Grade 6: WWA & HWEO SOLO Taxonomy and Vocabulary Lists
An update of the new SOLO Taxonomy for current and year long units of inquiry and vocabulary lists to support your child at home.
Below you will find links to the updated SOLO Taxonomy and Vocabulary Lists for Grades 6. 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. These can also be found as a hard copy near the Cafeteria Display. Please feel free to come and take one.
How can I use the SOLO at home?
You will now see a row underneath the possible assessment criteria titled 'Possible questions to discuss'. These are teacher guided questions that help to direct the unit of inquiry. You may wish to use these questions to begin a conversation with your chid about their unit of inquiry at home.
How can I use the Vocabulary Lists at home?
The Vocabulary Lists are a guide for the possible vocabulary that may be explored throughout the unit of inquiry. It is encouraged that you explain and explore the words within this list with your child in their mother tongue. Perhaps you may talk about the concept of some of the words in English and also in your home language in order to deepen their understanding of them.
Grade 6's year long unit of inquiry is Who we are - International Mindedness. They are exploring the central idea Understanding the beliefs and values of different cultures can promote international mindedness. This involves investigating and exploring what constitutes culture, the varying beliefs of different people and how they develop and promoting international mindedness.
Grade 6 have recently begun their unit of inquiry How we express ourselves - People we admire. They are exploring the central idea People we admire can influence our actions, values and relationships. This involves investigating and exploring the characteristics/traits of people we admire, how individuals develop character traits to empower others and how my actions and choices affect myself and others.
If you have any experience or expertise with the content of these 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.
Grade Six Graduation
Inquiry into SPACE
Grade 5 & 6 share their writing.
Grades 5&6 Share Writing
Pre-assessment on Space Unit
As grade six students begin their final unit, looking into how earth's position in the solar system supports life, they map out the planets in our solar system having calculated the relative distances between them.
Grade Six students express their gratitude for the help and support provided by mentors throughout the Exhibition process.
Grade Six students evaluate their action plans for Exhibition 2018.
The very act of pausing and reflecting opens up possibilities in Math.
Music by Massenet, Beethoven, Kreisler, and Honstein filled the Music Room this week.
We appreciate the time parents took on Wednesday to come to Seisen.
Team building and "getting started" with Exhibition
Grade Six students listen to teacher's passions/issues as they prepare to decide on Exhibition topics.
"If I look confused it is because I am thinking."