The POI in English 2019-2020

 

Klaipeda Universa Via International School

Pre-school / Kindergarten

 

Who we are 

Where we are in place and time 

How we express ourselves 

How the world works 

How we organize ourselves 

Sharing the planet 

Central idea:  

 

People are complex beings with different emotional, physical and social characteristics 

 

Central idea: 

 

 

Central idea: 

 

We can express our feelings and ideas in different ways 

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Forces can be used to make
objects move,
change direction or stop. 

Central idea: 

 

Signs and symbols
around us can 
help us to adapt to our surroundings. 

Central idea: 

Key concepts: 

 

Function, Form, Connection 

 

Learner profile: 

Inquirers, Balanced, Communicator 

Key concepts: 

Key concepts: 

 

Form, Perspective, Function 

 

Learner profile: 

Principled, Open-minded, Thinker 

Key concepts: 

 

Causation, Change, Function 

 

Learner profile: 

Knowledgeable, Inquirers, 
Risk - takers 

Key concepts: 

 

Connection, Causation, Responsibility 

 

Learner profile: 

Thinkers, Reflective, Caring 

 

Key concepts: 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- How we would learn about ourselves. 

-  Our personal emotional and social characteristics.  

- Things we can do. 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

 

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- Various forms of expression in different cultures. 

- How we express ourselves. 

- Ways people develop and show their creativity. 

 

 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- Types of force. 

- Ways we can make 
toys and others
 things around us 
to move or to stop. 

- Ways we can change 
how things move. 

 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- Reasons for having
signs. 

- What different
signs and symbols 
tell us. 

- Our personal
responsibility to
use and follow
different signs
and symbols.  

Lines of inquiry: 

Related concepts: 

 

Progress, Transformation, Growth. 

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Related concepts: 

 

Self- expression, Creativity, Pattern 

Related concepts: 

 

Properties, Similarities,
 Differences, Pattern. 

Related concepts: 

 

Properties, Rights, 
Systems. 

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Klaipeda Universa Via International School

Grade 1 

 

Who we are 

Where we are in place and time 

How we express ourselves 

How the world works 

How we organize ourselves 

Sharing the planet 

Central idea:  

 

The way people think and behave affects their relationships with others 

Central idea: 

 

Learning about our personal and family histories help us understand ourselves and others 

 

Central idea: 

 

A person can share their culture, express emotions and communicate ideas through music 

Central idea: 

 

All living things go through a process of change during their lifecycle 

Central idea: 

 

Modes of transportation can have an effect on the environment 

 

 

Central idea: 

 

People can establish practises in order to sustain and maintain the Earth’s resources 

Key concepts: 

 

Causation, Perspective, Form 

 

 

Learner profile: 

Open- minded, Balanced, Communicators 

Key concepts: 

 

Change, Perspective, Connection 

 

Learner profile: 

Reflective, Open-minded, Inquirers 

 

Key concepts: 

 

Form, Function, Change 

 

Learner profile: 

Knowledgeable, Reflective, Thinkers 

Key concepts: 

 

Form, Connection, Causation 

 

Learner profile: 

Inquirers, Thinkers, Risk-takers 

 

Key concepts: 

 

Function, Causation, Responsibility 

 

Learner profile: 

Knowledgeable, Reflective, Principled 

 

Key concepts: 

 

Function, Change, Responsibility 

 

Learner profile: 

Communicators, Balanced, Caring 

 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- Different relationships
with people in our life. 

- How friendships are
kept and made. 

- How we communicate
with other people. 

 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- Changes in families and the roles of family members over time. 

- Significant events and places in our families lives. 

- Similarities and differences between our lives and those of our parents. 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- Elements of music. 

- Music as a mental picture of the people of different cultures.  

- How we can interpret other people’s ideas, feelings and moods through their music. 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

-The life cycles of living things 

- Common features in the life cycles of different species 

- Impact of nature cycle on humans. 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- Modes of transportation. 

- Reasons people use
different means of transport. 

- Positive and negative
effects of transportation
to our environment. 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- The natural resources that people rely on. 

- The limited nature of Earth’s resources 

- Personal choices that can lead to conservation. 

 

 

Related concepts: 

 

Relationships, 
Identity, 
Community 

Related concepts: 

 

Roles, Self-perception, 
Communication 

 

Related concepts: 

 

Imagination, Function, 
Diversity, Composition 

Related concepts: 

 

Systems, Patterns, Cycle 

Related concepts: 

 

Transportation, Choice, 
Systems 

 

Related concepts: 

Choice, Community,  Environment, Change 

 

 

 

Klaipeda Universa Via International School

Grade 2 

 

Who we are 

Where we are in place and time 

How we express ourselves 

How the world works 

How we organize ourselves 

Sharing the planet 

Central idea:  

 

The part our senses
play in  our everyday life  

Central idea: 

 

Exploring our local environment can affect our homes and lifestyle 

Central idea: 

 

We can use poetry to express our feelings and emotions. 

Central idea: 

 

Relationships between sun, air, land and water affect the weather 

Central idea: 

 

Exchanges and services can provide what we need 

Central idea: 

 

Plants are a life sustaining resource. 

Key concepts: 

 

Form, Connection,
Responsibility 

 

Learner profile: 

Inquirers, Balanced, 
Principled 

Key concepts: 

 

Form, Causation, Change 

 

Learner profile: 

Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Reflective 

Key concepts: 

 

Function, Form, Connection 

 

Learner profile: 

Communicators, Open-minded, Risk-takers 

Key concepts: 

 

Change, Causation, Perspective 

 

Learner profile: 

Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Risk-takers 

Key concepts: 

 

Perspective, Connection, Function 

 

Learner profile: 

Communicators, Open-minded, Balanced 

Key concepts: 

 

Causation, Function, , Responsibility 

 

Learner profile: 

Inquirers, Reflective, Caring 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- Characteristics of
our senses. 

- Senses work together to
keep us healthy. 

- How to take care of
our senses. 

 

 

 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- Characteristics of local environment. 

- How our homes are impacted by local environment. 

- Circumstances which determine our living conditions. 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- Elements of poetry. 

- Different forms of poetry. 

- Reasons for creating poems. 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- Different types of weather conditions. 

- Causes of different types of weather. 

- Different methods to explain and predict weather. 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- Services that people use every day. 

- Goods that are needed for human beings. 

- The role of marketing in our society.  

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- Characteristics and conditions for plants growing. 

- What role plants play in maintaining an eco-system. 

- Our responsibility to take care of plants. 

 

Related concepts: 

 

System, Health, 
Interdependence  

Related concepts: 

 

Interpretations, Interdependence, Impact, Space 

Related concepts: 

 

Subjectivity, Audience, Structure 

Related concepts: 

 

Transformation, Movement, Patterns 

Related concepts: 

 

Quantity, Consumption, Trade 

Related concepts: 

 

Balance, Consequences, Conditions 

 

 

 

 

Klaipeda Universa Via International School

Grade 3 

 

Who we are 

Where we are in place and time 

How we express ourselves 

How the world works 

How we organize ourselves 

Sharing the planet 

Central idea:  

 

Our food choices and routines affect our life style and well-being. 

Central idea: 

 

Heritage from the
past can be used to
construct our understanding about people‘s
life in the past. 

Central idea: 

 

We can use different forms of visual arts to express ourselves. 

Central idea: 

 

Technological advancement has different effects on humanity and the environment 

Central idea: 

 

People use different systems in order to live and work effectively 

Central idea: 

 

Our waste management can affect our society and environment 

Key concepts: 

 

Change, Connection, Form 

 

Learner’s profile: 

Caring, Risk-takers, Principled 

Key concepts: 

 

Perspective, Function, 
Connection 

 

Learner’s profile: 

Inquirers, Reflective, Open-minded 

Key concepts: 

 

Form, Perspective, Causation 

 

Learner’s profile: 

Communicators, Thinkers, Open-minded 

Key concepts: 

 

Form, Change, Responsibility  

 

Learner’s profile: 

Reflective, Risk-takers, Inquirers 

Key concepts: 

 

Form, Connection, Causation 

 

Learner’s profile: 

Communicators, Thinkers, Inquirers 

Key concepts: