The last week or two in Grade 5 has often required children to work in pairs or groups, flexing and stretching their collaborative skills.
Afrikaans orals involved working in pairs to plan the script of a conversation about the holidays, using a variety of question words to evoke appropriate answers. English language games in small groups got the children to brainstorm vocabulary and synonyms linked to verbs.
Measuring their partners and then drawing each other to scale, 10 times smaller in their SS Books, was also great fun.
Reading each others’ blogposts and posting positive and polite comments was another way to encourage constructive interaction and the sharing of ideas. Please be sure to read your child’s blog and to also add your encouraging comment!
On a larger scale, during Drama, the Grade 5 classes have been practicing synchronised movement in time to music, which has been beautiful to watch!
On Wednesday we begin our ILT where group work is integral to successful learning and presentation of the finished product.