Grade 5 - HWOO: SOLO and Vocabulary List
This post provides a summary of the current unit of inquiry and the possible assessment criteria for this unit.
Link to the Elementary Programme of Inquiry.
Grade 5 have started their How we organise ourselves unit of inquiry and are exploring the central idea People have developed systems for producing and distributing food around the world. This involves investigating access to food, food production and distribution and sustainable practices in food production.
The SOLO Taxonomy is designed to take students on a journey from first developing surface level knowledge-based learning outcomes and progress to connecting and extending their knowledge in order to take action. This enables students to 'go deeper' and process their knowledge to develop conceptual understanding. This is scaffolded and guided using an inquiry process illustrated in the image, below.
Below you will see the possible assessment criteria developed through the SOLO Taxonomy for this unit of inquiry. It is important to note that in alignment with the Enhanced PYP, students may develop the SOLO taxonomy by co-constructing this with their teachers. This is to provide students with agency - choice, voice and ownership throughout the process of their learning. Therefore the SOLO co-constructed by students may look slightly different this one. This learning progression and vocabulary list is developed so you can support your daughter's learning at home.
If you have any experience or expertise with the content of this units of inquiry, we would love to hear from you! Please contact our PYP Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your daughter's homeroom teacher.
St. Raphaela Day and Writing Celebration
Students investigate equivalent fraction concepts
Grade 5 explores symbolism and archetypes with fantasy books.
Grade 4 / 5 team are second in the Sakura Book Bowl Competition.
Grade 5 students solve a local conflict
Grade 5 students compose music for a simulated video project.
Grade 5 students investigate chemical change.
Music by Massenet, Beethoven, Kreisler, and Honstein filled the Music Room this week.
Students in grade 5 investigate properties of matter and how these properties are used by society.
Grade 5 students handle data and explore landmarks and graphing options.
Grade 5 and 6 share their work from the How the World Works unit of inquiry.
Parents and daughters work together to investigate building healthy relationships during adolescence.
Students investigate intellectual change by conducting a social experiment.
Students explore the role of communication in relationships.
Goal refection and Book Bowl Team.