Articles by: Grade 5

That’s a WRAP!

That’s a WRAP!

What a term it has been! Our Grade 5’s have been very busy indeed. A few activities that stood out for our Grade 5’s were our Bhongolethu visit, the Science Centre visit, our Creature Project, the Surname Project, Nightlife and of course our Assessment week. The Bhongolethu kids were overwhelmed by the generosity and the empathy that our Grade 5’s[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5s become Paleontologists for a day!

Grade 5s become Paleontologists for a day!

The Grade 5s have been studying fossils and how they are formed. We were given an amazing opportunity to visit the Cape Town Science Center, where we got to put into practice all that we learned about in class. There was great excitement when the children got to look for fossils and draw what they saw on various grids. During our[Read More…]

by June 4, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5s DIVE DEEP into the fascinating world of CREATURES!

Grade 5s DIVE DEEP into the fascinating world of CREATURES!

The Grade 5 students have been hard at work this term researching various types of creatures that call soil their HOME. Each student had the choice of researching one of four types of creatures that we have been learning about in our classrooms this term; the dung beetle, the ant, the earthworm and snail. The Grade 5s were super excited and enthusiastic[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Where “on earth” do we come from?

Where “on earth” do we come from?

Our Grade 5 boys and girls were instructed to research where their Surname originates from. The excitement and eagerness to learn about their history was intoxicating. Using their iPads to research and gather facts as well as interviewing family members for their interesting family information were all necessary in order to complete this project task. Some of the following questions were posed: ‘Where[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 5s travel back in TIME

Grade 5s travel back in TIME

Our Grade 5 kids have taken time travel to a whole new level, by learning about the early explorers who touched the soils of the Cape many years ago.   Traveling back on the timeline included learning about the different communities that influenced the Cape’s authentic infrastructure, food, dress and music. It is these communities that have made the Cape as[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Action and Adventure on CAMP!

Action and Adventure on CAMP!

Enthusiasm, excitement and anticipation was in the air for our annual Grade 5 camp at Simonsberg Christian camp. The boys and girls jumped straight into their new learning environment by playing games and getting into their new teams.    The teams, of randomly selected participants, had the opportunity to compete in challenges consisting of not only physical, but mental exercises.[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Grade5: Orators you eggcited?

Grade5: Orators you eggcited?

It is Orators time, where our Grade fives got the chance to choose a piece of literature to perform in front of their peers. The classes were buzzing with great excitement, each child came up one by one and gave of their best. There was a great variety of pieces that we got to enjoy as a class, some funny, some serious[Read More…]

by March 2, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Joining the dots to our past

Joining the dots to our past

The question in Grade 5 this term is “where does my family come from?”. We have been discovering that our ancestors might have come from all over the world, from Britain to Madagascar, and many more in between.   Thematics is making connecting with history and applying it to current day, very easy this term. Being able to connect classmates to[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5s have a CRACKING start to 2018

Grade 5s have a CRACKING start to 2018

Over the last two weeks, the new Grade 5s of 2018 have been very busy adjusting to the busy and exciting way of life in Grade 5. 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[Read More…]

by February 1, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
A journey through Grade 5 on the RED BUS TOUR

A journey through Grade 5 on the RED BUS TOUR

Filled with enormous amounts of energy and excitement, the Grade 5s left on their final field trip for the year. The atmosphere was vibrant from the first steps taken on the Springbok Atlas until the minute we stepped off the buses back at Sun Valley Primary.   During the year the Grade 5s learnt a lot about the city they[Read More…]

by December 3, 2017 Grade 5, Primary