Grade 6

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
Junkmation Creations in Grade 6

Junkmation Creations in Grade 6

After watching The Legend of the Sky Kingdom, the Grade Sixes were motivated to search their homes for any junk that could be used to create their Junkmation characters. What better way to end off the day after celebrating their success as a grade at the GRIT Award’s Ceremony? Bags of unwanted items, glues, paints and tools were brought to[Read More…]

by November 30, 2016 Grade 6
Investigating the World of Food in Grade 6

Investigating the World of Food in Grade 6

One of our final themes for the Grade 6 year is Food Preservation and Nutrition. This is such a relevant theme for our students. They are facing their teenage years and, especially the girls, become so aware of what they are eating. We investigate food preservation and processing, the history of canning, the processing and preservation of the cassava plant,[Read More…]

by November 3, 2016 Grade 6
Grade Six Giving Back to the Community

Grade Six Giving Back to the Community

Life is a gift and to have our very basic needs met is an even greater gift. Our Grade Sixes discovered this at the end of last term when we visited Living Hope Centre for our Community Outreach. Throughout Term Three, hygiene products and biscuits were collected within the grade. Group points were a great motivation for the kids to[Read More…]

by October 20, 2016 Grade 6
Grade Six E-Colours Drive

Grade Six E-Colours Drive

This term, the Grade Six team placed a lot of emphasis on E-Colours and all that they entail. The E-Colours have been introduced into various lessons throughout the term which enabled the students to add to their already in-depth understanding of the E-Colours process. The Grade Sixes have made posters, performed in skits and written about their animal in Afrikaans.[Read More…]

by September 28, 2016 Grade 6, Uncategorized
Dreams for Tertiary Education Ignited in Grade 6

Dreams for Tertiary Education Ignited in Grade 6

A visit to the University of Stellenbosch most certainly opened the eyes of many of our Grade Sixes, igniting possibilities for their future. Marian Shera, principal of the Froebel Education Centre said, “Children are born to learn and it is essential to foster their curiosity instead of stifling it.” Dr Gillian Arendse most certainly planned an exciting day filled with[Read More…]

by September 14, 2016 Grade 6
3D Shape Magic in Grade Six

3D Shape Magic in Grade Six

Over the past two weeks we’ve covered 3D shapes in Mathematics. Our brand new apparatus has been hauled out of the cupboard for the teaching and learning of new concepts such as faces, vertices, edges and nets. Our students were curious and enjoyed handling the different shapes and discovering their properties. The differences between pyramids and prisms were discussed. Many interesting patterns were[Read More…]

by August 31, 2016 Grade 6
Rediscovering Fractions in Grade Six

Rediscovering Fractions in Grade Six

The question on the minds of many kids is, “Why do I need fractions anyway?”. Fractions are a very important part of Mathematics. Just think of how many times a day you have to assess a situation, divide up a workload, drive a car or even plan a meal. When you work, you have to be able to give clear,[Read More…]

by August 18, 2016 Grade 6
Urban and Rural Living – is One Better than the Other?

Urban and Rural Living – is One Better than the Other?

Learning about the differences between urban and rural living opened our children’s eyes. They realised that there is a difference between these ways of life and that one should not take things for granted. After deep and meaningful conversations, the Grade 6s came to the understanding that not everyone has easy access to whatever they want and need. They saw that not having running water[Read More…]

by August 3, 2016 Grade 6
67 Minutes is Not Enough in Grade 6

67 Minutes is Not Enough in Grade 6

Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that “it is in[Read More…]

by July 21, 2016 Grade 6