Grade 6

Science Expo  Enthusiasts

Science Expo Enthusiasts

The Science Expo of last week was the perfect oppertunity to introduce our Gr 6 Learners to Science vocabulary. This naturally had to be followed by performing some experiments in the classroom in order for them to understand the words in context. The learners showed great excitement and they had to be reminded that self-control in a science lab was[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 Grade 6
Funscapes making sand shapes

Funscapes making sand shapes

The Grade Sixes enjoyed a lovely and sunny morning at Fish Hoek Beach last week. Starting off with a bit of free time, our learners enjoyed running and playing on the beach, standing in the shallow waters chatting to friends and screaming with laughter as they seesawed at the play park. They then divided up into their camp teams, putting[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade 6
Gr 6 Camp

Gr 6 Camp

  Last week the Grade 6’s embarked on a three day camp at Mizpah campsite just outside of Grabouw. Our first stop was a visit to the Eskom Power Plant. Here the pupils learnt more about how electricity can be made. The pupils were shown a short dvd and Liesl, our hostess, was very informative. Next we arrived at the[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Grade 6

The Conflict Theme continues

Continuing with our conflict theme for the term, the Gr 6’s were given the task of watching or reading the news for a couple of weeks.  Discussions on the causes of conflict in Africa were very interesting. After collecting information and drawing up mind maps, we gathered in the hall where Mrs Williams led a detailed lesson on how to[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Grade 6
Creativity using Electricity

Creativity using Electricity

The Grade Six students showed their creative skills in building a functional electrical circuit using a light bulb, switch,  1.5 – 12  volt battery and flexi wire. The ideas and creativity that emerged from this exercise were remarkable. They created a variety of items, from Light Houses to garden displays, even sports arenas. We were amazed at their hard work[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Grade 6
Mathematic Maniac

Mathematic Maniac

With much to be covered in a year, Maths took off with a flying start from almost the first day of the term.  Most of the lessons up to this point have been based on our trusty ‘Just Maths’ textbook.  We have covered many topics up to this point such as: calculations with large numbers, factors, prime numbers, investigating the[Read More…]

by March 5, 2012 Grade 6
Gr 6 Assembly – Dealing with conflict and anger

Gr 6 Assembly – Dealing with conflict and anger

Dealing with conflict and anger is part of our daily lives.  As this the basis of our theme for the year, we thought it would be important to deal with it in our Grade 6 Assembly.  This engaged each learner in a creative way in learning a vital life lesson.  Our Gr 6 learners have blown us away with their commitment and[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Grade 6
Valentine’s Hike

Valentine’s Hike

The Grade 6’s were greeted by a beautiful day for their hike up to Elephant’s Eye.  Excitement was high as they knew they were going to spend some time in nature.  They eagerly started the walk up the mountain.  With the encouragement from teachers, parents and granddads, all managed the climb.  A good rest awaited them as they reached the[Read More…]

by February 20, 2012 Grade 6
Starting the year off well

Starting the year off well

The Grade 6’s have adapted well to their new grade.  They are thoroughly enjoying  their first setwork book, Tomas, and they often beg their teachers to read further.  They are also eagerly working on their first Assessment Task which is based on People at the Cape during the 18th Century.  This links up beautifully with Tomas, helping them to better understand[Read More…]

by February 8, 2012 Grade 6