Grade 4

4 Raven go MAD2 using IPads

4 Raven go MAD2 using IPads

What a way to learn about the molerat, using IPads. Every child first explored Google Earth, locating the Fish Hoek Valley and the school and then, zoomed in on the dunes in the Silvermine Reserve, the habitat of the Cape Dune Molerat. They then researched text on the molerat, drawing out relevant information needed for them to report back to[Read More…]

by June 7, 2012 Grade 4
International Live Lessons

International Live Lessons

Sun Valley Primary and Cottage Lane in New York, linked digitally for a live lesson on Thursday 31 May – the culmination of a six week project exploring ecosystems….click here to continue reading this article

by June 1, 2012 Grade 4
Walk-it Circuit

Walk-it Circuit

  The pupils cannot wait for 12:30 everyday to do the Walk-it Circuit. After break, this is the next session of fresh air and movement, key to effective learning and health bodies.   Each circuit takes 10 minutes where the pupils do warm-ups before starting. They also end off with cool-downs. When we are back in class, they are oxygened up[Read More…]

by May 30, 2012 Grade 4
Assessment Week finished

Assessment Week finished

The Grade 4s wrote their last assessment paper today…Afrikaans. There is a hightened buzz amongst the pupils after their first Assessment Week. The teachers have marked all the papers and are pleased with the overall results. There are still areas on which to focus. We will work on these areas, starting from Friday. Results will be given to the pupils shortly. I[Read More…]

by May 24, 2012 Grade 4
First time assessments

First time assessments

The Grade 4’s sat for their first assessments on Monday, 21st May for Thematic. They started at 09:00 and were all finished by 10:30. It was good to see that they had learned and revised their work as the pupils did not ask too many questions.   They were relaxed for the duration of the assessment, and going by the results, did their best. We[Read More…]

by May 22, 2012 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