Sensational Sixes

Exciting ILT

Over the last three days the Grade 6 pupils have been working on their first ever Grade 6 ILT. The task was both a challenging and exciting one. File_002

In groups of four or five, each group had to decide on an environmental issue that they felt strongly about and create an environmental documentary to highlight this cause. They came up with all sorts of interesting causes such as water pollution, deforestation, marine pollution and many also chose to focus on concerns around specific animals.

There were many skills which the children need to hone to complete this task. They had to research information on their cause, write and practice a debate for and against, film a peaceful protest with a suitable placard and chant to make a stand for their cause.

There was also a letter that need to be written to parliament in which they needed to make the members aware of the severity of their chosen cause.

Their documentary also included a motivational closing  and all of this needed to be in the form of a professional documentary and completed in the three days.File_000File_004

What a fun and enjoyable way in which to bring awareness to some very important causes and what better voice can we have than those of our future!File_006File_005


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A visit to Intaka Island

A Visit to Intaka Island
On Wednesday the 17th and Thursday the 18th of February, the Gr 6 pupils visited Intaka Island in Century City. It is a fascinating place as it is situated right in the heart of Century City amongst all the buildings. It is a natural wetland that has been looked after through all the development around it. It is a place of sanctuary for the birds. We took a trip around the wetlands by boat, learnt about alternative sources of energy, and had the opportunity to learn more about our local bird population. A place of great beauty amongst the concrete jungle, we recommend you visit the island yourself!


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Ons is LIEF vir Afrikaans !!!

Die graad 6’e het ‘n fantasmagoriese week ervaar. Elke graad 6 leerder sal saam stem dat AFRIKAANS beslis hulle gunsteling vak is.

Daar was groot spanning en kompetisie onder die groepe in die klasse. Elke groep het kaarte met letters op gekry. Hulle het net 5 minute gehad, om soveel woorde as wat hulle kan, te maak.

Elke woord het punte ontvang. Woorde met DIFTONGE  het dubbelpunte gekry !!!! Sommige groepe het tot in die 100 punte behaal. Die wenners was beloon met meriete.

“If you don’t know what a DIFTONG is, please I dare you ask a grade 6, they will tell you with no hassle.”

Ons het ook die geleentheid gehad, om ons Afrikaanse storieboeke te hervertel deur om prente te teken en plakkate te maak van ons unieke stories.



Learning is fun!


During Natural Science, the children got a chance to get creative and come up with their own visual aids to represent the LAYERS OF OUR ATMOSPHERE. Not only does this test their knowledge but it also allows them an opportunity to teach others…and have fun too!


Social Science provided another hands on activity! The grade sixes used their orange ‘Earths’ to work out how to take the globe and create a 2D map.

Learning in grade six, at Elkanah, is definitely lots of fun!

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