Inquiry Diary- PMI Chart (Homework)

After our excursion to Polly Woodside on Tuesday, we reflected as a class on our experience and the things we had learnt. We used a PMI chart which stands for Plus, Minus and Interesting. The PMI chart gives us the opportunity to list what we liked, didn’t like and what we found interesting about our excursion. Shown below are some examples of PMI Charts we completed in class.

For your homework please comment your answers to these questions: How did the PMI Chart help you reflect on the excursion? How did it help your thinking? Do you like this type of chart?


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Our excursion to Polly Woodside was so much fun!

Yesterday we went on our class excursion to the tall ship ‘Polly Woodside.’ It was a very interesting day! We learnt about life on tall ships in the olden days and the horrible conditions that the sailors had to live in. We scrubbed the decks, turned to Capston and steered the ship while thinking about our Inquiry unit about explorers. 

It was a jam packed day! What was your favourite part of the excursion? Do you still have any questions about life on a ship after this excursion?

We are going to Polly Woodside!

As part of our Inquiry unit ‘Why did the great journeys of exploration occur?’ we are researching great explorers throughout history. On the 25th of February we are going to this large tall ship in the heart of Melbourne to better understand the expectations and demands of living and exploring on this type of boat.

Click on the image above to go to the Polly Woodside website if you can’t wait until February 25th!

Stay posted for our reflections on our experience later on!