The children investigated different soil types. They physically got hands on touching and looking at the various soils. They came up with good ideas deciding which of the 3 soil types were best for plants to grow in.
One of the basics we have to get under the belt is vraagwoorde in Afrikaans. One of the ways we try to get the children acquainted with these words and practice their translations is through the memory game.
We practiced our Mental Maths skills by playing the Checkerboard game. A good way to refresh the rusty minds before tackling more complex calculations.
We have a class challenge for the term which is to complete a puzzle of the world to round off our SS theme. It is a great temptation to anyone walking past the table or something to do when they have finished work. Let’s see how long it takes to complete.
Take a look at some snapshots from our week.
This week we have enjoyed learning while playing games and practical investigation.
We played the memory game in our Afrikaans period to help learn the meaning and translation of our vraagwoorde.
During Maths our adding and subtracting skills were tested with The Checkerboard Race game. It was a race to the end with the highest scores. A white board came in handy for the working out our calculations.
NS had us investigating different types of soil. It was interesting seeing the different types of soil we have in our gardens at home. Then we got to start some research and discover what soil creatures live in the soil in Africa apart from the common critters. Our iPads came in handy for this task.
When the heat got too much for us what better than to take a cool off swim in the pool with friends.
What better way to end off the week with Friendship day dressed in our red, white and pink.
Take a look at the variety of activities we participated in over the week…
Hierdie week het die Graad 5-kinders sinne met Vraagwoorde gebruik. Hulle het ‘n kaartspeletjie in groepe gespeel om hulle te help om die Vraagwoorde vas te lê. Die kompetisie onder mekaar was opwindend!
Creating alphabet games !!!
Die kinders het vandag geoefen hoe om mekaar in Afrikaans te groet en hoe om hulleself bekend te stel. Hulle het daarna ‘n speletjie gespeel met flitskaarte oor al die woordeskat wat hulle geleer het. Hulle moes saam met hulle maats werk om groepies woorde in alfabetiese volgorde te rangskik. Afrikaans is altyd pret as ons speletjies kan speel!
Ons ken die alfabet in Afrikaans – A, B, C, D…
Watter woord kom volgende?