Grade 4

Rock around the Clock

Rock around the Clock

  One of the Learning Outcomes of Mathematics is Measurement. Being able to tell the time on an analogue clock is one of the skills assessed. We are also taught how to tell time in the digital way, eg, 1.30pm is written as 13:30.     To re-introduce the concept of time in Grade 4, the pupils had fun decorating their[Read More…]

by May 22, 2012 Grade 4
Week Three: Taking Care of Habitats with COW

Week Three: Taking Care of Habitats with COW

We have been studying all about animal habitats, in particular the Cape Dune System and the animals and plants that live there. Our study of habitats, reminds us that these areas are filled with living animals and plants trying to survive. Our Cottage Lane epals have also been studying a habitat in the Forests just outside New York. We have[Read More…]

by May 15, 2012 Grade 4
It’s all about flora and fauna of the Cape sand dunes

It’s all about flora and fauna of the Cape sand dunes

  Outdoor Education forms a huge part of the Grade 4 curriculum. In Natural Sciences, we learn all about the Cape Dune System – how dunes are formed, different types of dunes, how people destroy dunes, as well as the animals and plants that live in them. In continuing with learning all about the Cape Dune System, our Grade 4s were[Read More…]

by May 10, 2012 Grade 4
Assessment Week: 21 May to 24 May

Assessment Week: 21 May to 24 May

Timetables have gone out and it is now full steam ahead for preparing our Grade Fours for their very first assessment experience. No worries moms and dads, the teachers are preparing them well for Assessment week. We will do the stressing. Your child should be well prepared for the assessments if the Study Timetable is followed daily. Homework that is given,[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Grade 4
Nightlife

Nightlife

We never had Nightlife when I was at school. Wow, what an event. Moms and dad could have the evening off after dropping their children at school. They then spent three hours just having a good time, with their class teacher. Each Grade 4 class had a different theme for the night. The children could move between classes to get a bit of variety. There was a Disco theme, with bubbles[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Grade 4
Country Orals done in MAD squared

Country Orals done in MAD squared

Pupils were given the task of researching a country of their choice, and speaking about a specific topic of that country, for example Japan – Tsunami, orally in front of the class.  In order for the pupils to achieve top marks for this oral, effort must be made in presentation with the use of: Posters Dressing up Articles from chosen country[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 Grade 4
Science and Technology Expo Day

Science and Technology Expo Day

What a way to ‘show off‘ the new Grade 4 Interactive whiteboard to visitors at our Science and Technology Expo Day. Visitors and parents ‘oohed and aahed’ when shown how Mathematics could and should be done on the Interactive whiteboard. I have never seen pupils so eager to do addition sums before. Eager hands went up when asked: Who wants to do[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade 4
Ms Christie-Blick reports back on our USA epals

Ms Christie-Blick reports back on our USA epals

    We are now into Week 3 of blogging with our American epals. We have been talking about our families, school life, sport and favourite food and things. We have been surprised to see how much in common we have with our epals.  We have also asked them a lot of questions, like: What does snow look and feel like? We have also answered[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade 4

Assessment Night School

Attention Grade Four Parents and Pupils please join us at the Assessment Night School on Tuesday, 24 April 19.30 to 20.30 in the hall. This presentation will be so beneficial as the Grade 4’s face their first formal assessments.

by April 23, 2012 Grade 4
4 Cable Google the Mole Snake in Class

4 Cable Google the Mole Snake in Class

Using the latest technolgy, 4 Cable had a MAD² lesson today on the mole snake, using lap tops and the search engine, Google. They had to research different topics of the mole snake, for example: Habitat, Mole snakes and the SPCA, Releasing mole snakes into the wild and Looking after mole snakes. There was also a news report of a mole snake giving[Read More…]

by April 23, 2012 Grade 4