Grade 6

Science Wonders in Grade 6

Science Wonders in Grade 6

4 highly motivated Grade 6 teachers. Check. 2 fantastic facilitators and 1 awesome TAP mom. Double Check. 134 rambunctious, vivacious Grade 6 students, each with their own metier and animus. Priceless. An outing to the Science Centre is always something to look forward to and this trip was no exception. The Centre now stands proudly in its own space, a building recently recognised as[Read More…]

by June 17, 2016 Grade 6
Oral Surprise in Grade 6

Oral Surprise in Grade 6

With our No-Homework policy, preparing orals, especially in a second language, initially seemed like an impossible task. We were wrong. The task itself just took a little bit longer than merely handing out a topic and giving the kids a few days to prepare before delivering it to the class. This time round they worked in pairs or groups. They were[Read More…]

by June 1, 2016 Grade 6
Grade Six – Cartoonists in the Making

Grade Six – Cartoonists in the Making

Who does not enjoy reading a comic every now and again? Needless to say there was great excitement when narrative techniques used in comics were explored during an English lesson last week. Basic parts of a comic have been investigated such as frames, characters, speech and thought bubbles, punch lines as well as captions. Examples reflected on the white board were[Read More…]

by May 19, 2016 Grade 6
Grade Six Investigates Bullying

Grade Six Investigates Bullying

In recent weeks the Grade Sixes have been focusing on bullying as part of Thematic Studies. In so doing we have been investigating the different types of bullying with the main focus being on Cyberbullying, as this is so relevant in this day and age. Using a C.A.R.E circle format, interesting discussions around the use of social media and messaging[Read More…]

by May 5, 2016 Grade 6
Grade 6 Outdoor Education in the Sun

Grade 6 Outdoor Education in the Sun

The Grade 6s were blessed with beautiful weather for their three day camp at Mizpah campsite last week. It was a fun-filled and adventurous few days where new friendships were formed and leadership skills were developed. Some of these campers had to face fears and, with much encouragement from their teachers and peers, managed to overcome these – sleeping away[Read More…]

by April 20, 2016 Grade 6
Grade 6 & 7 Robotics Excitement

Grade 6 & 7 Robotics Excitement

We have continued with our Robotics curriculum in Grade 6 and 7 this year and what a fantastic experience it has been so far. Excited Grade 6s and 7s have had fantastic exposure to how digital devices are programmed and how developers use them to achieve everyday tasks. The type of activities we’ve done with them have ranged from the[Read More…]

by April 18, 2016 Digital, Grade 6, Grade 7
Science Fun in Grade Six

Science Fun in Grade Six

Discovering new things is what makes learning exciting. With our new theme in Grade Six on acids, bases and neutrals we have young and eager scientists in the making. Delicious, delectable, yummy, stale, awful, bland… these words describe how food tastes. Learning that our sense of smell affects our sense of taste most certainly was a practical experience in class[Read More…]

by April 10, 2016 Grade 6
Koeberg – Nowhere else in Africa

Koeberg – Nowhere else in Africa

The Grade 6s embarked on an interesting excursion to learn about electricity, how it is generated and how it is being distributed across our country. They asked insightful questions which the lecturer answered enthusiastically. Why do we have to load shed? Why load shed during the day and not at night? Why don’t we just build more power plants? The students found[Read More…]

by March 10, 2016 Grade 6
Grade 6 Showing GRIT During Formal Assessments

Grade 6 Showing GRIT During Formal Assessments

Over the last two weeks, our boys and girls have been truly personifying what GRIT is all about. Not only have they been trendsetters on the sports field and in cultural areas, they’ve had to adjust to the prospect of writing exams so early in the term. Our Grade 6 boys and girls are not at all unfamiliar regarding the art[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 Grade 6
Grade 6 Focusing on Self-image and Body-image!

Grade 6 Focusing on Self-image and Body-image!

The theme throughout the year in Grade 6 is Conflict. In Term One, we focus on conflict within ourselves and deal with issues that are prevalent to a Grade 6 age group. Our tweens and early teens are at a stage in their lives where they become more aware of themselves and struggle with their self-esteem and body image. Although[Read More…]

by February 13, 2016 Grade 6