Archive for the ‘Reflection’ Category

Homework: Glad to be a…

There are good things and bad things about being either a boy or a girl. Using Caitie’s gratefulness theme, think of the reasons why you are glad you are or a boy, or glad you are a girl.

Create an attractive TOP TEN REASONS I’M GLAD I’M A…. visual that will go on display in the classroom. Try to keep it serious and sensible as many of the things you might be thinking about could be sensitive for people who are the opposite gender.




Blogfolio Posting: Landmark Books and Reading Growth

Well, it’s nearly the end of the year and it is time for you to think back over the whole year and how your reading has come along during your time in Year 6. You have been given a lot of freedom to choose the kind of books you like to read and have also been expected to get good at choosing books that are “just right” for you. You have all really impressed me with your ability to read independently this year, and even the people who were not really readers at the start of the year are finishing the year very strongly.

So, create a Blogfolio posting to share the following information.

  • The best book you have read this year and why
  • The most challenging book you have read this year
  • A book you tried to read but gave up
  • The genres and authors you like and why you like them
  • How you use reading skills to do research
  • The Landmark Book you are reading at the moment and why it is a Landmark Book and not just any old book

Homework: The Important Things About You

May 23, 2012 2 comments

Create a JPEG using Powerpoint to do a “The Important Thing About Me” page for a “The Important Thing About 6SS” book.

Homework: Who Are You?

May 21, 2012 23 comments


You have TWO DAYS to complete this task.

Together, we will create a “Who are we?” display in the classroom. You need to prepare a visual that shows people the information about you that you think is most important.

Think about:

  • Your personality
  • Your values
  • Your culture
  • Your interests
  • Your family and friends
  • Your likes and dislikes
  • Any other things that make you interesting or unique

Make your visual:

  • Good to look at
  • Clear that it is about you
  • Show things that are not already obvious to us (VERY IMPORTANT – Don’t just tell us a whole lot of stuff we know, like “I like football”)

Blogfolio Task: Your PYPx Journey

May 21, 2012 2 comments

Create a Blogfolio posting that tells the story of your PYP Exhibition. Try to include the following information:

  • Why you chose the spark you chose
  • The main things you did to create energy
  • The biggest challenge you faced
  • The most rewarding experience you had
  • The shifts you think you created so far
  • The ‘Lynchpins” of your PYP Exhibition
  • Ideas for how you can carry on with your PYP Exhibition

Make your posting interesting by including photographs, videos and any other things you can think of. You can find photos and videos in the Year 6 folder on Media.

When you have published your posting, make a comment on here and include the link to your Blogfolio posting.

Homework: Numbers in your PYP Exhibition

May 17, 2012 66 comments


We will be basing quite a bit of our work on this homework task so please take this seriously, think carefully, deeply and beyond the obvious.

How are numbers connected to your PYP Exhibition work?

  • Did you need to calculate the cost of anything?
  • Did you need to count money?
  • Did you gather data?
  • Did you calculate percentages?
  • Did you count the number of people you spoke to?
  • Did you measure anything?
  • Did any of your research contain numbers?
  • Was time important in your exhibition?
  • Was distance relevant to your exhibition?

Think about the questions above and also any other ways that numbers may have been involved in the work that you did at any stage in the PYP Exhibition. Make a comment to explain and to give as much detail as you can with the information you have at home.

Homework: What does this mean

April 30, 2012 18 comments

Read this quote and then make a comment to answer these questions:

  • What does this quote mean to you?
  • What “pebble” are you tossing into the world?
  • How are you hoping to inspire people?