Monthly Archives: October 2014
What a lovely day enjoyed by all the Grade 5 children. Today included a bit of learning, teaching, explaining, showing, sharing, smiling, talking and so much more. The Grade 5’s definitely made a huge impression on teachers, parents and peers alike with regard to the standard of their experiments, their professional and confident way they conducted themselves. There was a bit za in the air and an exciting atmosphere. They sure can be proud of their efforts because I am! Take a look at the variety of experiments that were on offer today!
The Grade 5’s have had a full week of a variety of experiences. An SS task kept them busy designing a pamphlet on their iPads to share information about TB. We experimented with candles, flames and glass jars to see how a flame needs oxygen in order to burn. The teachers were also impressed with how well prepared the children were to tackle the creating of their Science Expo posters yesterday. Thanks to all parents for their input so far. Afrikaans was also alive in the classes as the children came up with an idea for their unique cool drink. More to follow on this topic in the weeks ahead.
There is a real buzz in the Grade 5 classes as we are very busy preparing our posters for the Science Expo next week. It has wonderful seeing some of the children coming alive with this project which is definitely speaking to the Scientist in them. Please join us on Tuesday morning as they demonstrate and explain their experiments!
The children enjoyed a day filled with the richness of history in our Mother City. Mr Preston did a superb job of teaching us about the diverse history that is hidden in the streets of Cape Town. From historical buildings and architecture to historical trees in the gardens there certainly was a vast amount of information to absorb and enjoy. Burger King was the perfect ending to our tour, which is bound to be a highlight of the trip!