Grade 4

Speaker-Reader finalists

Speaker-Reader finalists

We have finished the prelim rounds of our Grade 4 Speaker-Reader. Every child is assessed for Speaking or Reading. They are assessed also on: Choice of topic Voice projection Eye contact and body language Innovative presentation The following are our finalists for Grade 4: Zoey Curtis: The Owl and the Pussycat Maxilmilian Kleinschmidt: There’s a Spot on my Bum Matthew Stone: My Teacher took[Read More…]

by March 6, 2012 Grade 4
Move to Improve

Move to Improve

Research has shown that for the brain to function at its peak performance, especially in the class, one needs to move…and often. We like to move by dance. After a lesson session, the learners get up and do movement to a song. The eagerness is evident, especially if they have been sitting for a while. A favourite is Singing in the[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 Grade 4
A visit to the new Cape Town Science Centre

A visit to the new Cape Town Science Centre

A visit to the new Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) in Observatory is a must. Mr Tuohy, Ms Christie-Blick and two Grade 4 learners, Linda Cwayi and Sinazo Zelanga were invited to attend the opening launch of the CTSC. What an experience. As you entered the centre, you were immediately struck by the amount of interactive activities one could do  – [Read More…]

by February 22, 2012 Grade 4
Ms Cable helping at Mathematics

Ms Cable helping at Mathematics

Mathematics…fear not with the Grade 4 teachers around. Mathematics is taught in a relevant and fun manner. Learners revise the basics first, to see what they already know  –  the teachers then build on this in order to prepare the learners for the challenges of Grade 4 Mathematics and to boost their confidence. Every morning we start with a tables test. This wakes up their Maths[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 Grade 4
Funscapes: Sand, sea, love and chocolate

Funscapes: Sand, sea, love and chocolate

What a way to spend Funscapes: Sand, sea, love and  Chocolates. The weather was perfect as we made our way  to the shoreline. Our task…to build the biggest Table Mountain and City of Cape Town in the sand , ever. Every child contributed to the build, whether it was constructing the mountain, decorating it with shells and seaweed or plotting the buildings in[Read More…]

by February 14, 2012 Grade 4
Grade 4s Interacting with Ms Christie-Blick’s blog

Grade 4s Interacting with Ms Christie-Blick’s blog

This is our second time in the IT Centre in preparation for our Global Citizens for Biodiversity project linking us with our American Fourth Grader peers.The Grade 4s have completed two surveys on the internet. Survey One tested their knowledge of America, survey Two tested their knowledge on Natural Science.We have had a chance to view Ms Christie-Blick’s blog http://staff.socsdblogs.org/christieblick and had fun[Read More…]

by February 9, 2012 Grade 4
Our first month in Grade 4

Our first month in Grade 4

  One month has passed and the Grade 4s have  proved that they are ready for the challenges in 2012. We have checked whether we remember Grade 3 Mathematics, learned how different life was 100 years ago, in Thematic Studies, learned why the Donkey thought he was clever and read about Sara en Andries in Afrikaans. We have also gone on our first[Read More…]

by February 7, 2012 Grade 4
Grade 4 Days of Yore outing

Grade 4 Days of Yore outing

Ever wondered what it was like to go on a beach picnic 100 years ago?…the Grade 4s now know. Bracing strong winds in our period attire, we made our way through the streets of Fish Hoek to the beach  –  much to the amusement of the locals. We certainly looked the part with our picnic baskets and checkered picnic blankets.[Read More…]

by February 6, 2012 Grade 4