Grade 5

Discovering District Six

Discovering District Six

The Grade Fives are learning about the causes and consequences of the Apartheid movement. We are focusing on the District Six community and how land capture by the suppressive government affected thousands of households that were forced to move to the Cape Flats and township areas. The Grade Five teachers are teaching the boys and girls the importance of multicultural education[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
The Grade 5’s become Environmentalists

The Grade 5’s become Environmentalists

On Thursday 21 September our Grade 5’s set off to Soetwater Environmental Centre. Arriving on the beachfront, we all wondered how we would be taught to become ‘Environmentalists’ for the day. We were welcomed by enthusiastic volunteers, who work closely with the well-known Mr Lappies. Our minds were immediately challenged and put to work with group discussions on Eco-systems. They[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Baboons MATTER!

Baboons MATTER!

Baboons Matter    The Grade 5’s have been researching and learning about our infamous trouble making primates, the Chacma Baboon. This research task has allowed for our children to use their iPads in assisting them with research and the gathering of relevant data, such as: Appearance Habitat Behaviour Breeding Food and Feeding Interesting Facts   This task was thoroughly enjoyed as the topic is[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5s talk about being HUMBLE

Grade 5s talk about being HUMBLE

For our last Grade 5 assembly in 2017, we decided to teach the rest of the school the importance of being humble. The ability to be humble in every aspect of ones life is so important; be it at school, in the work place or during sport. The children embraced this exciting idea with plenty of enthusiasm. Some of them[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
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