Over the last two weeks, the new Grade 5 classes of 2017 have been very busy adjusting to the busy and exciting days in Grade 5.

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In English we started off by focusing on setting specific long and short term goals. These goals were written as a letter to their future selves. These letters will serve as a reminder during the year what it is that each child wants to work towards and achieve.

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In Afrikaans we have been getting to know our new family members by learning how to greet each other in Afrikaans. This has been a highlight for many of our children, as we make Afrikaans a fun and interactive subject. The classrooms have been filled with lots of giggles and laughter as we are all only allowed to talk Afrikaans during our lessons. We have had some memorable moments while practising and filming our Dialogue Orals with our buddies.

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In Thematic we are learning all about the Indigenous people of the Cape and Early Explorers. Our Grade 5s are fascinated by the colonisation of the Cape and find the sailors forced way of life hard to believe.

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In Maths we have been building on their foundation of knowledge from Grade 4…and introduced LONG DIVISION. We are learning this concept by acting out the steps; Daddy, Mommy, Sister, Brother, watching videos and working through examples in our co-operative groups.

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Even though we are so busy with new work, we have made sure there is lots of time to have fun, do movement songs and Care about each other. We are all very excited to see what 2017 has in store for us.

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