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
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