Drum Rolllllllllll…….. AND …… reports are done!!!! It has been an intense few weeks both for our pupils and the teachers. It is incredible to see hard work pay off and progression being shown in various learning areas. Classes have been abuzz with assessments, cycle tests and individual assessing of a wide range of skills based activities and outcomes. In between all the hard work we always find time to explore new subjects, have pertinent discussions and debates and fit in a fun outing here and there.
The children have enjoyed growing beans in class as part of their exploration of a lifecycle of a plant. The children took pictures of their growing beans on a regular basis and then created a Keynote presentation to present their findings. The wonders of nature were certainly saluted by the children. Other iPad tasks included inserting graphs into numbers, the use of numerous Apps during a deeper learning task and creating a slide to present their powerful verb creative writing pieces. The children bring so much insight to all these tasks and some children thrive on sharing their knowledge with others. The chitter chatter centred around iPad tasks is entertaining. The children have spent this past week playing around on Puppet pals in preparation for a Afrikaans task next week.
We all enjoyed a fabulous outing to Butterfly World last week. The children engaged well during a lesson given by one of their facilitators and they were thrilled to have some interesting creatures included in the presentation. After plenty of ‘touchies and feelies’ we were fortunate to roam around in the humid environment amongst the birds, butterflies and rather large bats. It is wonderful to see certain children relate so well to animals and a variety of creatures. I think some of the pictures will reflect a better story. It was admirable to see the children engage so beautifully with a large group of Grade two students who happened to also be visiting Butterfly World. These life experiences add so much to the development of a child on all levels.The day ended off with an exciting Interhouse hockey afternoon. It was tremendous to see so many children taking part.
We look forward to a great last few weeks of school before heading off to enjoy a pleasurable holiday period.