Grade 6

Mathematics in the 21st Century

Mathematics in the 21st Century

It has taken a lot of blood and sweat from teachers and learners to prepare for this year’s Annual National Assessments. It made me think of how less complicated Mathematics was in my school days. It most certainly was not seen as a study subject. You either understood it, or you did not! The Mathematics curriculum has changed drastically over[Read More…]

by September 27, 2012 Grade 6
Maths and 3D shapes

Maths and 3D shapes

Grade Sixes have learnt about 3 Dimensional shapes in Maths. As a fun exercise they set out to create all kinds of 3D shapes using jellytots and toothpicks. The learners did not only make the regular 3 dimensional shapes, but enjoyed creating bridges, skyscrapers and funky deltahedrons and tetrahedrons. At the end the creations were destroyed and the children enjoyed[Read More…]

by September 17, 2012 Grade 6
Mzansi Market Day

Mzansi Market Day

On Saturday, 1 September, a number of our Grade Six pupils took part in the Mzansi Market Day at Canal Walk. There was a buzz of excitement as children form different schools in the Western Cape, set up their stalls near the food court area. The Pupils were required to make items that were made out of re-cycled materials. They[Read More…]

by September 6, 2012 Grade 6
Grade Six Descriptive Writing

Grade Six Descriptive Writing

    Teddybears, rugbyballs, cricket gloves and many other precious items were brought to school in anticipation of the latest writing task. The learners were taught how to write a descriptive essay and with their objects as the theme, they eagerly began. The teachers could not believe how absorbed the children became and were very impressed with the results. Here[Read More…]

by August 30, 2012 Grade 6
Grade Six Ignition Outing

Grade Six Ignition Outing

The Grade Sixes visited CPUT, Belville, for their Ignition outing last week. This was a pleasant experience where our learners were exposed to a tertiary education institute. We have visited three different departments: horticulture, food technology and Science. The visit to the science lab was a highlight to all, as the learners could perform four experiments themselves. The outing was[Read More…]

by August 23, 2012 Grade 6
Persuasive Speeches on Camera

Persuasive Speeches on Camera

The Grade Sixes were recently given the task of writing and presenting a persuasive talk. The learners began by choosing an African country and gathering research on the conflict occurring within the country’s borders. They were taught how to summarize and write a comprehensive speech in their own words. The children were encouraged to use adjectives to make their speeches[Read More…]

by August 14, 2012 Grade 6
Robben Island Outing

Robben Island Outing

There was a hubbub of excitement on the netball courts on Friday morning. The Grade 6’s were delighted with the amazing weather that graced the day of our Robben Island outing. We boarded the original ferry in great anticipation. The gentle swells caused some churning stomachs and pale faces. Once on the island we crowded onto two busses and took[Read More…]

by August 1, 2012 Grade 6
Doing Scientific Experiments in Afrikaans

Doing Scientific Experiments in Afrikaans

Our Grade Six learners are being extended in their Afrikaans skills this year. We’ve started off this term with growing bean plants in class. This involves three different experiments, looking at the need for light, water and nutrition for good plant growth. The learners are required to observe their plants daily and record their observations in Afrikaans. At the end[Read More…]

by July 26, 2012 Grade 6
Grade 6 Hit the Street for 67 Minutes.

Grade 6 Hit the Street for 67 Minutes.

On Wednesday, 18 July the Gr 6’s prepared for their sixty seven minutes of service on Mandela day. After lining up in the quad, we set off down Sunnydale Road armed with surgical gloves and black bags. The litter collected included items such as cans, plastic bags, newspapers, cigarette butts, chip packets and other miscellaneous items.  The Gr 6’s attacked this[Read More…]

by July 18, 2012 Grade 6
Winter warmers ready to go

Winter warmers ready to go

The Grade Sixes have been collecting winter warmers for about 2 weeks. Generous donations have poured in and the children have excitedly sorted the different contributions. Children wrote a thoughtful message in their handmade card and they had fun packaging the goodies. The bags contain tea or coffee, biscuits, long life milk, soup and two minute noodles. The classes have[Read More…]

by June 22, 2012 Grade 6