3º ciclo, level 5, level 5, level 5

Mission 2: A survey about frecuency

They got it! Mission 2 is over.

In this new mission, students in Level 5 found out about the frecuency students in Level 6 do something at the weekend and wrote a short report.

Nesta ocasión, os alumnos de 5º averiguaron a frecuencia coa que os alumnso de 6º fan unha actividade durante o fin de semans e escribiron un pequeno informe. Para iso, tiñan que superar estes niveis:

To do so, they had to beat different levels working in pairs:

Level 1: Select a survey topic and write a questionare.

In this level, I previously explain what a survey is and why people do them. Furthermore, we learnt how to plan a survey.

Neste nivel, previamente expliqueilles que era unha enquisa e porqué se facían, Asemade, aprendemos cales eran os pasos fundamentales a seguir cando planificamos unha enquisa.

The main aim in this level was each pair to use their initiative to choose a survey topic and write the appropiate question.

Primeiro, tiveron que empregar a súa iniciativa para escoller o tema da súa enquisa e escribir a pregunta apropiada.

Level 2: Interview students in Level 6

Students used a tally chart as a method to collect information they needed. Then, counting the tally marks , they had to represent the information using a pie chart or a bar graph as instruments to help us understand the information.

The aim of this level was to develop children mathematical skills when they doing a tally chart and converting the data into a pie chart.

Para realizar este nivel, as parellas empregaron unha táboa de conteo como método para recoller a información e, para representar a información podían empregar ou unha gráfica de barras ou unha gráfica circular. O obxectivo neste nivel era desenvolver as súas habilidades en matemáticas.

Level 3: Write a draft.

Level 4: Prepare the report.

Level 5: Make an oral presentation.


3º ciclo, Christmas, OUR PROJECTS, Surveys

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Surveys are one of my favourite activities. And my students probably think the same. They really enjoy them!

They can be used for just about any level as a warm-up activity, to have interesting conversations about the topic we are learning or a way to collect information for writing about our partners. They are ideal because they can cover the 4 skills in a single activity. Students not only have to listen and speak, but also students have to take notes on answers or write their own questions.

We use them once a week in our classes, for a huge variety of topics: sports, hobbies, subjects, routines, food, Tv series,… As Christmas was around the corner, we decided that this would be the topic of our survey.


Before the class I spoke to the school staff and arranged for my class to survey the different primary classes and the staff. I tell the teachers that we were going to do a survey on Christmas and arranged a time to go into their classes.

Moreover, we read a text about surveys and methods to collect information and instruments to represent the data. We learnt lot of interesting things.


I told my own class we were going to do a class survey at school. Firstly, we had to think of the topic, the method and the instrument for our survey. We brainstormed topics on the blackboard .Once there was a list of topics on the blackboard, we voted and chose “Favourite part of Christmas”.

Then, I asked them the Christmas survey question “What’s your favourite part of Chirstmas?” and wrote their answers on the blackboard and thought of other possible answers. They selected six of the options for our survey.

Finally, they sort themselves into pairs and chose a class for doing the survey. Besides, they decided that it would be important to have any kind of visual aid(pictograms) for the youngest classes.


Before doing the survey, I did the following things:

  • Give out the survey worksheet
  • Read through the survey and check pronunciation.
  • Ask the class to prepare themselves for the survey.
  • Go to the other classes and carry out the survey

After the survey, each pair drew a pie chart based on their results and wrote a brief report. Finally, we collected all the reports in a book. That was a good way to bring the activity to a close.