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Maths fun in the outdoors

Maths fun in the outdoors

The Grade One’s had great fun learning all about data handling this week. We collected items in the garden, counted them up and discussed who had the most or least. The groups then reported back to the class on their findings. A great learning experience!

by March 1, 2012 Grade 1
Speaker Reader

Speaker Reader

The first round of Speaker Reader took place in the classrooms this week.  Speaker Reader gives each child the opportunity to show off their speaking ability.  The Grades Fives were entertained with some hilarious poems, mostly about their teachers. The finalists from each class have been chosen.  From these finalists the Grade Five teachers will choose four children to go to the next round, where they will compete[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 Grade 5
Move to Improve

Move to Improve

Research has shown that for the brain to function at its peak performance, especially in the class, one needs to move…and often. We like to move by dance. After a lesson session, the learners get up and do movement to a song. The eagerness is evident, especially if they have been sitting for a while. A favourite is Singing in the[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 Grade 4

Digital Afrikaans Orals in Grade 7

The topic was “My gunstelling rolprent”. Our Grade 7’s were told that they could use any digital means to present their orals or the traditional method. We were very impressed with the enthusiasm and initiative that they used to present these orals. This generation finds it an absolute breeze to use the digital technology available to us. As teachers we[Read More…]

by February 27, 2012 Grade 7
Exploring our senses

Exploring our senses

The Grade Ones had great fun this week exploring their senses. A highlight was tasting different foods and deciding if they were sweet, salty, bitter or sour. There were lots of funny facial expressions!       

by February 24, 2012 Grade 1
Bird Feeder #1!

Bird Feeder #1!

A buzz of sawing, hammering and sandpapering in the Foundation Phase quad this past week meant only one thing …. THE GRADE TWO’S HAVE STARTED THEIR BIRDFEEDERS! What excitement there was as the girls designed and built their own bird feeders. They have inspired the other classes for next week and we are waiting in anticipation to see the other efforts! Watch this space….. To view more photo’s click[Read More…]

by February 24, 2012 Grade 2
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
Dunes, Bows & Arrows…

Dunes, Bows & Arrows…

The Grade Fives headed off to the sand dunes in the cold wind and rain yesterday.  The learners had constructed bows and arrows as the San might have many years ago.  A competition was held to see who could shoot their arrows the furthest.  It was tough competition as many bows and arrows were made superbly.  Thank you to the[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Grade 5
A visit to the new Cape Town Science Centre

A visit to the new Cape Town Science Centre

A visit to the new Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) in Observatory is a must. Mr Tuohy, Ms Christie-Blick and two Grade 4 learners, Linda Cwayi and Sinazo Zelanga were invited to attend the opening launch of the CTSC. What an experience. As you entered the centre, you were immediately struck by the amount of interactive activities one could do  – [Read More…]

by February 22, 2012 Grade 4
Vintage Valentine Funscapes.

Vintage Valentine Funscapes.

Safiya Mia reports: On Monday the 13th February, we went to Kirstenbosch. I got there in my dads car. When we arrived, we took a walk through the entrance to the stage area. First we all settled down on a picnic blanket and started to play and eat. I sat next to Imaan and Isabella. I ran down the hill[Read More…]

by February 21, 2012 Grade 3