Grade 5

Grade 5’s fall in LOVE with CHALLENGES!

Grade 5’s fall in LOVE with CHALLENGES!

Over the past few weeks our Grade 5s have been faced with a number of challenges. As teachers we have loved facilitating them through these moments, helping them learn different ways to approach and tackle them with a positive outlook. One of our most recent challenges was presented during our Maths Extension week. Our children were given the task of creating any[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
E-COLOURS in our Grade 5 families

E-COLOURS in our Grade 5 families

A new year has begun, and our children dived head first into a homey and highly energised Grade 5 environment. Different children feel many different emotions; they have questions running wild in their minds when returning back to school in a new grade. When asking some of the Grade 5 children what was going through their minds when coming into[Read More…]

by February 8, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
A new HOME for our Grade 5s

A new HOME for our Grade 5s

Over the last two weeks, the new Grade 5 classes of 2017 have been very busy adjusting to the busy and exciting days in Grade 5. In English we started off by focusing on setting specific long and short term goals. These goals were written as a letter to their future selves. These letters will serve as a reminder during[Read More…]

by January 25, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
My Broetjie, my Bra!

My Broetjie, my Bra!

As our Grade Fives are coming to the end of the year and preparing for Grade Six, they have spent the past few weeks unpacking the harsh reality of life in District Six. Through our studies using iBooks, role-play and exploration into the setting of District Six in both the past and present, they are ready to use their knowledge in order to[Read More…]

by December 1, 2016 Grade 5
Touring Cape Town in Grade 5

Touring Cape Town in Grade 5

On the 26th of October, our very excited Grade 5s set off on their greatly anticipated Red Bus Tour. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, with not a breath of wind present. When we arrived at the Waterfront, we were greeted by our friendly bus drivers and tour guides. As we made our way through the City of Cape[Read More…]

by November 3, 2016 Grade 5
Uplifting Knowledge about a Desolate Past

Uplifting Knowledge about a Desolate Past

What once was a soulful and vibrant community, now desolate and cold. 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[Read More…]

by October 19, 2016 Grade 5
Exploring the ‘Rainbow’ of Personalities in Grade 5

Exploring the ‘Rainbow’ of Personalities in Grade 5

Over the past week the Grade 5s have focused on the importance of knowing your E-Colour and the E-Colours of those around you.      In English we had a discussion on the value of E-Colours and why we do the self assessments. We put our creative caps on and created a life sized silhouette of a lucky member of the[Read More…]

by September 29, 2016 Grade 5
Grade 5 – Class in the Clouds

Grade 5 – Class in the Clouds

Last week our Grade 5 children traded in their desks, movement songs and iPads for one day of Learning in the Clouds. We set off in the buses, despite the unpredictable weather, for an experience which would be a first for most of our Grade 5 children. As they saw the mode of transport for getting to the summit of Table Mountain there[Read More…]

by September 14, 2016 Grade 5
Getting Creative in Grade 5

Getting Creative in Grade 5

This past week in Grade 5, we have been comparing Cape Town to Cairo. We discovered the amazing Egyptian shaduf. The pupils learned that not all water comes from taps, and that in Cairo they used the shaduf to draw water from the Nile River. ‘Oh cool‘, ‘Wow‘, ‘That’s so awesome‘, could be heard around the classes when they watched[Read More…]

by August 31, 2016 Grade 5
Rocking the Movement in Grade 5

Rocking the Movement in Grade 5

It is here, the moment our young “stars” have been waiting for so eagerly. Our talented children make yet another stage appearance, this time for Sun Valley’s very own Rock Toyz production. Each Grade 5 class has been given the opportunity to choreograph and perform a dance to a prescribed song in the show. The young, up and coming Broadway performers, have[Read More…]

by August 18, 2016 Grade 5