Grade 5

Grade 5 Camp Craziness

Grade 5 Camp Craziness

On the 9th of March our little troopers set out to survive their first three days away from home in the wild. The excitement was unbearable as we buckled up and departed. Met by our enthusiastic facilitators, the groups were challenged to some ice-breakers. “Stop” was the most entertaining and talked about game for the day. Once divided into groups, facilitators[Read More…]

by April 7, 2016 Grade 5
A Trip Around the World

A Trip Around the World

A trip around the world in one day? One would think this impossible, but our passionate Grade 5 superstars made it a possibility. On Tuesday the Grade 5s spoiled their teachers and classmates by participating in an “innings” on the field. A few weeks ago, in their co-operative groups, the Grade 5s were given different communities to research. These included[Read More…]

by March 9, 2016 Grade 5
Grade 5s Acknowledge Their Favourite Work!

Grade 5s Acknowledge Their Favourite Work!

Our GRITTY Grade 5s have shown perseverance during this jam-packed term. They started off the year with a BANG getting to know their new teachers and peers, learning new concepts and setting short and long term goals. These goals are an essential part of their everyday work.    Adam Sauders: “I chose the Discovery of Fire listening story, because I found the content[Read More…]

by February 24, 2016 Grade 5
Grade Fives Become Architects

Grade Fives Become Architects

Have you ever built a house? Well, in Grade 5, we can proudly answer YES! In Thematic Studies we have been learning about the First Explorers to the Cape. We discovered all about the Cape Dutch style houses. Once the Grade 5s were told that they were going to be building their own models of the Cape Dutch house, there[Read More…]

by February 13, 2016 Grade 5
Gritty Greetings from Grade Five

Gritty Greetings from Grade Five

With passion and perseverance as sub-headings to our GRIT theme, our Grade 5s are off to a flying start.       The Grade 5 learners were encouraged to ‘dig deep’, to find out what they want to achieve and how they are going to achieve these short and long term goals. The Grade 5 educators, along with their parents, are determined to assist each[Read More…]

by January 27, 2016 Grade 5
Grade 5 – It’s the Final Countdown!

Grade 5 – It’s the Final Countdown!

In Grade 5 we have entered into the stage of the lasts. Last assessments, last assemblies, last projects and last days of school. This year has ZOOOOMED past us and we are seeing the finish line, the marathon of 2015 is almost over. These past two weeks we have been hard at work preparing for our last formal assessment for[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 Grade 5
Grade 5’s Point on Projects

Grade 5’s Point on Projects

From creating maths games and posters, to researching animals, creating houses and, most recently, the Shaduf, projects have been a BIG focus throughout the year in Grade 5. Not only are projects an important way for children to learn about things, but they provide a medium for which kinaesthetic students (learn through a hands-on approach) can thrive.  No student wants to[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 Curriculum, Grade 5
Approaching the Final Stretch in Grade 5

Approaching the Final Stretch in Grade 5

It is with great excitement and nervousness that we enter our final term of teaching the Grade 5s of 2015. Our theme, of Chasing your “Red Rubber Ball” has continually driven our classroom discussions, outdoor fun and even our curriculum. It’s been a wonderful experience to witness a group of 10-11 year olds actively seeking the things that they are[Read More…]

by October 21, 2015 Grade 5
Fun, Fun, Funscapes in Grade 5

Fun, Fun, Funscapes in Grade 5

Last Wednesday, summer came early for most of our Grade 5s. The pupils had four choices for Funscapes. One group had fun in the sun in the pool and on the slip and slide, water slide and climbing ropes. They even got to slip down a GIGANTIC slide! The pupils had an absolute blast getting soaked, full of soap and building up their[Read More…]

by October 1, 2015 Grade 5
The Grade 5s Discover The Tomb of Tutankhamun

The Grade 5s Discover The Tomb of Tutankhamun

The Grade 5s ventured off to discover the sacred tomb of a famous Egyptian Pharaoh, Tutankhamun. The topic; Ancient Egypt,  falls into our Thematic curriculum. This is the first year that we have been privileged enough to attend the exhibition and the teachers were elated at the prospect. We travelled by bus to attend the wonderful exhibition held at Grand West. The[Read More…]

by September 17, 2015 Grade 5