Grade 6

Grade 6 and Systemic Assessments

Grade 6 and Systemic Assessments

Much effort has been put into preparing our children for the annual Systemic Assessments that has taken place this week. We wanted our learners to feel confident and have enough practice before facing this challenge. Our Small Group Tuition teacher, Mrs Raven, spent 4 lessons a week in each class, assisting the ones who needed extra input. She was able[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Reaching out to the COMMUNITY in Grade 6

Reaching out to the COMMUNITY in Grade 6

The Grade 6s recently visited Living Hope Centre just outside of Capri. A day of giving back to the community was awaiting our kids and what amazing servant hearts they have displayed during our time spent there.     The four classes rotated between four stations. Station One was where they packed the hygiene packs with items collected for Living[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Igniting DREAMS in Grade 6

Igniting DREAMS in Grade 6

Our Ignition Field trip to the University of Stellenbosch is a highlight to Gr 6’s and teachers alike. This year was no different.  At the beginning of our visit to this beautiful campus the classes split up, each visiting a different department. Gr 6 Winter went to the Entomology Department where they were told how to classify insects and how[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Setting the PACE in Grade 6!

Setting the PACE in Grade 6!

Our school has some amazing policies which ensure that our children are given the best chance to shine, specifically in Mathematics and English. The children at our school are placed in the various pace groups namely: Support, Core or Extension. Our Grade Six children are placed with other children that are working at a similar pace in either Mathematics or in[Read More…]

by August 31, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Look at our TECHNOLOGY in Grade 6!

Look at our TECHNOLOGY in Grade 6!

Technology is everywhere – interweaved in almost every part of our daily lives. It affects how we live, work, play, and most importantly how we learn. We are truly blessed to be part of a forward-thinking school who wants to improve teaching and learning through technology and who wants to help our students to be successful.   The addition of[Read More…]

by August 23, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Gr 6 becoming EXPERTS in the life of Dr Nelson Mandela

Gr 6 becoming EXPERTS in the life of Dr Nelson Mandela

At the end of last term the Gr6’s went on a field trip to the Martin Melck House Museum in Strand Street, Cape Town. Here they were divided into groups and led by amazing and knowledgable tour guides on the life and experiences of Dr Nelson Mandela and the time of Apartheid in our country.   The Gr 6’s have been[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Grade Six Scientists in the making

Grade Six Scientists in the making

Great excitement filled our Grade Six classrooms last week when it was announced that we were hosting the Science Expo to the rest of the Intermediate Phase in the hall. iPads were taken out immediately and the research for the perfect experiment started. Group discussions took place as decisions had to be made on which experiment to do. Could they[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Grade Six tackling the topic of bullying

Grade Six tackling the topic of bullying

Bullying is a very relevant theme that has been tackled in the Grade Six curriculum recently. This created some very interesting discussion times as the kids can easily relate to the subject matter. To answer the essential question of why people bully and how we can help them, we have looked at how to recognise problems and find workable solutions[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
ACIDS and BASES… oh MY!

ACIDS and BASES… oh MY!

Continuing with our Natural Science lessons, the Grade 6’s delved deeper into understanding Acids and Bases. They learnt what makes a liquid an acid or a base and focused on the pH Scale, as well as looking at how levels on the pH scale differentiate between acid, bases and neutrals. Once they understood what an indictor was and what colours[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
SMELL vs. TASTE in Grade 6

SMELL vs. TASTE in Grade 6

Delicious, yummy, what is this? , can I spit it out?, delectable, disgusting…these were some of the exclamations heard from the Grade 6’s in their latest Natural Sciences lesson. As an introduction to Acids and Bases, the Grade 6’s are looking at how smell and taste are linked together. Each co-operative group were given jellybeans, pieces of potato and apple.[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 Grade 6, Primary