Grade 5

Conquering CONTOURS!

Conquering CONTOURS!

Our Grade 5’s have recently tackled the challenging concept of contour lines. This is no easy task, it takes perseverance and intense group planning. We decided that the only way to conquer the concept was to tackle it in true Sun Valley fashion: getting hands on. The Grade 5’s were delighted to hear that they would be creating South Africa[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
GRATITUDE in WORDS

GRATITUDE in WORDS

Writer’s week was a week of expressing gratitude within our class, co-operative groups and our Grade. Each person wrote two things that they are grateful for about each member in their group. They were encouraged to take the time to think and be honest with their words.   Little did they groups know, they had to present what they had[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Back to Term 3 with a BANG!

Back to Term 3 with a BANG!

After a very exciting and successful Term 2, the Grade 5s can look forward to an action packed term; filled with wonderful learning, exciting outdoor field trips, and the anticipation of receiving their pen license for the very first time. The term has started off with a BANG and the excitement was absolutely unreal throughout the Grade 5 corridors on the first[Read More…]

by July 26, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
That’s a WRAP!

That’s a WRAP!

What a term it has been! Our Grade 5’s have been very busy indeed. A few activities that stood out for our Grade 5’s were our Bhongolethu visit, the Science Centre visit, our Creature Project, the Surname Project, Nightlife and of course our Assessment week. The Bhongolethu kids were overwhelmed by the generosity and the empathy that our Grade 5’s[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5s become Paleontologists for a day!

Grade 5s become Paleontologists for a day!

The Grade 5s have been studying fossils and how they are formed. We were given an amazing opportunity to visit the Cape Town Science Center, where we got to put into practice all that we learned about in class. There was great excitement when the children got to look for fossils and draw what they saw on various grids. During our[Read More…]

by June 4, 2018 Grade 5, 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
Grade 5s travel back in TIME

Grade 5s travel back in TIME

Our Grade 5 kids have taken time travel to a whole new level, by learning about the early explorers who touched the soils of the Cape many years ago.   Traveling back on the timeline included learning about the different communities that influenced the Cape’s authentic infrastructure, food, dress and music. It is these communities that have made the Cape as[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Action and Adventure on CAMP!

Action and Adventure on CAMP!

Enthusiasm, excitement and anticipation was in the air for our annual Grade 5 camp at Simonsberg Christian camp. The boys and girls jumped straight into their new learning environment by playing games and getting into their new teams.    The teams, of randomly selected participants, had the opportunity to compete in challenges consisting of not only physical, but mental exercises.[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Grade5: Orators you eggcited?

Grade5: Orators you eggcited?

It is Orators time, where our Grade fives got the chance to choose a piece of literature to perform in front of their peers. The classes were buzzing with great excitement, each child came up one by one and gave of their best. There was a great variety of pieces that we got to enjoy as a class, some funny, some serious[Read More…]

by March 2, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Joining the dots to our past

Joining the dots to our past

The question in Grade 5 this term is “where does my family come from?”. We have been discovering that our ancestors might have come from all over the world, from Britain to Madagascar, and many more in between.   Thematics is making connecting with history and applying it to current day, very easy this term. Being able to connect classmates to[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 Grade 5, Primary