We had the privilege of visiting Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens this week. The children learnt all about the four main types of fynbos that we find in the Western Cape, they heard about the history of Kirstenbosch and about the rocks and soil that we find on and around Table Mountain. Walking across the Boomslang bridge was a highlight for most, and for a few it was an opportunity to conquer their fear of heights! And while we’re on the topic of “boom”, everyone had a chance to show off their tree-climbing skills. Of course there was also time for a picnic and rolling down the hill. As it was a very hot day, we were relieved to be able to cool off in the little river.
We all had a wonderful day in the outdoors, enjoyed spending time together as friends and gained a new appreciation for this beautiful spot in the world that we call home!
The last two days have been a busy and productive in the Rainbird class. There has been plenty of groupwork involved, which has involved sharing ideas, discussing and making decisions. Take a look at the photos to see what the children have been up to in the last 2 days.
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…
The Louries and Rainbirds went off to the Aquarium for a lovely day out. They learnt all about sharks. They even got to touch a little Shy Shark, which not all children were sure about. But what an amazing day out!