The Grade 5’s have been learning about seed dispersal in their Natural Science classes. They were asked to bring various fruits to school, so that we could explore the inner part of the fruit and to see what different forms of seeds there are. We also discussed the benefits of having our own vegetables and fruits growing in our own back garden.
The children also performed their San, Khoi and African Farmer plays after preparing them at school. They had the most fun collecting all the props for the plays.
Each group was creative in their own way and it was interesting to see how each one approached the task differently.Although all the children do not enjoy doing groups work, it certainly allows for them to develop certain skils which are essential in their futures.
During their integrated learning task they also came up with an Afrikaans camp song which had to relate to the San, Khoi or African farmers. This was also performed during their plays.
We also showed the children various video clips on informal settlements in South Africa. Discussion was had around the topic and the children then had to write a creative writing piece relating to this. It certainly was a week of exploring, learning and one where their emotional sides were broadened.