Students in grade 5 at YIS carry out an extended, collaborative inquiry process, known as the Exhibition, under the guidance of their teachers and mentors. The Exhibition is the culmination of the Primary Years Program. Students synthesize the essential elements of the PYP and share them with the whole school community. It is an opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the IB Learner Profile that they have developed throughout their engagement with the program. Students are given flexibility in their choice of real-life issues or problems to be explored and investigated. The central idea states a broad conceptual understanding that the students will investigate. Students work together with their teacher to focus their inquiry. They explore the local and global issues related to that inquiry, and then prepare a presentation for the community to view.
This year the students have planned their Exhibition under the PYP transdisciplinary theme of How We Express Ourselves. This involves an inquiry into ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
Central Idea: (developed by the grade 5 students and teachers)
Positive and sustainable action to global issues in our local communities make a difference to present and future life.
The central idea states a broad conceptual understanding that the students will investigate. Students work together with their teacher to focus their inquiry. They explore the local and global issues related to that inquiry. Each student developed his/her own central idea. Each class decided upon a central idea which was then reworked into a final grade level central idea as above.
Lines of Inquiry:
The lines of inquiry are developed by the students. Each line of inquiry reflects a key concept that is chosen by students, relating to a real world issue. All students developed their own lines of inquiry. As a grade level we have decided on:
- The global issues that impacts on life
- How global issues affect our local communities
- What actions we can take to make a difference