Grade 4

Science and Technology Expo Day

Science and Technology Expo Day

What a way to ‘show off‘ the new Grade 4 Interactive whiteboard to visitors at our Science and Technology Expo Day. Visitors and parents ‘oohed and aahed’ when shown how Mathematics could and should be done on the Interactive whiteboard. I have never seen pupils so eager to do addition sums before. Eager hands went up when asked: Who wants to do[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade 4
Ms Christie-Blick reports back on our USA epals

Ms Christie-Blick reports back on our USA epals

    We are now into Week 3 of blogging with our American epals. We have been talking about our families, school life, sport and favourite food and things. We have been surprised to see how much in common we have with our epals.  We have also asked them a lot of questions, like: What does snow look and feel like? We have also answered[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade 4

Assessment Night School

Attention Grade Four Parents and Pupils please join us at the Assessment Night School on Tuesday, 24 April 19.30 to 20.30 in the hall. This presentation will be so beneficial as the Grade 4’s face their first formal assessments.

by April 23, 2012 Grade 4
4 Cable Google the Mole Snake in Class

4 Cable Google the Mole Snake in Class

Using the latest technolgy, 4 Cable had a MAD² lesson today on the mole snake, using lap tops and the search engine, Google. They had to research different topics of the mole snake, for example: Habitat, Mole snakes and the SPCA, Releasing mole snakes into the wild and Looking after mole snakes. There was also a news report of a mole snake giving[Read More…]

by April 23, 2012 Grade 4
Grade 4s hike to Peer’s Cave.

Grade 4s hike to Peer’s Cave.

  The Grade 4’s have been in the Intermediate Phase for four months and have settled in well with the work load of Grade 4. Our Theme for Term Two is  Animals and Plants of the Cape Dune System.       The Grade 4’s hiked up to Peer’s Cave to learn more about how early man, the Strandlopers lived.[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Grade 4
Term Two Outings

Term Two Outings

Peer’s Cave (for Funscapes) – It’s off in search for possible hidden treasures in Peer’s Cave. We learn about the first humans who lived in the area and how they survived and hunted. There are even stories of discovered skulls and snakes – creepy. Sand dune Hike from the Sunbird Centre – With a qualified guide and Environmental Conservationist, we[Read More…]

by April 13, 2012 Grade 4
Term 2 starts with a buzz of excitement

Term 2 starts with a buzz of excitement

After two weeks break it is good to be back in the class. What a way to start with Interchange as well. The Grade 4s had Physical Education, Xhosa, Library and Art today. From tomorrow it is full steam ahead with classwork. Looking forward to a successful and MAD squared Term Two.

by April 10, 2012 Grade 4
Pupils post their blog to USA epals

Pupils post their blog to USA epals

  Our first postings to our USA epals have gone off. The learners were so excited and couldn’t wait for the epals to reply back. We had to wait a whole day for the responses, because of the time difference. Just to see the reactions on their faces as they read their own epal’s replies was warming. There were loads of[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Grade 4
We tackle Elsie’s Peak

We tackle Elsie’s Peak

We have been learning all about direction, mapping and street planning, as part of our Social Studies.  In order to get a bird’s eye view of the layout of the town, we climbed to the top of Elsie’s Peak. It was a scorching but beautiful day and the shrills of excitement could be heard all over the mountain as we[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade 4
EXPO DAY: Creative mapwork

EXPO DAY: Creative mapwork

The Grade 4’s are learning all about maps, direction and compass points. The task for Expo Day was to design their own map, working as a team. Each group was given instructions on the information needed on each map. Besides the compass points and key/legend, their maps had to have roads, a railway line, rivers, a mountain range, lakes and[Read More…]

by March 9, 2012 Grade 4