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Grade 5 – How We Share the Planet

We have started a fascinating journey into the unit of inquiry “How We Share the Planet”. For a couple of weeks we have inquired into different concepts related to ecosystems, habitats, infinite and finite resources, peace and conflict resolution, and rights and responsibilities. We have visited other G5 rooms and […]

Grade 4 – Time and Place

  We are ready to start our “Where we are in place and time” unit of inquiry into history and culture. We will be finding out about the links between history, culture and resources within countries and will be starting by looking at Qatar history. We will be researching  r […]

Grade 2 – Impact of Litter

Grade 2 went to Simaisma Beach to observe the condition of the beach. We used the compass points activity to guide our observations. Students were documented Needs, Suggestions, things they were Excited about, and things they found Worrisome. They were alarmed by the amount of litter and the impact litter […]

Grade 1 – Time and Place

In our last unit of inquiry: Where we are in place and time, Grade 1 students had a chance to deepen their understanding of the key concepts of change and connection. We looked at how things have changed or stayed the same over time. For their summative assessment, each student […]

IB Primary Years Programme Update

The PYP curriculum framework has undergone some exciting new developments, which will bring enhanced opportunities for the learner, learning and teaching and the learning community. Curriculum Development As a first step towards building understanding of the new PYP enhancements QA Sidra primary staff collaborated to reflect on the curricular foundations […]