Prep News | Units of Inquiry – We need your help!

Prep News | Units of Inquiry – We need your help!

We are fortunate at Trinity Prep to have parents that work in a wide variety of industries and professions. Units of Inquiry are enriched by having parents come in to speak to the boys or provide learning experiences that relate to their area of expertise. In 2022 we have called on dentists, builders and economists amongst others!

If you are interested in adding your name to a list for the Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 teachers to access during the planning phase of each unit or to  contact you to see if you’re available to talk to the boys, please complete this form.

The PYP Exhibition

This term we are seeking parent and community contacts to help our Year 6 boys as they complete the final stage of their IB Primary Years Programme with us at Prep.

The real world issues they are exploring are:

  • Children’s Rights
  • Animal Abuse
  • Medical Advancements
  • Justice
  • Globalisation
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Dependence on Technology
  • Corruption
  • Addiction
  • Work & Education Systems
  • Abuse of Power
  • Inequality
  • Conflict
  • Censorship
  • Stereotypes

In the PYP exhibition, students demonstrate their understanding of an issue or opportunity they have chosen to explore. They undertake their investigation both individually and with their peers, together with the guidance of a mentor from the staff at Trinity. Through the exhibition, students demonstrate their ability to take responsibility for their learning—and their capacity to take action—as they are actively engaged in planning, presenting and assessing learning.

The exhibition is a powerful demonstration of student agency, as well as the agency of the Preparatory School community that has nurtured them through their years in the PYP. The learning community participates in the exhibition, supporting and celebrating the development of internationally minded students who make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others.

In 2022 the Year 6 PYP Exhibition sits under the transdisciplinary theme of ‘Where We Are In Place and Time’. Students explored their initial ideas last term and have formed into groups, each exploring one of the areas above through the shared Central Idea: Historians have a responsibility to consider the relationship between power, perspective and culture.

The Year 6 students will be sharing their learning journey and new perspectives with the Trinity Community on the evening of Monday 21st November.

Fiona Evans | Head of Curriculum/PYP Coordinator

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