Grade 6

Doing Scientific Experiments in Afrikaans

Doing Scientific Experiments in Afrikaans

Our Grade Six learners are being extended in their Afrikaans skills this year. We’ve started off this term with growing bean plants in class. This involves three different experiments, looking at the need for light, water and nutrition for good plant growth. The learners are required to observe their plants daily and record their observations in Afrikaans. At the end[Read More…]

by July 26, 2012 Grade 6
Grade 6 Hit the Street for 67 Minutes.

Grade 6 Hit the Street for 67 Minutes.

On Wednesday, 18 July the Gr 6’s prepared for their sixty seven minutes of service on Mandela day. After lining up in the quad, we set off down Sunnydale Road armed with surgical gloves and black bags. The litter collected included items such as cans, plastic bags, newspapers, cigarette butts, chip packets and other miscellaneous items.  The Gr 6’s attacked this[Read More…]

by July 18, 2012 Grade 6
Winter warmers ready to go

Winter warmers ready to go

The Grade Sixes have been collecting winter warmers for about 2 weeks. Generous donations have poured in and the children have excitedly sorted the different contributions. Children wrote a thoughtful message in their handmade card and they had fun packaging the goodies. The bags contain tea or coffee, biscuits, long life milk, soup and two minute noodles. The classes have[Read More…]

by June 22, 2012 Grade 6
The Importance of Daily Reading

The Importance of Daily Reading

Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. The enjoyment of reading encourages a greater understanding of the content. Greater understanding leads to discovering inferred meaning. If children begin to read for enjoyment every day, they gain confidence to use their Reading Skills to discover new worlds. Reading can be used as an escape, for relaxation and to stretch the[Read More…]

by June 21, 2012 Grade 6
Winter warmers for the elderly

Winter warmers for the elderly

With winter in full swing there are many elderly people in need of a little warmth and cheer. We’ve decided that this term we will be collecting winter warmers to be distributed to those in need. The gifts will include soup, noodles, hot drinks, biscuits and other treats. Each gift will include a hand made card with best wishes from[Read More…]

by June 7, 2012 Grade 6
A  Rubbish Assembly

A Rubbish Assembly

After an exhausting assessment week, we found ourselves facing the challenge of presenting an Assembly. The learners enjoyed the change of focus and came to the party. The speakers assembled in the library to perfect their parts. The group practices ran smoothly and the children caught on fast. Our topic for was waste and more particularly plastic waste. The learners[Read More…]

by May 31, 2012 Grade 6
Grade Sixes Rock in the Afrikaans Eisteddfod

Grade Sixes Rock in the Afrikaans Eisteddfod

The Afrikaans Eisteddfod is an opportunity for our learners to be exposed to and perform in their second, and for some, in their third language. The learners are given a choice of Afrikaans poems and they are required to learn the words off by heart. At school they are guided with the pronunciation of words, expression and tone of voice[Read More…]

by May 24, 2012 Grade 6
MAD COW on the MOOOOOOve

MAD COW on the MOOOOOOve

Recently the MAD COW moved into Grade Six. The learners were beside themselves with excitement as each of them were handed a laptop. The lesson for the day was on Discrimination and learners could be seen showing off their googling skills. The teachers were surprised by how attentive the learners were while working in a digital format. The learners searched[Read More…]

by May 17, 2012 Grade 6
Newspaper Olympics

Newspaper Olympics

Newspaper Olympics was the theme of the Grade 6 Night Life on Friday the 4th May. The evening was well attended with eighty learners excitedly filling the hall. The Grade 6’s were split into groups of ten and countries such as Greece, Spain, Jamaica and Germany were chosen as the team names. The first event was the Olympic parade. The[Read More…]

by May 10, 2012 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