Articles by: Shani Winter

An early Christmas present!

An early Christmas present!

The first of December was like an early Christmas present for the Gr5s. It was the day they finally returned to school as a whole grade. They were so excited to see friends they haven’t seen since lockdown bamboozled all of us. The noise of happy children was evident in the passage as their excited voices carried out of the[Read More…]

by December 3, 2020 Grade 5, Primary
My Gunsteling Strand…

My Gunsteling Strand…

The Grade 5’s had to let their creative juices flow. They had to tell us about their favourite beach. The excitement was rife immediately, they had to find interesting information about their favourite beach in Cape Town, and some of them were amazed by the facts they found!                 The catch was that[Read More…]

by October 19, 2020 Digital, Grade 5, Primary
Welcoming 2020 at full speed!

Welcoming 2020 at full speed!

Welcome back to school!!!! Wow are we excited about 2020!!! There is so much to look forward to, don’t blink or you will miss it.       We arrived at school, all wide eyed and excited for what lies ahead. No time was wasted; we jumped right in and removed all those holiday cobwebs.         Books[Read More…]

by January 23, 2020 Grade 5, Primary
The last stretch!

The last stretch!

The Grade 5s arrived back to school ready to tackle Term 4 head on. They were in high spirits and super excited that this will be the last “first day of term” in Grade 5.                      A Care Circle was held on their highlights and lowlights of their holiday as well as their expectations for this term. Time has[Read More…]

by October 10, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5s tackle MAPWORK!

Grade 5s tackle MAPWORK!

A topographic map is similar to a physical map in that it shows different physical landscape features. They are different however because they use contour lines instead of colours to show changes in landscape.     The Grade 5s created their own 3D relief map of South Africa and these maps showed important rivers, mountains and places.      [Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Fun in the sun: hiking in our beautiful city.

Fun in the sun: hiking in our beautiful city.

The Grade 5 learners went on a hike at Constantia Neck:          While soaking up the sun and breathing in the fresh air, we could also apply what we have learned in Thematic Studies.         From afar we could see all the layers of sedimentary rock on Ou Kaapse Weg and it was so much fun[Read More…]

by June 7, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5 Geologists in the making!

Grade 5 Geologists in the making!

The Grade 5s were very excited to start this journey to becoming Geologists for a day.       It was with great excitement that they packed out their ingredients and got their instructions ready. Every measurement was taken with great accuracy and enthusiasm. They were to add sand and gravel in layers, while others in the group was stirred[Read More…]

by April 25, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Architects of South Africa’s future

Architects of South Africa’s future

At the end of January we covered a section on the influence of the Dutch on our History. The learners were asked to work together as a group and design a Dutch house with clear instructions given to them.           It was exciting to watch how they planned and worked as a team to come up[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 Grade 5, Primary