Grade 5

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
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