Grade 5

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
A day of giving back at Bhongolethu

A day of giving back at Bhongolethu

Recently, the Grade 5’s ventured off to Bhongolethu Foundation with the intention of creating meaningful connections and friendships with the Pre-Primary and Primary school learners. The Grade 5’s had spent the prior weeks collecting toys, games, writing materials and any other educational supplies they could find to donate to the Bhonguletu Foundation. They were eager to share the love and[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
We Love Grandparents…(and cookies!)

We Love Grandparents…(and cookies!)

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” – Rudy Giuliani.    Last week, we had the privilege of welcoming our grandparents into our classes! After enjoying a lovely assembly performed by yours truly – the talented group of Sun Valley[Read More…]

by May 9, 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
Where does my surname come from?

Where does my surname come from?

Term 2 is off to a busy start for our grade 5s as they delve into the meaning behind their surnames and try to discover more about themselves and their families. As part of the Grade 5 English curriculum, the learners have been given the task of constructing a project that explores their personal heritage and they have all had a lot of[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work on Grade 5 Camp!

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work on Grade 5 Camp!

The Grade 5s excitement was palpable as they gathered early on Wednesday morning. They boarded the buses for Simonsberg Christian Camp with a bustle in the air and a spring in their step.  They were eagerly awaiting 3 days and 2 nights of non-stop, fun-filled adventure, team-building and excitement! The boys and girls wasted no time in immediately beginning the adventure upon[Read More…]

by February 28, 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
Travelling back in time

Travelling back in time

The question on our minds this term is “where does my family come from originally?” We have discovered that our ancestors have come from all over the world; from Britain, Madagascar, Holland and all the way to France and many more in between. It’s been such an adventure working through our countries’ timeline and history. Thematics is all about making connections with[Read More…]

by January 31, 2019 Grade 5, Primary, Uncategorized
A modern play on SHADUFS

A modern play on SHADUFS

The Grade 5s have been hard at work this term learning about the similarities and differences between two major capitals Cape Town (South Africa) and Cairo (Egypt). They had a number of assessments this term; from essay writing to creating 3D projects that involved them applying their new found knowledge.       Their first task they had to complete[Read More…]

by December 3, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Gritty Grade 5s Get ready for Grade 6!

Gritty Grade 5s Get ready for Grade 6!

We had the great privilege and honour in celebrating our Grade 5s GRITTY Achievements at their Grit Awards Ceremony. On this special day our Grade 5 families could revisit all the awesome memories that we have shared this year and had a chance to step back from the hustle and bustle of life to see how far each child has come[Read More…]

by November 19, 2018 Grade 5, Primary