SOLO and Vocabulary Lists

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SOLO and Vocabulary Lists
Serrin Smyth

This post provides a summary of the possible assessment criteria for each Grade Level's Unit of Inquiry. 

Link to the Elementary Programme of Inquiry

All students in Kindergarten and Elementary have begun their Units of Inquiry. 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. These can also be found on each individual Grade Level Blog and hard copies are located near the Cafeteria Display. Please feel free to come and take one. 

Grade 1:

Grade 2:

Grade 3:

Grade 4:

Grade 5:

Grade 6:

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 (ssmyth@seisen.com) or your daughter's homeroom teacher. 

EAL Parent Workshop 2019-20

On Friday 27th September, our EAL teachers Ms Ingrid and Ms Katie facilitated a Parent Workshop about WIDA assessment, how the program runs and how to support your child at home with English development. 

SOLO and Vocabulary Lists

This post provides a summary of the possible assessment criteria for each Grade Level's Unit of Inquiry. 

Inquiry in the Enhanced PYP

How the students and teachers are engaging with the enhancements of the PYP. Through a self-reflection activity on the dispositions of inquiry teachers and inquiry students we acknowledge strengths and set goals. 

Parent Information Sessions

Last Friday we held two information sessions for parents: A PYP coffee morning on building resilience and a PYP Exhibition family information evening. 

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