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
Science Wonders in Grade 6

Science Wonders in Grade 6

4 highly motivated Grade 6 teachers. Check. 2 fantastic facilitators and 1 awesome TAP mom. Double Check. 134 rambunctious, vivacious Grade 6 students, each with their own metier and animus. Priceless. An outing to the Science Centre is always something to look forward to and this trip was no exception. The Centre now stands proudly in its own space, a building recently recognised as[Read More…]

by June 17, 2016 Grade 6
Oral Surprise in Grade 6

Oral Surprise in Grade 6

With our No-Homework policy, preparing orals, especially in a second language, initially seemed like an impossible task. We were wrong. The task itself just took a little bit longer than merely handing out a topic and giving the kids a few days to prepare before delivering it to the class. This time round they worked in pairs or groups. They were[Read More…]

by June 1, 2016 Grade 6
Grade Six – Cartoonists in the Making

Grade Six – Cartoonists in the Making

Who does not enjoy reading a comic every now and again? Needless to say there was great excitement when narrative techniques used in comics were explored during an English lesson last week. Basic parts of a comic have been investigated such as frames, characters, speech and thought bubbles, punch lines as well as captions. Examples reflected on the white board were[Read More…]

by May 19, 2016 Grade 6
Grade Six Investigates Bullying

Grade Six Investigates Bullying

In recent weeks the Grade Sixes have been focusing on bullying as part of Thematic Studies. In so doing we have been investigating the different types of bullying with the main focus being on Cyberbullying, as this is so relevant in this day and age. Using a C.A.R.E circle format, interesting discussions around the use of social media and messaging[Read More…]

by May 5, 2016 Grade 6
Grade 6 Outdoor Education in the Sun

Grade 6 Outdoor Education in the Sun

The Grade 6s were blessed with beautiful weather for their three day camp at Mizpah campsite last week. It was a fun-filled and adventurous few days where new friendships were formed and leadership skills were developed. Some of these campers had to face fears and, with much encouragement from their teachers and peers, managed to overcome these – sleeping away[Read More…]

by April 20, 2016 Grade 6
Grade 6 & 7 Robotics Excitement

Grade 6 & 7 Robotics Excitement

We have continued with our Robotics curriculum in Grade 6 and 7 this year and what a fantastic experience it has been so far. Excited Grade 6s and 7s have had fantastic exposure to how digital devices are programmed and how developers use them to achieve everyday tasks. The type of activities we’ve done with them have ranged from the[Read More…]

by April 18, 2016 Digital, Grade 6, Grade 7
Science Fun in Grade Six

Science Fun in Grade Six

Discovering new things is what makes learning exciting. With our new theme in Grade Six on acids, bases and neutrals we have young and eager scientists in the making. Delicious, delectable, yummy, stale, awful, bland… these words describe how food tastes. Learning that our sense of smell affects our sense of taste most certainly was a practical experience in class[Read More…]

by April 10, 2016 Grade 6