After nearly a year since the Welcome Expo, the students have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to showcase their learning in the physical neighbourhood spaces. On Wednesday evening of week 7, it was with great excitement that we re-opened the gates to our first ticketed Learning Expo.
Paisley Meyer and Sophie Mason have shared some reflections on the Learning Expo and the teaching and learning that occurred in the 5/6 neighbourhood over the last two weeks:
“Over the last two weeks we have been very busy preparing for the PHPS Expo, getting our school photos taken and much more. The Expo was a very exciting event to look forward to. With all our hard work put into it, we were all very proud of how it went. Our Neighbourhood reflected that the event was:
Social – Edie
Busy – Miles
Interesting – Chanon
Magical – Mila
Collaborative – Sophie
Yesterday we had our wonderful 2021 photographs taken. We had photos of our classes, single shots and graduation photos. The photographer’s name was Tania Jovanovic, and her assistant was named Hwagoh.
Some Inquiry projects that we have been working on throughout this week are:
In the Learning Commons we have explored the concept of ‘Measuring growth’:
Some questions we have needed to ask are:
What can you measure the growth of?
What continuous or discrete data could you collect?
Also in the Learning Commons, we are creating timelines where we research a topic, an event or a time in history and identify the social change that was involved to explain what came before and what happened next as a result of a timeline.
In the Art Studio, we have been working on ‘Personal growth’:
We described what personal growth means to us to find different people’s perspectives.
We have brainstormed 100 different ways to express our learning, and have begun writing procedural texts on them. For example, making a poster to demonstrate our learning and then using Canva to explain how it works.
We have also been writing Affirmations for our peers. Affirmations are a nice way to recognise people in the class for doing something for someone else, for example I saw this person push away a chair and help the rest of our class.”