The Grade 5 students have just completed their PYP Exhibition.
The Exhibition is the culminating project for students in the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) and is an opportunity for students to independently research a local or global issue. They spend 6 weeks exploring their topic from a variety of viewpoints using the PYP Key Concepts to guide their research (Form, Function, Causation, Change, Connection, Perspective and Responsibility). Students need to demonstrate all of the attributes of the PYP Learner Profile and the Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills in order to succeed.
During the Exhibition students do interviews, experiments, internet and book research, online tutorials, surveys and more to gather the data they need to fully understand their topics. Then they use the information they gathered to create a piece of work to communicate their learning to others, or to take action in a way that helps themselves or others directly address the local/global issue.
This week they shared everything they had learned, the work they created, the actions they took and the ways in which they have changed as learners since the start of the Exhibition process. Many of the classes at ISL, along with the students’ families, had a chance to visit the Exhibition stands last Wednesday to hear the presentations and engage in fun hands-on activities. You can see photos of some of the action from the day below.
Well done on a very successful exhibition, Grade 5s!