The POI in English 2019-2020

 

Klaipeda Universa Via International 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:  

 

Understanding our roles and responsibilities can help to create a balanced society. 

 

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Plays of different forms can enable people to express themselves in many ways. 

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The properties of material
determine their use. 

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People celebrate in
different ways 

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Key concepts: 

 

Form, Responsibility, Connection 

 

Learner profile: 

Inquirers, Caring, Principled 

Key concepts: 

Key concepts: 

 

Form, function, Connection 

 

Learner profile: 

Knowledgeable, Open-minded, Balanced 

Key concepts: 

 

Causation, Change, Function 

 

Learner profile: 

Knowledgeable, Inquirers, 
Risk- takers 

Key concepts: 

 

Causation, Perspective, 
Connection 

 

Learner profile: 

Communicators, Reflective, Caring 

 

Key concepts: 

Lines of inquiry: 

 

- How we act, feel and look. 

- My role within family. 

- My role at school. 

 

 

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- Different forms of plays. 

- Tools and materials we can play with. 

- How we play with others. 

 

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- The properties of materials. 

- Changes in the properties 
of materials (change)

- How the properties of 
material determine their use 

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- Types of celebrations. 

- Different features of celebrations. 

- How celebrations are the same and different. 

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Klaipeda Universa Via International School

Pre-school

 

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 

 

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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: 

Knowledgeable, 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. 

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- Various forms of expression in different cultures. 

- How we express ourselves. 

- Ways people develop and show their creativity. 

 

 

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- 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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Self- expression, Creativity, Pattern 

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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. 

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- 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. 

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-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 

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Transportation, Choice, 
Systems 

 

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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  

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Interpretations, Interdependence, Impact, Space 

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Subjectivity, Audience, Structure 

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Transformation, Movement, Patterns 

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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 

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