Sensational Sixes

Lang Slam!

The Grade 6’s have spent their English lessons today playing games! But never fear they are really educational (yet fun) games to consolidate the language concepts that they have learned.

Ranging from verb-teaching-Charades to shooting hoops as a reward for getting direct and indirect speech correct, this was a really fun way to cement a concept for the kids.

Learning Language has never been this much fun!

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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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The Peace Crane Project

Our Grade 6’s are taking part in a global project called the Peace Crane Project. For this project schools around the globe make origami peace cranes and writing messages of peace on them for International Peace Day on 21 September. These cranes are then sent to schools elsewhere in the world in a Peace Crane exchange.  For more information take a look at the Peace Crane Project website.

In Art Miss Crous has been helping our Grade 6’s to make their origami cranes.  Our cranes are going to Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts (USA), Margaret River (Australia) and to Russia (Siberia)! We are hoping to receive cranes in return.

Please take a look at the Cranes 4 Peace group blog that we have started to track the progress of the cranes. We will also comment on each other’s cranes, share Peace poetry and try to connect with each other in a more meaningful way. You will also see photos of some of our Grade 6’s with their cranes. Be sure to take note of the tiniest Peace Crane!

large crane

A special larger crane which will also be sent to a school elsewhere in the world.

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