Grade 6

Grade 6:  Animal Oral Attack

Grade 6: Animal Oral Attack

Koala Bears, platypusses, lions, parrots, snow leopards, artic foxes, sloths and many other interesting animals were showcased in the recent ‘animal’ oral. The children arrived with posters in arm as well as ‘key cards’ in some cases as they got ready to dazzle the class with their speaking skills and interesting information. The audience sat, rapt, as we learnt that:[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 Grade 6
Grade 6 visits Giraffe House

Grade 6 visits Giraffe House

What has a blue tongue? What has eight hairy little feet? What colour is our national bird? All these questions and many more were answered on Friday, 26 October during our outing to Giraffe House. It rained on the journey there and it rained on the journey home, but it did not rain during our visit. We were very grateful[Read More…]

by October 31, 2012 Grade 6
Orals – EEEEEK!

Orals – EEEEEK!

Many children are nervous about orals. However, orals are an exercise that allow the children to practice many different skills and are an important part of the curriculum. With this being said in preparing for an oral, to take away the ‘fear’: Go over the task/question thoroughly, plan time for each stage.  Choose a related topic to focus research. Find[Read More…]

by October 25, 2012 Grade 6
Skim-Reading, an important skill.

Skim-Reading, an important skill.

The Grade Sixes have covered a number of different genres of text this year and the teachers have been trying to teach them advanced reading and interpreting skills. A skill that we have focused on lately is the skill of skim-reading. Skim-reading is the art of reading a text quickly in order to pick up the main points and themes.[Read More…]

by October 18, 2012 Grade 6
African Masks

African Masks

At the end of last term, the Grade Sixes were required to complete a research project on an African Mask. Once they had completed their research, they set out to collate their information for the written part of the assignment and began making their paper maché masks. They practised skills like: collecting information, skim reading for relevant information, summarizing in[Read More…]

by October 15, 2012 Grade 6
Mathematics in the 21st Century

Mathematics in the 21st Century

It has taken a lot of blood and sweat from teachers and learners to prepare for this year’s Annual National Assessments. It made me think of how less complicated Mathematics was in my school days. It most certainly was not seen as a study subject. You either understood it, or you did not! The Mathematics curriculum has changed drastically over[Read More…]

by September 27, 2012 Grade 6
Maths and 3D shapes

Maths and 3D shapes

Grade Sixes have learnt about 3 Dimensional shapes in Maths. As a fun exercise they set out to create all kinds of 3D shapes using jellytots and toothpicks. The learners did not only make the regular 3 dimensional shapes, but enjoyed creating bridges, skyscrapers and funky deltahedrons and tetrahedrons. At the end the creations were destroyed and the children enjoyed[Read More…]

by September 17, 2012 Grade 6
Mzansi Market Day

Mzansi Market Day

On Saturday, 1 September, a number of our Grade Six pupils took part in the Mzansi Market Day at Canal Walk. There was a buzz of excitement as children form different schools in the Western Cape, set up their stalls near the food court area. The Pupils were required to make items that were made out of re-cycled materials. They[Read More…]

by September 6, 2012 Grade 6
Grade Six Descriptive Writing

Grade Six Descriptive Writing

    Teddybears, rugbyballs, cricket gloves and many other precious items were brought to school in anticipation of the latest writing task. The learners were taught how to write a descriptive essay and with their objects as the theme, they eagerly began. The teachers could not believe how absorbed the children became and were very impressed with the results. Here[Read More…]

by August 30, 2012 Grade 6
Grade Six Ignition Outing

Grade Six Ignition Outing

The Grade Sixes visited CPUT, Belville, for their Ignition outing last week. This was a pleasant experience where our learners were exposed to a tertiary education institute. We have visited three different departments: horticulture, food technology and Science. The visit to the science lab was a highlight to all, as the learners could perform four experiments themselves. The outing was[Read More…]

by August 23, 2012 Grade 6