GRADE 2’s BUSY BODIES
The Grade 2’s had a busy two weeks, in and out of the classroom! They had fun making Paper Mache bowls for Valentine’s Day, harvesting the late summer vegetables from the veggie garden, inspecting the compost heap, story time in Dunn Garden and carpet work in Maths.
WATERPOLO TOUR TO KNYSNA
On Thursday the 3rd of February The Ridge participated in the Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festival in Knysna. Twelve boys and three very excited coaches embarked on what felt like a very long trip to The Western Cape. The team was met by some very stiff opposition, but as Ridge boys’ do, they don’t shy away from hard work and determination. Lots of new memories and friends were made on tour. The tour was most certainly enjoyed by all.
GRADE 0’s LEARNT ABOUT SYMMETRY
The Grade 0’s explored the meaning of symmetry and learnt that symmetry provides an engaging context in which to explore mathematical structures and patterns. They learnt that something is symmetrical when it is the same on both sides. First, they matched the left and right sides of their bodies like a mirror on either side of the vertical line. Then they painted one side of the paper and folded it to create a symmetrical butterfly. Finally, they completed complex worksheet demonstrating their understanding of symmetry.
VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATIONS WITH A TUNE
GRADE 3’s CELEBRATING CHINESE NEW YEAR
The Grade 3’s celebrated Chinese New Year and learnt more about a different culture and the traditions associated with Chinese New Year. They made lanterns, had fortune cookies, and practised their fine motor skills by using chopsticks.
GRADE 7’s LEARNT ABOUT THE EARTH
The Grade 7’s had to bake a cake in Earth Science whilst studying the structure and the different layers of the Earth.
GRADE 3’s CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S DAY
GRADE 1’s HARD AT WORK
The Grade 1’s have been SUPER BUSY. They are working hard (reading, writing learning) and playing hard (sandpit, friends, running)! Treats like the cake sale and supporting PA efforts like ‘FLIP FLOP FRIDAY’ are anticipated and enjoyed. The Grade 1 Team is enjoying every minute of getting to know our young chaps. They are a lively and fun bunch who make every day entertaining.
GRADE 4’s CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S DAY
GRADE 0’s LEARNT ABOUT THE 5 SENSES
The Grade 0’s learnt about different smells, sounds, taste and touch this past week. They had an opportunity to play guess the sound feel different textures around the school. The boys were also exposed to the difference in taste between sweet, sour, salty and umami. They made glasses and looked for interesting things around our school.
CLIFTON CRICKET TOUR
SCHOOL SHOP SALE & NEWS
Cooler bags with two cushions R185 while stocks last.
The Ridge branded cricket helmet covers are now available R130.