Post Tagged with: "Grade 5"

The Grade 5’s become Environmentalists

The Grade 5’s become Environmentalists

On Thursday 21 September our Grade 5’s set off to Soetwater Environmental Centre. Arriving on the beachfront, we all wondered how we would be taught to become ‘Environmentalists’ for the day. We were welcomed by enthusiastic volunteers, who work closely with the well-known Mr Lappies. Our minds were immediately challenged and put to work with group discussions on Eco-systems. They[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Baboons MATTER!

Baboons MATTER!

Baboons Matter    The Grade 5’s have been researching and learning about our infamous trouble making primates, the Chacma Baboon. This research task has allowed for our children to use their iPads in assisting them with research and the gathering of relevant data, such as: Appearance Habitat Behaviour Breeding Food and Feeding Interesting Facts   This task was thoroughly enjoyed as the topic is[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5s talk about being HUMBLE

Grade 5s talk about being HUMBLE

For our last Grade 5 assembly in 2017, we decided to teach the rest of the school the importance of being humble. The ability to be humble in every aspect of ones life is so important; be it at school, in the work place or during sport. The children embraced this exciting idea with plenty of enthusiasm. Some of them[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Building South Africa, one contour line at a time.

Building South Africa, one contour line at a time.

Our Grade 5’s have recently been tackling the challenges of mastering the concept of contour lines. As you can imagine, this is not an easy task. We decided that the only way to conquer the concept was to tackle it in true Sun Valley fashion: getting hands on.                The Grade 5’s were delighted[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Challenge accepted: working towards the PEN PASS!

Challenge accepted: working towards the PEN PASS!

Our Grade 5’s have hit the ground running this term, with no delays in setting their goals and preparing themselves for the possible challenges that may come their way this term. From day one they were faced with the challenge to present their most beautiful cursive handwriting yet. In the day and age of computers and tablets some may question;[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Nothing like “Grandparents LOVE”

Nothing like “Grandparents LOVE”

The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is something that should not be taken for granted. Research has shown that the emotional relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren has a significant impact on their academic, psychological and social development.    A bond between a grandparent and a grandchild is not only important to the grandchild but also adds more value[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5s LOVE giving back…

Grade 5s LOVE giving back…

The Grade 5s set off to visit at the Bhongolethu Foundation on Thursday 4 May 2017, with the aim of creating some new friendships and bonds. After weeks of collecting educational toys, our Grade 5s proudly handed over their donations, hoping these could make learning more fun for these eager children.      Our Grade 5s were welcomed with open arms by 55[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Who am I?

Who am I?

Who am I? Our Grade 5 boys and girls were challenged to find out where their Surname originates from. The excitement and eagerness to learn about their families history was real. The children set off to begin their first research project for Grade 5. Using their iPads to research and gather facts as well as interviewing family members for their interesting family[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Creatures at HOME in the soil!

Creatures at HOME in the soil!

The Grade 5s have been hard at working researching various creatures that call soil HOME.   Each child had the choice of researching one of the following creatures which we have been learning about; the dung beetle, ant, earth worm and snail. The Grade 5s were enthusiastic to start their first research project and have tackled this task head on to date. We[Read More…]

by April 20, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5’s take on CAMP!

Grade 5’s take on CAMP!

On the 7th of March our determined children were packed and ready to tackle the challenges they were about to face on their Grade 5 camp . First time listening was implemented from the ‘word go’, playing a game called “Stop”. The enthusiastic campers soon realised the challenges that lay ahead. Through the moments of frustration, anger and celebration the[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 Grade 5, Primary