Grade 5

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
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