Articles by: Grade 5

My Broetjie, my Bra!

My Broetjie, my Bra!

As our Grade Fives are coming to the end of the year and preparing for Grade Six, they have spent the past few weeks unpacking the harsh reality of life in District Six. Through our studies using iBooks, role-play and exploration into the setting of District Six in both the past and present, they are ready to use their knowledge in order to[Read More…]

by December 1, 2016 Grade 5
Touring Cape Town in Grade 5

Touring Cape Town in Grade 5

On the 26th of October, our very excited Grade 5s set off on their greatly anticipated Red Bus Tour. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, with not a breath of wind present. When we arrived at the Waterfront, we were greeted by our friendly bus drivers and tour guides. As we made our way through the City of Cape[Read More…]

by November 3, 2016 Grade 5
Uplifting Knowledge about a Desolate Past

Uplifting Knowledge about a Desolate Past

What once was a soulful and vibrant community, now desolate and cold. The Grade Fives are learning about the causes and consequences of the Apartheid movement. We are focusing on the District Six community and how land capture by the suppressive government affected thousands of households that were forced to move to the Cape Flats and township areas. The Grade Five[Read More…]

by October 19, 2016 Grade 5
Exploring the ‘Rainbow’ of Personalities in Grade 5

Exploring the ‘Rainbow’ of Personalities in Grade 5

Over the past week the Grade 5s have focused on the importance of knowing your E-Colour and the E-Colours of those around you.      In English we had a discussion on the value of E-Colours and why we do the self assessments. We put our creative caps on and created a life sized silhouette of a lucky member of the[Read More…]

by September 29, 2016 Grade 5
Grade 5 – Class in the Clouds

Grade 5 – Class in the Clouds

Last week our Grade 5 children traded in their desks, movement songs and iPads for one day of Learning in the Clouds. We set off in the buses, despite the unpredictable weather, for an experience which would be a first for most of our Grade 5 children. As they saw the mode of transport for getting to the summit of Table Mountain there[Read More…]

by September 14, 2016 Grade 5
Getting Creative in Grade 5

Getting Creative in Grade 5

This past week in Grade 5, we have been comparing Cape Town to Cairo. We discovered the amazing Egyptian shaduf. The pupils learned that not all water comes from taps, and that in Cairo they used the shaduf to draw water from the Nile River. ‘Oh cool‘, ‘Wow‘, ‘That’s so awesome‘, could be heard around the classes when they watched[Read More…]

by August 31, 2016 Grade 5
Rocking the Movement in Grade 5

Rocking the Movement in Grade 5

It is here, the moment our young “stars” have been waiting for so eagerly. Our talented children make yet another stage appearance, this time for Sun Valley’s very own Rock Toyz production. Each Grade 5 class has been given the opportunity to choreograph and perform a dance to a prescribed song in the show. The young, up and coming Broadway performers, have[Read More…]

by August 18, 2016 Grade 5
Grade 5 Learns the Meaning of ‘Paying It Forward’

Grade 5 Learns the Meaning of ‘Paying It Forward’

On Thursday, 28 July, the Grade 5s set off to visit the Bhongolethu Foundation and drop off the educational toys which they have been collecting since Term Two. Our Grade 5s were greeted by 50 energetic, young children sprinting towards them with huge smiles and open arms. It was truly amazing to witness the instant connections that were made..            [Read More…]

by August 1, 2016 Grade 5
Adapting our 67 Minutes into a Lifestyle in Grade 5

Adapting our 67 Minutes into a Lifestyle in Grade 5

Last term our Grade 5s visited the City Farm in Oranjezicht. Their eyes were opened to a new lifestyle, one where growing your own vegetables can be done right at home, regardless of the size or area. The Grade 5s loved the idea of a healthier, less expensive lifestyle and were excited to get to take their seedlings home to show their[Read More…]

by July 21, 2016 Grade 5
From the Class to the Farm

From the Class to the Farm

Last week the Grade 5s were given an opportunity to become farmers for the day. We went to visit Oranjezicht City farm and had a hand on experience of what it is like to live in the city, but still able to run a farm. Some pupils were hesitant to try the FRESH veggies, fruit and even leaves, while others[Read More…]

by June 17, 2016 Grade 5