Grade 5

Getting Creative in Grade 5

Getting Creative in Grade 5

This past week in Grade 5, we have been comparing Cape Town to Cairo. We discovered the amazing Egyptian shaduf. The pupils learned that not all water comes from taps, and that in Cairo they used the shaduf to draw water from the Nile River. ‘Oh cool‘, ‘Wow‘, ‘That’s so awesome‘, could be heard around the classes when they watched[Read More…]

by August 31, 2016 Grade 5
Rocking the Movement in Grade 5

Rocking the Movement in Grade 5

It is here, the moment our young “stars” have been waiting for so eagerly. Our talented children make yet another stage appearance, this time for Sun Valley’s very own Rock Toyz production. Each Grade 5 class has been given the opportunity to choreograph and perform a dance to a prescribed song in the show. The young, up and coming Broadway performers, have[Read More…]

by August 18, 2016 Grade 5
Grade 5 Learns the Meaning of ‘Paying It Forward’

Grade 5 Learns the Meaning of ‘Paying It Forward’

On Thursday, 28 July, the Grade 5s set off to visit the Bhongolethu Foundation and drop off the educational toys which they have been collecting since Term Two. Our Grade 5s were greeted by 50 energetic, young children sprinting towards them with huge smiles and open arms. It was truly amazing to witness the instant connections that were made..            [Read More…]

by August 1, 2016 Grade 5
Adapting our 67 Minutes into a Lifestyle in Grade 5

Adapting our 67 Minutes into a Lifestyle in Grade 5

Last term our Grade 5s visited the City Farm in Oranjezicht. Their eyes were opened to a new lifestyle, one where growing your own vegetables can be done right at home, regardless of the size or area. The Grade 5s loved the idea of a healthier, less expensive lifestyle and were excited to get to take their seedlings home to show their[Read More…]

by July 21, 2016 Grade 5
From the Class to the Farm

From the Class to the Farm

Last week the Grade 5s were given an opportunity to become farmers for the day. We went to visit Oranjezicht City farm and had a hand on experience of what it is like to live in the city, but still able to run a farm. Some pupils were hesitant to try the FRESH veggies, fruit and even leaves, while others[Read More…]

by June 17, 2016 Grade 5
Balancing My Priorities!

Balancing My Priorities!

As the term winds down, the Grade 5s are faced with their second set of Assessments for the year.        We have discovered that the balance between hard work and play are key components in the lead up to Assessment Week. The emphasis on set time allocations for task/exam completion encourages our children to learn how to prioritise. When we[Read More…]

by June 1, 2016 Grade 5
A Night Full of Life

A Night Full of Life

On Friday, 13 May, our children experienced their first Grade 5 Night Life. They arrived anxious to see why they had to come to school full of energy and dressed in comfortable clothes. Justin Bieber, Sia, Taylor Swift and One Direction were just a few of the celebrities that made an appearance last Friday night. However, not even these trained performers[Read More…]

by May 19, 2016 Grade 5
The Grade 5s Explore E-Colours

The Grade 5s Explore E-Colours

The Grade 5 students rediscovered their E-Colours… Excitement was high when they got into their E-Colour groups with their fellow classmates. Within their groups they discussed their ‘tendencies’ and ‘potential limiters’.    Creativity ran wild when they were making their E-Colour identity cards, which displayed their E-Colours and animal. These will be stuck onto their desks to serve as a reminder of[Read More…]

by May 7, 2016 Grade 5
Grade 5s Make Amazing Discoveries About Their Surnames

Grade 5s Make Amazing Discoveries About Their Surnames

Over the last few weeks there has been a buzz in Grade 5 with regards to surnames. Many pupils have tried to prove that their family is the best. They have made personal discoveries about their families that they may or may not have known before this project. Amazing stories have been told, such as family members fighting in the[Read More…]

by April 20, 2016 Grade 5
Grade 5 Camp Craziness

Grade 5 Camp Craziness

On the 9th of March our little troopers set out to survive their first three days away from home in the wild. The excitement was unbearable as we buckled up and departed. Met by our enthusiastic facilitators, the groups were challenged to some ice-breakers. “Stop” was the most entertaining and talked about game for the day. Once divided into groups, facilitators[Read More…]

by April 7, 2016 Grade 5