measurement fun and easy with vibrant images, practice problems, and this exciting story!

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LITTLE BEES: TICK, TOCK

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Publisher: Hodder Wayland (February 26, 2009)

Language: English

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OUTDOOR EXPLORERS: SHAPE AND PATTERNS

It's easy to be an outdoor explorer! You can find out how in this action-packed book. Find circles all around you, do a leaf rubbing, create a natural collage, make your own spiderweb and much more! Shapes and Patterns is part of the Outdoor Explorers series for young children featuring activities for learning outdoors. Each book provides step-by-step instructions and talking points. At the end 'notes for adults' gives tips for getting high-quality learning from the activities. The books are a brilliant resource for an outdoor classroom setting and for children visiting a forest school.

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 PEOPLE WHO HELP US: AMBULANCE CREW

This books tells young readers all about the Ambulance Service, from who are the crew to what happens in an emergency. Looking at the ambulance's equipment, first responders, how to call for an ambulance and the St John Ambulance. Includes a picture quiz and free downloadable activities.

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PEOPLE WHO HELP US: DOCTORS

An introduction to the people who look after us in an emergency. This title looks at doctors - who they are, where they work, and what they do that helps us when we are hurt or injured.

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PEOPLE WHO HELP US: FIREFIGHTERS

This title looks at the fire station, fire engine, fire equipment, and the different types of emergencies that firefighters have to deal with. It also shows what you should do in an emergency.

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PEOPLE WHO HELP US: POLICE

Find out about the different jobs the police do. Discover how the police fight crime and keep us safe. Meet the police who work with dogs and horses. Learn how to dial 999 in an emergency.

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 WATCH OUT: NEAR WATER

The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Near Water raises children's awareness of how to stay safe when playing in or by water. It also includes a safety quiz at the end of the book.

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 WATCH OUT: OUT AND ABOUT

'Out and About' has a lively design, engaging text and features a 'What's Safe and What's Not?' activity at the end of the book. The title has been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.

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MY LEMONADE STAND : NUMBER PATTERNS

"Water, lemons, and sweetener — what more do you need to start a lemonade stand? Plenty! You can use number patterns to decide how many lemons to buy, how many batches of lemonade to make, and how much money you can expect to earn selling lemonade. Number patterns are a very important math skill."

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THE BEST FOOD IN THE FOREST

Chef Bear wants to make a meal for all his forest friends. He wants to please as many of his friends as possible. He asks for their suggestions. He uses picture graphs to organize the information. What kind of meal does he make?

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THE CHANGING SEASONS: SPRING

In this book find out about all the things that happen during the blossoming months of spring. it is part of 'The Changing Seasons' series, which looks at how plants, animals and people adapt to the different seasons. Each book has a simple text, with one sentence per page and stunning large photographs. They also feature fantastic project ideas. They are ideal books for young children studying the seasons. Each book also features useful teaching and literacy notes for teachers or parents.

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THE CHANGING SEASONS: WINTER

In this book find out about all the things that happen during the cold months of winter. it is part of 'The Changing Seasons' series, which looks at how plants, animals and people adapt to the different seasons. Each book has a simple text, with one sentence per page and stunning large photographs. They also feature fantastic project ideas. They are ideal books for young children studying the seasons. Each book also features useful teaching and literacy notes for teachers or parents.

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WAYS INTO RE: SYMBOLS OF FAITH

A friendly and very visual introduction to the key principles and practices of the world's six main religious faiths.

Paperback: 32 pages

Publisher: Franklin Watts Ltd (May 29 2014)

Language: English

 

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