Grade 5

Water

Water

We all know water. It’s something you drink when you are thirsty. But do you really know water?  Do you know how important it is to people, animals and plants for survival? Do you know how the water cycle works? Which chemical components make up water? Can you explain the following terms; condensation, transpiration, photosynthesis, precipitation? How much of the earth[Read More…]

by August 2, 2012 Grade 5
Making clothing from recycled materials

Making clothing from recycled materials

For the Technological Process, the Grade 5 learners had to come up with ideas on making clothing from recycled materials. The teachers were bowled over with all the creative ideas.  Children used plastic bags, old cardboard boxes, polystyrene trays, off cuts of old material, sellotape, duck-tape and staples. The children showed off their sowing skills by using elastic bands, pritt[Read More…]

by July 26, 2012 Grade 5
Happy Birthday Madiba

Happy Birthday Madiba

Happy Birthday Madiba! As part of the Grade Five contribution towards giving of time for 67 minutes, we decided to clear the dunes surrounding our school of alien vegetation. After a brief but very important lesson of what not to pull out, we headed out the school gates.  The children were very eager to get started.  Although we hardly made[Read More…]

by July 18, 2012 Grade 5
Sandwich and Cape Point Projects

Sandwich and Cape Point Projects

Our projects have come to an end and they were very successful. The teachers watched in awe as very creative sandwiches were presented to them. Some created conventional sandwiches using cheese, tomato and ham which were turned into spaceships or cars and spiders. Others used ingredients such as jelly tots, ice-cream, tic-tacs, apple pie, smarties, slabs of chocolate and whipped[Read More…]

by June 20, 2012 Grade 5
Outing to Constantia Museum School

Outing to Constantia Museum School

The Grade Fives enjoyed a day at the Constantia Museum School. As part of our tourism theme, we visited one of the 6 main tourist attractions in Cape Town. The learners were given a history lesson about Groot Constantia which was very interesting. They were taught about the very old Cape Dutch houses and the reason they were built the[Read More…]

by June 13, 2012 Grade 5
Technology Lessons

Technology Lessons

Grade Five Technology Lessons are underway and loads of learning is happening in the classrooms with a difference. In the next week all the Grade Five classes would have completed their first technology lesson. As from next term each class will have a technology lesson every two weeks. For our first lesson, the learners used i-pads. They went on google[Read More…]

by June 7, 2012 Grade 5
Cape Point Project

Cape Point Project

Congratulations to all our Grade 5 learners for getting through Assessment Week. This week we are launching The Cape Point Project. Learners can choose ANY aspect of Cape Point and find information on their choice.  Examples of choices can include: baboons, fynbos, Cape Point as a tourist attraction, shipwrecks, outlook points.  The choices are endless and it is up to you[Read More…]

by May 30, 2012 Grade 5
Assessment Week almost over.

Assessment Week almost over.

Assessment Week is almost over and soon you can relax! Thank you for all the effort and hard work you have put in to the preparation of the Assessments.  It has made marking of the Assessments a breeze for the teachers. If you followed the timetable you would have noticed that you were well prepared for the Assessments. Three down[Read More…]

by May 23, 2012 Grade 5
Assessment Time

Assessment Time

Assessment Time has arrived. Here are a few tips on how to survive this tough time. Remember to have a good night’s rest. Eat a healthy and hearty breakfast. Study hard and stick to the timetable. Remember that the teachers are not out to get you. This is a time for you to shine and prove yourself. Stay focused and[Read More…]

by May 16, 2012 Grade 5
Night Life Rocks

Night Life Rocks

Night Life finally arrived and the Grade Five’s could not contain their excitement for one more moment. Mr Webster had transformed his classroom into a light flashing, bubble popping, disco rocking, dance floor. For those learners who needed some fresh air and a bit of peace and quiet, another classroom was home to games and a movie.  The teachers were[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Grade 5