In a collaboration between Japanese and Life Skills, the students of grades 6 to 9 recently participated in a legal education program organized by the Hiroshima Bar Association. Three lawyers came to school on 10th May and held a mock trial. Students played roles such as Judge, Lawyer, Prosecutor and others, then discussed the judgment and learned about the Japanese court system. A week later, we visited the Hiroshima court to observe a trial. Here are some student reflections.
We have started our final unit of the year.
We had a PYP Japanese Assembly on Friday, 17 May.
It was wonderful to see our students give a presentation in both Japanese and English with pride.
Many parents joined us and enjoyed their performance.
Thank you all for making this year's Japanese assembly successful and enjoyable.
Forests are complex ecosystems which are affected by choices of consumers.
Lines of Inquiry
Concepts: Function Responsibility Reflection
The Foundation Class has begun its last Unit of Inquiry for this year!
Theme: Sharing the Planet
Animals and people interact in different ways in different contexts
Lines of Inquiry:
Spring has come and the class is having a great fun finding lots of bugs outside, seeing and touching living things. This week, the class used photo cards to make groups of living things and had a discussion about the difference between insects, animals, fish/sea creatures and us(people)!
"Bugs can fly, but animals can't."
"Animals can stand up but bugs crawl."
"But babies cannot stand up and they crawl too!"
"No! But babies and bugs cannot be in the same group!"
"I think small things are called bugs, and big things are called animals."
"People and monkeys are in the same group. I heard that people were monkeys before!"
"But we don't have a tail."
"Yes, we do! If we touch our bottom, we can feel it!"
"These fish live in the water, but animals and bugs don't."
The class has been sharing their knowledge and questions with others. I believe that this topic will be a good one to inquire into! I will share more about the students' learning later!
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