北京国际学校PYP课程:双语部一年级UOI课程探究

北京国际学校PYP课程:双语部一年级UOI课程探究

春去夏至,寒来暑往,大自然中处处都有循环现象。近六周来,王府外国语小学双语部一年级的小朋友们一直在探究自然循环的奥秘。我们一起来看看在超学科探究中,他们有哪些收获和成长吧。


这一单元的主题是“世界如何运作”,中心思想是“自然循环影响着生物的活动”。在UOI课上,老师带领大家认识了日夜交替、四季循环、水循环、生命周期、月相循环等主要自然循环现象。紧接着,老师启发同学们思考,生物对自然循环做出了什么样的回应?


其中一些有趣的现象,让大家兴趣倍增:冬眠、夜行动物、夜间开放的花朵、季节迁徙。小朋友们惊奇地发现:四时农事甚至是平常生活中的穿戴,都和自然循环息息相关。

PYP作为超学科学习项目,所有学科都会尽量和本单元的探究主题链接,让学生在这六周中,沉浸在与主题相关的氛围里。

语文课上,大家学习和季节、天气相关的童谣、诗词,在母语世界里体会四季之韵,自然之美。
数学课上,“找规律”这一单元与UOI进行了无缝对接。自然循环都有规律,在对自然规律的探索中,学习者不仅感受到数学知识与生活的紧密联系,还能更深一层地理解“规律”这个概念。

英语课更是和UOI主题紧紧相连。我们学习了关于季节、天气、服饰的词汇,以及一些句型结构和语法,阅读了关于自然循环的绘本,课堂任务也从读、写两方面,提高了孩子们的语言技能。

美术课上,大家动手制作四季树,描摹动物迁徙的样子,想象蛋壳中将有什么样的生命被孕育,孩子们都乐在其中。舞蹈课上,孩子们用学过的舞蹈动作创作新的舞蹈,来表现白天与黑夜,学习了舞蹈《太阳先生》。
音乐课上,孩子们在学习乐理知识的基础上,学唱歌曲《太阳先生》《小雨滴》等,充满了乐趣。
在PYP的课堂上,我们打破了学科之间的界限,把原本被动的教学变成了主题式的探究,从“要我学”变为“我要学”,获取知识,提高技能,培养品格。
让我们一起来欣赏孩子们本单元的总结性评估作品吧!

Spring has passed, and summer is coming. In the natural world, there are many cycles like this. In the last six weeks, the students of PYP Grade 1 have been inquiring the secrets of natural cycles. Under this trans-disciplinary theme, let’s see how great their acquirement and growth have been.
The theme of this unit is “How the World Works”. The central idea is “Earth’s natural cycles influence the activity of living things.” In UOI lessons, teachers first lead students to know some typical natural cycles, such as, day and night, season cycle, water cycle, life cycle, lunar cycle, and then encourage kids to think about how the living things respond to natural cycles.
The things that most interested the kids were: nocturnal animals, hibernation, moonflowers, migration. They surprisingly found that the farming activities and even what clothes we should wear are related to the natural cycles.
As a trans-disciplinary program, PYP requires that all the subjects are linked to the unit theme as much as possible, in order to let the students immerse themselves in the topic they are studying.
In mandarin lessons, we learnt characters, words, texts and poems about seasons and weather. This helped kids understand the beauty and charm of nature in their mother language.
In math lessons, the unit “pattern” is closely link to this UOI theme. The natural cycles are regular. In the process of inquiring the natural cycles, students not only felt the connection between math knowledge and life, but also deeply understood the concept of pattern.
In English lessons, the material is closer to UOI. We learnt the words about seasons, weather and clothes, and some useful sentence structures and grammar. In addition to this, we read some books about natural cycles and designed practical tasks to improve our speaking and writing skills.
In art lessons, we created a season tree, drew the migratory animals and imagined what will come out from the eggs. Kids found these activities very funny!
In dance lessons, we used the movements we have previously learnt to create a new dance that could represent the difference between day and night. We also learnt a cute dance called “Mr. Sun”.
In music lessons, basing ourselves on some fundamental musical knowledge, we learnt several new songs, including “Mr. Sun”, “The Little Rain”. Kids really enjoyed them.
On the stage of PYP, we remove the divisions between school subjects and turn the boring process of assimilating knowledge into an amazing inquiry of every theme. Students not only acquire knowledge, but also improve their skills and develop their profiles as an IB learner. At last, let’s appreciate their works of summative assessment.