2015 PYP 6 Exhibition – How We Organise Ourselves

Hout Bay International School – South Africa

As part of their final year within the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) the PYP 6 students carry out a in depth project called the PYP Exhibition. The aim of the Exhibition is to encourage the students to work collaboratively whilst conducting an in-depth inquiry into a real life issue or problem. The students must use the 5 essential elements whilst also demonstrating the Learner Profile. The 2015 PYP 6 Exhibition looked at the Transdisciplinary Theme ‘How we organise ourselves.’ There were 6 groups exploring the descriptor – ‘an inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organisations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment’.
Each group devised their own Central Idea and Lines of Inquiry. The following Central Ideas were explored:
• Children can play a role in how a community develops.
• Emergency services contribute to the well-being of a community.
• The impact of social media affects people in their daily lives.
• The cost of food production determines its price and quality.
• Charitable organisations impact the lives of people in a community.
• Economic status determines ease of access to medical care.
Each group included all 5 elements of the Primary Years Programme (Concepts, Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes and Action) and have produced work of a very high standard. We were very impressed with the way the students confidently presented their work and have involved themselves in Community Action, we are extremely proud of their achievements! Please enjoy the attached video which gives a brief introduction to the PYP 6 Exhibition.
Well done, PYP 6 and best of luck for your first year in the High School in 2016.
Mrs Sehested-Larsen & Ms Scholtz

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ISA Swimming Gala, Walsall

This week our Junior swimming team took part in their first Swimming gala of the season.  This is traditionally the furthest away, longest to conclude and biggest event we take part in with over 30 schools attending.  Our team performed their individual races over 33m which is 8m further than any other competition - now they know why they have been training hard over the last few weeks!  Each event is run over 4 or sometimes 5 heats and it is always difficult to work out official scores.  The PA system does not help in any way and so we must wait patiently for the official results to come through before we know if anyone has qualified to swim in the Olympic Pool in London at the National ISA Championships.  What we did witness were some fantastic performances from Captain Lottie - 1st in Breaststroke, 2nd in Backstroke  and "probably" the fastest time in the Freestyle.  This set of results has guaranteed Lottie a place in the team for January, where she will attempt to right the wrongs from last year!  Olivia won her Breaststroke heat, Phoebe was 2nd in her Butterfly and Freestyle heat and coupled with some fantastic, competitive swims from everyone else, the season is looking promising from the water babies.  Sometimes events like this brings out the true character of our children and none more so than Phoebe (Class 5) who ,when asked to swim in the Butterfly event for the Year 6 race, was heard to state "Yes, I will swim the Butterfly Mr Park, I'll take one for the team" - priceless.Well done everyone who swam, some their first ever experience of competitive swimming. Mr Park

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SEK INTERNACIONAL - Year 5 and 6 outing to the Science Centre

If we had to describe the Science outing in one word, we would say: “Fun!"

The learners were actively involved in all the activities!  They started off by exploring different exhibits on the floor then they had an excellent team building activity!

The learners also listened to an educational speech about space and space shuttles. To make rocket launches more understandable for the learners they had to build their own rockets in pairs with a rope, a straw and a balloon. 

After lunch the learners explored the reflection of light! They really enjoyed this activity when observing the outside of the building through a hole made in the roof. Every movement outside reflected in a very dark room on a white table. It was just as some of them said “Cool!"

The outing ended with a magical science show with very exciting experiments like explosions, multiplying foam, interesting sounds from buckets and pool pipes, air compression experiments, just to name a few. It was truly a fun filled day!


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PYP5 is inquiring into their unit on Exploration. They are learning about early world exploration, including the Silk Road, navigation, Native Americans, and explorers from Leif Erikson and Marco Polo to Conquistadors Hernando Cortes and Francisco Pizarro. In math we are focusing on decimals. The students worked in groups to conduct research projects on the five regions of the Silk Road including: Mediterranean Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, and China. They created products to sell based on their region and what would have been traded during the 1200's to 1400's. Then they created their own Silk Road Festival, where they bought and sold goods, while using their knowledge of decimals to find totals and tax on the items. We turned it into a game for points. Congratulations to Ivan (1st place), Melak (2nd place), and Oscar (3rd place)! What a creative way to practice our skills and enhance our unit of inquiry! 

-Mrs. Kurth, PYP5 

Boca Prep International School

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