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
A Trip Around the World

A Trip Around the World

A trip around the world in one day? One would think this impossible, but our passionate Grade 5 superstars made it a possibility. On Tuesday the Grade 5s spoiled their teachers and classmates by participating in an “innings” on the field. A few weeks ago, in their co-operative groups, the Grade 5s were given different communities to research. These included[Read More…]

by March 9, 2016 Grade 5
Grade 5s Acknowledge Their Favourite Work!

Grade 5s Acknowledge Their Favourite Work!

Our GRITTY Grade 5s have shown perseverance during this jam-packed term. They started off the year with a BANG getting to know their new teachers and peers, learning new concepts and setting short and long term goals. These goals are an essential part of their everyday work.    Adam Sauders: “I chose the Discovery of Fire listening story, because I found the content[Read More…]

by February 24, 2016 Grade 5
Grade Fives Become Architects

Grade Fives Become Architects

Have you ever built a house? Well, in Grade 5, we can proudly answer YES! In Thematic Studies we have been learning about the First Explorers to the Cape. We discovered all about the Cape Dutch style houses. Once the Grade 5s were told that they were going to be building their own models of the Cape Dutch house, there[Read More…]

by February 13, 2016 Grade 5
Gritty Greetings from Grade Five

Gritty Greetings from Grade Five

With passion and perseverance as sub-headings to our GRIT theme, our Grade 5s are off to a flying start.       The Grade 5 learners were encouraged to ‘dig deep’, to find out what they want to achieve and how they are going to achieve these short and long term goals. The Grade 5 educators, along with their parents, are determined to assist each[Read More…]

by January 27, 2016 Grade 5