The current Programme of Inquiry (POI) for Fernway School is linked below. This is a working document; teacher teams are constantly reflecting and changing its content.
There are 6 units at each grade level - one for each theme. Each unit of inquiry has guiding precepts: a central idea, lines of inquiry and the identification of key concepts. Below is the way a sample unit of inquiry would be outlined on the POI. This is the 4th grade unit for "Where we are in place and time."
Central Idea: Challenges and opportunities drive immigration and migration.
Key Concepts: Change, perspective, causation
Related Concepts: Exploration, consequences, impact
Lines of Inquiry:
- Conflict between groups of people
- Reasons and ways people relocate
- Effects of immigration and migration on communities, cultures, and individuals