Dear Grade 6 Parents
As we end off a successful Grade 6 year, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of you for your support and encouragement towards your children and us as teachers.
The year has ended with a successful Celebratory Assembly and a fun-filled Grade 6 Farewell party! the year has been a good one!
We bid farewell to you and wish you all the best in 2017 as the children head off to Grade 7 to face new exciting adventures.
We wish you all a very restful holiday, a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year ahead.
The Grade 6 Team
In the spirit of the fun and celebration of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Elkanah House Senior Primary held our very own Loony Lympics. This was an amazing effort by Mr Sandmann, Mrs Louw and the Class Rep moms.
Each class was given a country to represent and then the games began! It all started with the costume dash, a lively event where parents helped come up with incredible costumes for their “country” to wear.
This was quickly followed by the decor sprints, where much enthusiasm was put into transforming everyday classrooms into an international destination, draped with flags and paraphernalia from their new country.
These two warm-up events lead up to the big day, where countries clashed against each other on the school fields, with flags and war cries in hand. There were many wild and crazy events planned around the field and these were done with great enthusiasm and more than a little bit of silliness.
Unfortunately the weather did not play along and after a downpour substantial enough to turn all of our events into what looked like synchronized swimming events, we had a to call it a day.
But what little time we had was really fun and we are hoping to be able to give this a bash again later in the year. Well done to all who participated and especially to our helpful parents.
All that I have left to say is watch out world, Great Britain is coming to take the Gold!
During Technology and Art this term, the Grade 6 pupils attempted their first ever integrated blog-based project!
All instructions and directions were given by the teachers via a blog. They used both Technology and Art lessons, as well as English and IT lessons to design and create their own unique 3D Superhero or Villain.
A mini movie set was then built by each group to create a 30 second Stop-Motion clip. Their own unique Superhero or Villain was shared with the masses via their personal blogs.
The project was celebrated on Superhero Day (3 June) when all Gr 6 pupils arrived as their favourite hero or villain.
Want to read more? Visit the Gr 6 blogs at http://ehspstudents.blogspot.co.za/
On Tuesday and Wednesday of last week the Grade 6 classes had the opportunity to visit the Cape Town Stadium. We were taken on a guided tour to parts of the stadium that one does not usually get to see. We even got to go down to the field and into the change rooms where famous players and superstars get to prepare for their upcoming events.
It was an interesting outing and the sheer size and detail taken into consideration when designing and building the stadium was mind blowing.
This was then followed by a visit to Greenpoint Park, where we ate a much needed snack and the pupils had a chance to explore the impressive ‘big kid’ playpark. Although I am not convinced that eating lunch and riding on those spinning cups is the best combination.
We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather for our outings.
Perhaps the next time one of our children enter that change room, it will be a Springbok rugby player or as famous singer!
Mouth Watering Mathematics
This term the Grade 6 pupils have been learning about data handling, the importance and reasoning behind transforming boring data into eye-catching, visually stimulating graphs. The pupils were asked to each bring a packet of sweets to school, analyse the contents, collate the data and present their finding using graphs. A tasty treat and a great learning experience! Yum yum!