For our summative assessment each child had to present the story of their unique journey artefact. The students were encouraged to describe and explain which journeys they have been to and what they have learned. The students watching asked many questions at the end of each presentation, an evidence of the research skill we focused during this unit – formulating questions.
Well, our journey in Year 1 came to an end and I hope you are proud of your child achievements. It was a wonderful year!
Thank you for your support and a big thank you to the class parents and reading volunteers!
I hope you have a great holiday and look forward to seeing you for the 2017-18 school year. To those of you moving on from Angola, we wish you the best with your move.
On Friday, May 26, the PYP Student Council has organized a Pajama Day. Students from Prep 3-Year 6 are invited to come to school wearing their pajamas. Please ensure your child is wearing safe and school appropriate clothing and shoes.
Na sexta-feira, 26 de maio, o Conselho Estudantil do PYP organizou um Dia do Pajama. Os alunos dos anos 1-6 são convidados a vir para a escola vestindo seus pijamas. Por favor, certifique-se de que seu filho esteja usando roupas e sapatos seguros e escolares.
This Week, our students have been engaging in an inquiry into Wherewe are in place and time, looking in particular at Types of journeys people make (Causation- why is it like it is) and changes and experiences gained from those journeys (Change-how is it changing and Reflection-how do we know). Through the above lines of inquiry, we hope the students will gain an enduring understanding that Journeys create opportunities to learn about ourselves and our world.
Last week, the students were asked what they thought they would learn in our new unit and their comments were: going to different places; Angola; moving from one place to another and about planets. After pre-assessing their understanding regarding our transdisciplinary theme, the Central idea was introduced and once again the children shared their thoughts. Therefore, the ground for our inquiry has been laid.
In mathematics we continue developing our number sense, shape and space and data handling concepts.
The students are developing their writing skills through strategies such as mentor texts, conferring and mini-lessons to target specific writing needs. In some cases the main focus is to break the fixed-mindset that some students still have.
Have a lovely weekend!
Photo to provoke the student’s thinking about where they are in place and time
We have begun our last unit of inquiry and this is guided by the Transdisciplinary theme, Where we are in place and time. The unit framework is as follows:
Central idea: Journeys create opportunities to learn about ourselves and our world.
What do we want students to know?
Lines of inquiry:
Types of journeys people make
Changes and experiences gained from journeys
What do we want students to understand?
Causation-why is it like it is?
Change-how is it changing?
Reflection-how do we know?
What do we want students to be able to do?
Approaches to learning:
Research Skills: Formulating questions
Communication Skills: Presenting
What do we want students to feel, value and demonstrate?
Independence, appreciation, confidence, curiosity
How do we want students to act?
Learner Profile Attributes:
Reflective, open-minded, inquirers
How can you helpat home?
At the end of the unit we will ask your child to bring items from home relating to significant experiences and journeys in their lives. Please help them choose and collect those items and talk with him/her about what it means to them. Please make sure you frame your conversation according to the above unit information.