The beginning of the second term saw the grade one's embark on their first Scientific investigation. In the experiment they were to discover that hot water rises to float on top of cold water. A small bottle of coloured hot water is placed in a large bowl of clod water. When the lid is removed from the bottle the hot water will rise to the top of the bowl. There were many amazed "oahs and oahs" as the coloured water rose with a volcanic - like effect to the top of the cold water. This experiment is always a firm favourite with the learners.
During the second experiment the children had to pick up an ice cube using only a piece of cotton thread. This involves wetting the thread and placing it across the ice cube then sprinkling salt onto the tread. After a few minutes it should be possible to pick up the ice cube by the tread alone. Lots of fun was had while each child tried to do so – many with great success.
Grade 2 (James Hall Transport Museum)
When we went to the transport museum I was so excited and when we got ther I wanted to see the busses first and the old foms of transport. By Kgotatso Mmoledi
One of the highlights of the Grade 2 year is baking gingerbread man. Both boys and girls alike really look forward to the baking, icing and most importantly the eating of these delicious little critters. There might be easier and less exhausting ways to teaching the learners about shopping, measuring skills and reading of recipes, but there is nothing more rewarding that seeing the look on their faces when they have completed, and eaten their work of art!
Grade 3 (Occupations)
What Grade 3’s would like to be when they grow up.
When I grow up I want to be a dancer. I want to be a dancer because I might be the best dancer who ever lived. A dancer is a person who dances for money. The best thing about being a dancer is you make lots of money and you can see the world.
I want to be a teacher, because teachers help children. A teacher has to study for four years. Teachers get paid by the principal. (What about a raise Mr Olivier?)
When I grow up I want to be a SAA flight stewardess. The most important thing about a stewardess is because she flys in an aeroplane around the world. Being a stewardess is a best job. I want to be a stewardess because my father is a steward.
Die Sirkus. Die leeu brul in die Hok.
Die olifant sit op die klein stoeltjie.
Afrikaans Is Lekker
Jenna-Lee van Niekerk
Why the Wind Blows
Melissa-Ann van Eeden
Economic Management Sciences is a subject that introduces the primary school child to the world of finance and business. The focus of the subject is to teach the skills needed to be successful in the business world, handle personal finance and be responsible consumers. It also encourages children to become entrepreneurs who will be self-sufficient and contribute to the economy of the country.
Mrs. Chivers, the Grade 6 EMS teacher had a dream to expose the Grade 6 learners to a business that implements many of the elements that the children are learning about. Macsteel was more than willing to come on board and help in making this dream come true. Well-informed staff and leaders in their specific fields ensured that the children had a clear understanding of certain aspects of business.
What a magnificent journey we had. Macsteel, what a company. Load and loads of machinery. Big ones, little ones roaming everywhere.
Tons and tons of massive steel rods. Heat treatment another stop of the process. Steel heated at over 800ºC, touch it at your own risk.
A well protective outfit, just what you need! Get burnt by hot steel, don’t think you want to. Make sure you are protected.
Cranes and forklifts, the tool for the cool. Try picking up those things. I bet you’ll lose your cool. With a little help from machinery. Life is a whole lot easier.
This is Charlene’s reconstruction of Mapungubwe, the first town in South Africa. It was built in 1000AD. Mapungubwe means “a place of kings and spirits”
Technology has been really fun. We have made a water-wheel. Most of the Grade 6’s did very well although we had to think a bit before we made it. Our school work has changed a lot from last year (2005). It has become much harder but if you listen in class you’ll understand the work much better. I would like to conclude my article by saying a big thank you to Mr Sethebe and all the other teachers for their hard work and I would just like to wish all the Grade 6 learners good luck for the future.
By Saiyuree Chetty 6
TB Awareness Campaign
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