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!
Last week- on Friday, the 06th of February, the Grade 5’s embarked on their annual outing to the beach. As expected, the trip there was met with excited chitter-chatter. Upon arrival we set up our spots, and as soon as their feet hit the ground, they were in the water.
The children had immense fun swimming, laying in the sun and playing on the beach sand. Some highlights include their trip to the rock pools where they could explore the lifeforms within them. Another would be when the iconic ring of the ice cream man’s bell could be heard in the distance- I don’t think the ice cream man realized what hit him because as soon as he stopped, he was out of stock and ran to fetch more!
We had such a lovely day where we, as the Grade 5 team, had the opportunity to swim, relax and get to know our children better in a more informal and fun way! We look forward to the year ahead!
Seaweed has many functions
Refreshing water on a hot day
Cooling down on a hot day
This is the life
On top of the world
Relaxed and happy
This beats being in class
Having a break and warming up
Fun day out
fun on the jungle gym
One place all boys like to be.
Warming up and tanning
Grade 5 has got off to a good start. Lots has been happening in the first week and a half of the year. From getting to know our teachers, treasure hunts, being sprayed in the heat to our annual Beach outing. What a wonderful day we had today for all to bond and get to know each other a little better. The weather was just right, the teachers and parents relaxed, the waves were a perfect size to have fun in and time spent out of the class amongst friends….what could be better?