Grade 5

ANImazing Ignition!

ANImazing Ignition!

“Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.” – Norman McLaren Grade 5 Slabber were the first of the grade to wander over the mountain for an informative morning at Sunrise Productions. We were the very first group to get a sneak peek at an exciting new production and along with[Read More…]

by August 8, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5s tackle MAPWORK!

Grade 5s tackle MAPWORK!

A topographic map is similar to a physical map in that it shows different physical landscape features. They are different however because they use contour lines instead of colours to show changes in landscape.     The Grade 5s created their own 3D relief map of South Africa and these maps showed important rivers, mountains and places.      [Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Fun in the sun: hiking in our beautiful city.

Fun in the sun: hiking in our beautiful city.

The Grade 5 learners went on a hike at Constantia Neck:          While soaking up the sun and breathing in the fresh air, we could also apply what we have learned in Thematic Studies.         From afar we could see all the layers of sedimentary rock on Ou Kaapse Weg and it was so much fun[Read More…]

by June 7, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
A day of giving back at Bhongolethu

A day of giving back at Bhongolethu

Recently, the Grade 5’s ventured off to Bhongolethu Foundation with the intention of creating meaningful connections and friendships with the Pre-Primary and Primary school learners. The Grade 5’s had spent the prior weeks collecting toys, games, writing materials and any other educational supplies they could find to donate to the Bhonguletu Foundation. They were eager to share the love and[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
We Love Grandparents…(and cookies!)

We Love Grandparents…(and cookies!)

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” – Rudy Giuliani.    Last week, we had the privilege of welcoming our grandparents into our classes! After enjoying a lovely assembly performed by yours truly – the talented group of Sun Valley[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5 Geologists in the making!

Grade 5 Geologists in the making!

The Grade 5s were very excited to start this journey to becoming Geologists for a day.       It was with great excitement that they packed out their ingredients and got their instructions ready. Every measurement was taken with great accuracy and enthusiasm. They were to add sand and gravel in layers, while others in the group was stirred[Read More…]

by April 25, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Where does my surname come from?

Where does my surname come from?

Term 2 is off to a busy start for our grade 5s as they delve into the meaning behind their surnames and try to discover more about themselves and their families. As part of the Grade 5 English curriculum, the learners have been given the task of constructing a project that explores their personal heritage and they have all had a lot of[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work on Grade 5 Camp!

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work on Grade 5 Camp!

The Grade 5s excitement was palpable as they gathered early on Wednesday morning. They boarded the buses for Simonsberg Christian Camp with a bustle in the air and a spring in their step.  They were eagerly awaiting 3 days and 2 nights of non-stop, fun-filled adventure, team-building and excitement! The boys and girls wasted no time in immediately beginning the adventure upon[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Architects of South Africa’s future

Architects of South Africa’s future

At the end of January we covered a section on the influence of the Dutch on our History. The learners were asked to work together as a group and design a Dutch house with clear instructions given to them.           It was exciting to watch how they planned and worked as a team to come up[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Travelling back in time

Travelling back in time

The question on our minds this term is “where does my family come from originally?” We have discovered that our ancestors have come from all over the world; from Britain, Madagascar, Holland and all the way to France and many more in between. It’s been such an adventure working through our countries’ timeline and history. Thematics is all about making connections with[Read More…]

by January 31, 2019 Grade 5, Primary, Uncategorized