Primary

MAPPING our way to LEARNING

MAPPING our way to LEARNING

In a 2013 report on maps and education, National Geographic concluded, “Spatial thinking is arguably one the most important ways of thinking for a child to develop as he or she grows. … A student who has acquired robust spatial thinking skills is at an advantage in our increasingly global and technical society.” It is with this desired outcome in[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Science WONDERS in Grade 6

Science WONDERS in Grade 6

Over the past few weeks the Grade Sixes have been leaning about acids, bases and neutrals. This involved learning about the link between smell and taste. It was rather entertaining seeing their reaction to the different tastes of certain foods. A research project has been completed on the nose which was presented to the teacher using the Popplet App on[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Grade 6, Primary

Exploring our world, one Country Oral at a time!

Over this past week, the Grade 4s have been on a round the world trip, all from the comfort of their own classroom! Making use of their digital devices, each learner was able to research their country of choice and discover what exciting things they had on offer. Keynotes and posters provided us with a visual display of culture, food[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Grade 4 Assessment FACE2FACE Evening NOTE

Grade 4 Assessment FACE2FACE Evening NOTE

Click on the PDF link below for a brief summary of the Assessment FACE2FACE Grade 4 session. ASSESSMENT Summary notes 2018

by May 17, 2018 Curriculum, General, Grade 4
There’s No Dark Side in Grade 2

There’s No Dark Side in Grade 2

Last week Friday, on May 4th, the Grade 2 playground was swarming with Princess Leias, Darth Vaders, Jedis, and there was even a Wookie or two! Seeing as it was International Star Wars day, the Grade 2s decided it was as good an excuse as any to dig through the dress up closet and come to school as our favourite[Read More…]

by May 10, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Learning SUMS is loads of FUN!

Learning SUMS is loads of FUN!

With the start of a new term comes many exciting new concepts, especially in our Mathematics curriculum. This term we have introduced our Grade Ones to addition and subtraction sums. After learning about numbers last term, it was time to apply them in new ways!   Our Grade Ones have been enjoying learning how to add and subtract and many[Read More…]

by May 10, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
The Grade Three’s ‘arrr’ explorers

The Grade Three’s ‘arrr’ explorers

This week, the Grade Threes set sail on an adventure, filled with deviant pirates and curious explorers! Our Life Skills focus has been directed at discovering the various expeditions, findings and challenges that explorers, such as Vasco da Gama; James Cook; Christopher Columbus and David Livingstone encountered along their journeys. Just as the explorers once did, the Grade Threes learnt[Read More…]

by May 9, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
Grade 5s DIVE DEEP into the fascinating world of CREATURES!

Grade 5s DIVE DEEP into the fascinating world of CREATURES!

The Grade 5 students have been hard at work this term researching various types of creatures that call soil their HOME. Each student had the choice of researching one of four types of creatures that we have been learning about in our classrooms this term; the dung beetle, the ant, the earthworm and snail. The Grade 5s were super excited and enthusiastic[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Writer’s Day in GRADE 7

Writer’s Day in GRADE 7

In dealing with the concept that “Life is difficult” – while looking at excerpts from the book “A road less travelled”- the Grade 7s have been encouraged to keep a journal throughout the year. After a discussion about the importance of journalling and what role it plays in their lives, they watched a video showing the role journalling played in[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Writers Day shenanigans in Grade 6

Writers Day shenanigans in Grade 6

Over the past few weeks, much emphasis has been placed on the use of adjectives during our Language lessons. What better way to apply this Part of Speech than in writing. Our Grade 6s excitedly brought to school their most prized possession. This was required to act as an inspiration for our Writer’s Day Task. First an example of a well-written[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Grade 6, Primary