During terms 3 and 4 year six have been working on a project called ‘The Exhibition’ . The Exhibition is an annual project for all year six students and it goes for around 6-7 weeks, in the exhibition everyone has a topic to research and present. Our central idea as a grade is peace and conflict and our central idea is peace and conflict affects our world. At first our class brainstormed different topic ideas then we all wrote our 1st, 2nd and 3rd preferences in our books for our teachers to see. After a couple of days we got put into groups of 2-4 depending on what we wanted to research. My research group focussed on war. After everyone found out their groups we started to think about what our three lines of inquiry would be for our topic research, our group found this difficult because we kept thinking of questions instead of statements. After a while we came up with our lines of inquiry which are There are many different reasons for the start of war, Wars have occurred throughout time and People have different perspectives on war. Our central idea is Wars affect peace and conflict in our world.
Each week the two classes would come together to work on their projects. During the first 4-5 weeks were full with lots of researching, The last couple of weeks all the groups were busy creating posters, slide shows, dances, videos and many other things. Last Thursday was presentation night and everyone could invite their parents and special guests to come and see what we have been doing for the past 7 weeks. For our presentation night we had to create at least 3 things for the people to look at including an action display to raise awareness, an interactive display for the parents/guests to do and a geography presentation we also at the non compulsory option which is history. For our action display we brochures and quotes that we made to hand out to passers by. For our interactive we showed people how to make their own poppies to keep. For our geography we made a map showing where recent and past wars have occurred and for our history we made a timeline. My favourite part of the exhibition was when our group made the map and the timeline for our display. Something I would do differently next time is try finishing all our lines of inquiry research faster.
These are the links to the other girls in my group: