Last week the Year 6 students continued helping their Foundation buddy with a digital book about families. One of the main questions asked last week was ‘What is your favourite time of the year?’
Please listen and leave us a comment.
In reading workshops this term, the Year 6 students have been learning about who we are as Australians. Lately, some of Mr K-T’s workshop students have published short vodcasts about their research into immigration. Click below to play them all. Please leave us a comment.
Where did your family migrate from?
Below is the second edition of our podcast series with our Foundation students and Year 6 students. In this episode Jett, Dom and Aston from Year 6 interview their buddies about families and some of their favourite things.
Each Friday the Year 6 students get to learn and spend some time with their Foundation buddy. This term the Foundation students are inquiring about family stories. Each week we will publish a podcast containing some of our Year 6 students interviewing their Foundation buddy about their family.
Year 6 and their buddies in action in our SLC TV studio
Last week our academic captains, Skylah and Tansy, kicked us off. Have a listen!
Hey everyone Luis has created a wonderful plan for a Inquiry Project
Luis’ Steps to Completing an Inquiry Project
Week 1 to 3 we do lessons with the class
Week 4 – Decide on a topic that relates to what you have been learning about. Then choose a BIG QUESTION. Once you have a big question, come up with some smaller questions that relate to the big one – up to 5/6. Check the rubric for the unit and aim for the mark that you desire.
Week 5 – Start researching some of the questions. Use websites, books, Encarta, etc. When you find relevant information, start to paraphrase the information and remember to make a note of the website and the date you found it. You can put this in your ‘favourites’ too. This will help you to build a bibliography.
Week 6 – Continue researching. When you gather enough information begin to ‘answer’ your smaller questions. Remember to start putting your good websites into a Bibliography. Re check the rubric to ensure that you are on track.
Week 7 – Start thinking about an experiment that matches / demonstrates your project while still researching the topics and answering the questions you have asked. Begin your good copy of the project. Think creatively about the presentation – you could use Prezi, PowerPoint, a Movie, a Poster, a book, a game show, a website or any other way to present your learning! Think outside the square !!
Week 8 – Finish good copy and prepare the experiment and your oral presentation. You may like to use cue cards to help you stay on track during your presentation. Run through your rubric and give yourself a ‘self-assessment mark’ and comment. Role play your presentation.
Week 9 – Time to present your project and your experiment to the group – Good Luck!