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/
Die lekkerste deel van die eerste week van graad 6 is om almal se opgewonde gesigte te sien. Sommige leerders het dit maar swaar gevind om weer so vroeg op te staan, maar tog was daar ‘n gegons oor al die vakansie se gebeure.
Ons het hierdie week sommer vinnig weer terug in roetine geval !! Met die eerste kwartaal agter die rug is die graad 6 leerders sommer mooi gekonfyt met die nuwe aanpassings en ons glo alles sal seepglad verloop hierdie kwartaal.
We would also like to welcome our newest member to the grade 6 team, Joshua Walker. Congratulations Mr. Walker and family to the newest addition to the Walker family.
After completing “Meervoude” this week, the children had to create their own collages with “Meervoude”. It was so much fun seeing them being creative and boy was there some new strange Afrikaans words. I absolutely enjoyed all of their hard work this week.
You go grade 6 !!!
It is a funny thing how many of us spend most of our lives not knowing much, if anything, about our surnames and where they come from. Yet, our surnames are the first sense of belonging we are given, our first identity.
The grade 6s were given the task of researching their surname as well as their family history. They then had to present their findings to the class in the form of an oral…and it has been fascinating!
It has been wonderful to learn about the diverse backgrounds which we all come from and to be able to celebrate our heritage. Many of the children have been very surprised by what they have learned about their parents, grandparents and forefathers.
What a fun and special way to learn more about each other!
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!
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.
VIVA AFRIKAANS !!!!!!
I’m a good boy !!!
A-team let’s do this!!
Tyd om ernstig te raak !!
Hmmmm… ‘n gesukkel om woorde wel reg te spel !!
Lady knows how to organize !!
Teagan: ” I’ve got this guys”
Kom ek vertel jou my storie …
Versteekte talente dalk ?