Grade 5

Mzansi Market Day

Mzansi Market Day

The Grade 5’s took part in the Mzansi Market Day on the 1st of September 2012. A great time was had by all who participated. It was a fantastic opportunity for all the children to show off their marketing skills. Everybody came away with a smile and some well earned money. Erica Beesley, Bianca Pistorius both received special mentions for[Read More…]

by September 20, 2012 Grade 5
Ignition Outing Waterfront Theatre School

Ignition Outing Waterfront Theatre School

On the 7th September,120 eager Grade 5’s boarded the bus and headed for the Waterfront Theatre School. Here the pupils were treated to different classes ranging from drama to tap dancing to hip hop and choir. The girls and yes even the boys enjoyed taking part in all the different skills taught at the school. Sun Valley definitely has talent.[Read More…]

by September 13, 2012 Grade 5
Water Filter Project

Water Filter Project

This week the grade fives have been making their water filters and putting them to the test. The children had to bring an empty 2l cold drink bottle, fine sand, pebbles, cotton wool and dirty water. Firstly, they had to cut their cold drink bottles in half, then fill the neck with cotton wool, then fine sand and next the[Read More…]

by September 6, 2012 Grade 5
Mzanzi Market Day and Funscapes

Mzanzi Market Day and Funscapes

Last week, Thursday and Friday, the Grade 5’s set out for Funscapes. The children signed up for many different clubs. There was an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation amongst the children as they set off to their various activities. The children participated in a variety of clubs from Action Paintball, a tour of Newlands Cricket Ground to baking biscuits and[Read More…]

by August 29, 2012 Grade 5
Grade 5 Auction

Grade 5 Auction

The Grade 5’s held an auction last week. Each learner was asked to bring something to auction off. The list included lots of chocolate and sweeties, spinning tops, cakes, cookies and earrings. Each grade 5 was given “money” to the value of R100 to bid.  A good lesson was learnt (hopefully), R100 doesn’t go very far.  It was a pleasure[Read More…]

by August 22, 2012 Grade 5
Nutriday Madness

Nutriday Madness

In grade 5 we are very excited to be participating in the Nutriday Competition. All our learners were given a complimentary yoghurt to enjoy, then they returned the cleaned empty yoghurt tubs and started brainstorming ideas of what to design using the empty yoghurt tubs. This has inspired our learners to work as a team as they attempt to design[Read More…]

by August 16, 2012 Grade 5
Olympic Fever

Olympic Fever

The Grade 5s have been bitten by the Olympic fever bug. We have had great fun finding out more about the Olympics in our COW lessons. The pupils had the opportunity to create their own Olympic sport, many ideas were brilliant! The teachers were very entertained by the ideas.  Now the Grade 5s are hard at work researching sports and athletes that[Read More…]

by August 8, 2012 Grade 5
Water

Water

We all know water. It’s something you drink when you are thirsty. But do you really know water?  Do you know how important it is to people, animals and plants for survival? Do you know how the water cycle works? Which chemical components make up water? Can you explain the following terms; condensation, transpiration, photosynthesis, precipitation? How much of the earth[Read More…]

by August 2, 2012 Grade 5
Making clothing from recycled materials

Making clothing from recycled materials

For the Technological Process, the Grade 5 learners had to come up with ideas on making clothing from recycled materials. The teachers were bowled over with all the creative ideas.  Children used plastic bags, old cardboard boxes, polystyrene trays, off cuts of old material, sellotape, duck-tape and staples. The children showed off their sowing skills by using elastic bands, pritt[Read More…]

by July 26, 2012 Grade 5
Happy Birthday Madiba

Happy Birthday Madiba

Happy Birthday Madiba! As part of the Grade Five contribution towards giving of time for 67 minutes, we decided to clear the dunes surrounding our school of alien vegetation. After a brief but very important lesson of what not to pull out, we headed out the school gates.  The children were very eager to get started.  Although we hardly made[Read More…]

by July 18, 2012 Grade 5