Grade 5

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
Grade 5s become FARMERS!

Grade 5s become FARMERS!

Over the last two weeks the Grade 5s were given an opportunity to become farmers for the day.  We visited Oranjezicht City farm and had a hands on experience of what it is like to live in the city, but still able to run a farm. Some children were hesitant to try the FRESH veggies, fruit and even chillies, while[Read More…]

by June 28, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5s Additional Development FUN!

Grade 5s Additional Development FUN!

The Grade 5 boys and girls have taken a different approach to learning an additional language. Gathering together every Wednesday, we are taught new poems and rhymes by ‘Teacher Nicolette’ as they call her.  The songs and poems not only create a fun environment to learn in, but allow the kids to practise unfamiliar vocabulary and begin to understanding the Afrikaans language[Read More…]

by June 15, 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
Connecting Communities in Grade 5

Connecting Communities in Grade 5

Our Grade 5 kids have taken time travel to a whole new level, by learning about the early explorers who touched the soils of the Cape many years ago. Traveling back on the timeline, learning about the different communities that influenced the Cape’s authentic infrastructure, food, dress and music. It is these communities that have made the Cape as we know[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 Grade 5, Primary