Grade 5

A modern play on SHADUFS

A modern play on SHADUFS

The Grade 5s have been hard at work this term learning about the similarities and differences between two major capitals Cape Town (South Africa) and Cairo (Egypt). They had a number of assessments this term; from essay writing to creating 3D projects that involved them applying their new found knowledge.       Their first task they had to complete[Read More…]

by December 3, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Gritty Grade 5s Get ready for Grade 6!

Gritty Grade 5s Get ready for Grade 6!

We had the great privilege and honour in celebrating our Grade 5s GRITTY Achievements at their Grit Awards Ceremony. On this special day our Grade 5 families could revisit all the awesome memories that we have shared this year and had a chance to step back from the hustle and bustle of life to see how far each child has come[Read More…]

by November 19, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
District Six: EXPLORING our PAST

District Six: EXPLORING our PAST

The Grade 5s are learning about the causes and consequences of the Apartheid movement. We are focusing on the District Six community and how land capture by the suppressive government affected thousands of households that were forced to move to the Cape Flats and township areas.     The Grade 5 teachers are teaching the boys and girls the importance of multicultural education[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Taking on Term Four

Taking on Term Four

The excitement is real as our Grade 5s enter Term 4. The end is near for these little legends as they prepare for some adventures ahead.   In Term 4, our boys and girls can expect some awesome, yet challenging tasks. For example, the Shaduf Project, traveling on the Red Bus Tour around Cape Town and learning about the history[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
A day in the life of a Chacma Baboon

A day in the life of a Chacma Baboon

The Grade 5’s have been diving deep into the research and knowledge about our infamous trouble-making primate: the Chacma Baboon that roams across the vast majority of the Cape Peninsula.       This research task has allowed for our children to expand their digital learning experience by using their iPads in assisting them with research and the gathering of relevant data, such as[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Digital, Grade 5, Primary
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