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
Sandwich and Cape Point Projects

Sandwich and Cape Point Projects

Our projects have come to an end and they were very successful. The teachers watched in awe as very creative sandwiches were presented to them. Some created conventional sandwiches using cheese, tomato and ham which were turned into spaceships or cars and spiders. Others used ingredients such as jelly tots, ice-cream, tic-tacs, apple pie, smarties, slabs of chocolate and whipped[Read More…]

by June 20, 2012 Grade 5
Outing to Constantia Museum School

Outing to Constantia Museum School

The Grade Fives enjoyed a day at the Constantia Museum School. As part of our tourism theme, we visited one of the 6 main tourist attractions in Cape Town. The learners were given a history lesson about Groot Constantia which was very interesting. They were taught about the very old Cape Dutch houses and the reason they were built the[Read More…]

by June 13, 2012 Grade 5
Technology Lessons

Technology Lessons

Grade Five Technology Lessons are underway and loads of learning is happening in the classrooms with a difference. In the next week all the Grade Five classes would have completed their first technology lesson. As from next term each class will have a technology lesson every two weeks. For our first lesson, the learners used i-pads. They went on google[Read More…]

by June 7, 2012 Grade 5