Welcome to the Year 6 Exhibition Support Page

Parent Meeting
presentation by Mrs Stewart
1 August

Read Dr Seuss - Hooray for Diffendoofer Day
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Credit: Mrs Sharon Smith

Why do we hold a Year 6 exhibition?
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Credit: Mrs Sharon Smith

Students Will:
  • have an understanding of the purpose and requirements of the exhibition from the outset of the process (guidelines and planning instructions should be provided by the teacher or mentor)

  • participate in selecting a real-life issue or problem for the exhibition

  • develop the inquiry by helping to decide on a central idea, lines of inquiry and student questions

  • collaboratively plan learning and assessment experiences; these should involve independent and collaborative work and students should be involved in all stages of the planning and staging of the exhibition

  • carry out an open-ended inquiry into a real-life issue or problem

  • demonstrate an understanding of the components of the PYP, in particular the IB learner profile; the students involved in the exhibition should be given an opportunity to demonstrate their learning and the development of the attributes of the IB learner profile

  • demonstrate an understanding of the five essential elements—knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action

  • select and utilize a variety of strategies and resources to meet the outcomes of the inquiry; wherever possible, students should use a variety of source materials, such as first-hand experiences, interviews, surveys, field visits, artifacts, science investigations, working models, not just book and/or Internet research

  • be academically honest when referring to their sources of information

  • communicate effectively with teachers, peers and parents

  • reflect on the components of and processes involved in the exhibition; they should keep a journal or portfolio of their planning, draft pieces of work, sketches and photographs of work in progress as well as the final product

  • carry out self-assessment and peer assessment

  • celebrate their learning by presenting the exhibition to the school community.

The IB Learner Profile
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Mem Fox - Whoever You Are
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Being Internationally Minded
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Watch / Read
If the world were a village

Essential Elements
of PYP
There are 5 essential elements in the PYP that are interdependent and ensure it is a balanced curriculum:
There are 6 broad Transdisciplinary Themes.The units of inquiry are set under these themes –

Who we are - An inquiry into what it means to be human.
Where we are in time and place - An inquiry into orientation in place and time from local and global perspectives.
How we express ourselves - An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas.
How the world works - An inquiry into the natural world and its laws, technological advances on society and on the environment.
How we organise ourselves - An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human made systems and communities, their impact on humankind and the environment.
Sharing the planet - An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things.
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Credit: Mrs Sharon Smith

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Credit: Mrs Sharon Smith

Medieval Help Desk

Key Concepts
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Credit: Mrs Sharon Smith

Watch / Read

Read / Watch
The Lost Thing Part 1

The Lost Thing Part 2

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Credit: Mrs Sharon Smith

Shift Happens -
Education 3.0
(a vision of K-12 students)

Skills Posters

The starfish story
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Credit: Mrs Sharon Smith

5 Essential elements
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The PYP Five Essential Elements and Learner Profile

Essential Agreements based on the Attitudes.
Walk the Talk!

What is Teamwork?

What does Teamwork mean to us?
Slideshow with group photos and definitions to be imported.
Unpacking our Central Idea

What does the word 'Technologies' mean to us:

  • Technology is something that helps people in their everyday lives. It can simplify hard problems that people face. It is also something that is man made. It is not alive.

  • Technology is something that helps us in life and makes it easier for us. It does not have to use electricity. It can be simple objects such as pens, books and pencil cases.

  • Technology is something that helps us in our daily lives, man-made, not necessarily mechanical or complicated.

  • Technology is something that is man-made and helps us in our daily lives. Not only things that need to be powered or plugged into a wall.

  • Technology is an object that helps us in our everyday lives. It is not alive.

  • Technology is a mechanical thing that has made our lives easier.

  • Technology is instruments used to help us in our daily lives.

  • Technology is something that helps us in our daily lives and is man-made.

  • Technology is something we find or create to help us accomplish tasks that we couldn't accomplish ourselves. It helps us in our everyday lives and we can't live without it.

  • Technology is anything that helps.

  • The foundation of technology is from scientific methods. Technology is helpful and useful though can be mechanical.

  • Technology is a manmade appliance that helps us in our daily lives, but doesn't necessarily have to be electric.

  • Technology is a science resource that makes life much easier, it is a man-made object that applies to our daily lives.

  • Technology is something that helps us in our ordinary lives. It does not have to man-made and does not have to be electric. Technology can be made by nature. Technology can change over time.

What matters to me...

Students reflected on challenges and personal issues that they have faced.

They then discussed issues faced by people close to them, for example family and friends.

Finally we zoomed out and reflected on global issues that we are concerned about.

On their brainstorm in their books, they reflected on the technologies that may have helped with these issues.

We discussed how inventions in Technology have come about through Hobbies, Interests, Concerns, Talents, Accidental wonderings and Science experimentation.

We brainstormed various big picture concepts around interests, hobbies and talents that we have.

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Technology movie clips to inspire.

Art ideas for Exhibition.
Please bring in old technological junk from home.