This week was the beginning of what will be three weeks of finding out. The PYPX is all about coming from a position of knowledge. In order, to gain knowledge we ask our students to have a strong understanding of their issue and the lines of inquiry they intend to uncover. With this knowledge they will be able to come from a position of credibility as they gain support in undertaking their action.
Grade 5 students will research in two parts. They will consult secondary sources to gain an understanding of their issue on a global basis. Groups will also use part of this week to begin thinking about primary sources. They will work with their coordinating teacher and mentor to reach out to the community and organise interviews. You can help by providing recommendations for local groups or people your child could contact.
Researching or “finding out” very much asks our students to use their literacy skills. When looking to secondary sources, students will read, summarise and write. For primary sources students are asked to form questions and communicate with others. We look forward to seeing how this research forms student action.
Here is a link to the first draft of our “process video” for the PYPX that will be updated throughout the weeks. It will provide a pictorial account of our work. You will find at least one picture of every G5 student.
Our focus in math is measurement: Mass, Volume, Area, Length. However, students will also be consolidating their math skills in all mathematics strands reflected in their PYPX.
Thank you to all parents who attended the Grade 4-5 Music Concert and Open Classroom today!