Primary

Mathematic Maniac

Mathematic Maniac

With much to be covered in a year, Maths took off with a flying start from almost the first day of the term.  Most of the lessons up to this point have been based on our trusty ‘Just Maths’ textbook.  We have covered many topics up to this point such as: calculations with large numbers, factors, prime numbers, investigating the[Read More…]

by March 5, 2012 Grade 6
Speaker Reader finalists

Speaker Reader finalists

We have been very busy speaking and reading in Grade 7. It is so interesting listening to the choice of material that the students decide upon. Each teacher listens to their class and nominates the top four. We then sit as a grade and listen to the 16 semi-finalists, four Grade 7’s made it to the finals on Wednesday, 7[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Grade 7
Splendid Speaker/Reader

Splendid Speaker/Reader

What a great performance all of the Grade Three’s presented for their teachers. During the week we held our semi-finals. The finalists for our grade are Theo Cothill, Hannah Boyd, Safiya Mia and Anja Engelbrecht. Please join us on Wednesday the 7th March for the Foundation Phase Finals in the hall at 12:00. Our Grade Three’s are going to steal[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Grade 3
Penguin / Butterfly Assembly

Penguin / Butterfly Assembly

The Grade Two children were SUPER excited for their assembly! There were beautiful butterflies fluttering about and cute penguins waddling around! Our assembly helped us realise that just like these creatures have a plan for their life, there is a plan for our lives. We left with a sense of how special each child really is. I’m sure the Moms[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Grade 2
Bird Feeder #2

Bird Feeder #2

The time had finally come! The Grade Two’s came to school armed with half the contents of Dad’s garage! What a busy and exhausting day it was but it was all worth it! The birdfeeders were both original and beautiful! We are sure to have many visiting birds in our lapa enjoying the “bird hotels”!!! To view more photo’s click[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Grade 2
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