Grade 6

Grade Six Scientists in the making

Grade Six Scientists in the making

Great excitement filled our Grade Six classrooms last week when it was announced that we were hosting the Science Expo to the rest of the Intermediate Phase in the hall. iPads were taken out immediately and the research for the perfect experiment started. Group discussions took place as decisions had to be made on which experiment to do. Could they[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Grade Six tackling the topic of bullying

Grade Six tackling the topic of bullying

Bullying is a very relevant theme that has been tackled in the Grade Six curriculum recently. This created some very interesting discussion times as the kids can easily relate to the subject matter. To answer the essential question of why people bully and how we can help them, we have looked at how to recognise problems and find workable solutions[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
ACIDS and BASES… oh MY!

ACIDS and BASES… oh MY!

Continuing with our Natural Science lessons, the Grade 6’s delved deeper into understanding Acids and Bases. They learnt what makes a liquid an acid or a base and focused on the pH Scale, as well as looking at how levels on the pH scale differentiate between acid, bases and neutrals. Once they understood what an indictor was and what colours[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
SMELL vs. TASTE in Grade 6

SMELL vs. TASTE in Grade 6

Delicious, yummy, what is this? , can I spit it out?, delectable, disgusting…these were some of the exclamations heard from the Grade 6’s in their latest Natural Sciences lesson. As an introduction to Acids and Bases, the Grade 6’s are looking at how smell and taste are linked together. Each co-operative group were given jellybeans, pieces of potato and apple.[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
GOOGLE MAPS in Grade 6!

GOOGLE MAPS in Grade 6!

Have you ever wondered how you can Google an address and get a street view of it? Google Maps is used all over the world. When you want to know where something is or how to get somewhere you use this service on your computer or phone. The Gr 6’s are busy investigating how this application works through its use[Read More…]

by April 20, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Making INVESTMENTS on CAMP

Making INVESTMENTS on CAMP

The 2 days before the Gr 6 camp was filled with much anticipation for their outdoor experience at Mizpah Campsite close to Grabouw. And what an experience it was. At arrival a visit to the Eskom Palmiet Visitors Center was enjoyed by all. We listened to an informative talk about the plant and the campers were able to identify dams[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Technology makes teaching FUN!

Technology makes teaching FUN!

Our Grade Sixes at Sun Valley Group of Schools have ‘Passion and Grit’, in all aspects of the learning process. We having so much fun ensuring that the use of technology has been incorporated into our curriculum. Our Interactive teaching Applications help the children see the functionality of the tools like the use of a protractor and compass, during Mathematics,[Read More…]

by March 9, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
PRACTICAL Lessons in Grade 6

PRACTICAL Lessons in Grade 6

In Grade Six we believe that practical learning is the best type of learning that can take place. Play is ultimately our brain’s favorite way of learning. To understand how to move from passive to active learning, it is important to understand the four primary learning styles: visual, auditory, read-write, and kinesthetic. People learn using a variety of these methods, but[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Grade 6: Creating EXCITEMENT in MATHS

Grade 6: Creating EXCITEMENT in MATHS

One of the hardest things with teaching Mathematics is to get the learners to believe that it can be fun. Maths is all around us, in our everyday lives, and to ignite a passion and create inquiring minds can be a challenge at times. Exposing our Grade 6 Einsteins this week to fun activities like Maths 24, Rummy Cards, Math songs[Read More…]

by February 9, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Grade 6: HOME away from HOME

Grade 6: HOME away from HOME

It was with great excitement and anticipation that the teachers welcomed their new Grade Six classes. Much effort went into preparing their classrooms and passages and they were each ready to make their own space HOME to 31 new faces. Over the past two weeks the kids have gotten to know each other, their teachers and their new environment better, as[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 Curriculum, Grade 6, Primary