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October Monthly Update

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Hours across all projects: 538 hours

Mkoba 4 Primary: Special Needs Class:

Maths lessons focused on:

  • Revision of times tables using fun methods i.e. making  tables and doing a crossword using times tables
  • Fractions: identifying fractions; adding and subtracting fractions (It is important that a child feels comfortable and confident in their understanding of fractions because it is a building block for other math skills, and because a successful experience of learning a new concept will help students gain confidence in their ability to learn)

English lessons focused on:

  • Learning new words
  • Spelling (good spelling facilitates communication and comprehension as by following the same rules for spelling words, we can all understand the text we read)
  • Pronouns
  • Matching synonyms (synonyms can improve both oral and writing skills)
  • Sentence construction (Sentence Structure is important because it provides us with the framework for the clear written expression of our ideas. The aim in writing is always to write in complete sentences which are correctly punctuated)

Book Club (aims to significantly improve English literacy skills): Started on Book 1 of the Oxford Reading Tree and learnt spelling (Oxford Reading Tree is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does)

Fun Day:  For the first time ever, 18 students from the Special Needs class were treated to a day at Antelope Park with a lion enclosure tour, snake induction, horse ride, elephant interaction and a game drive.

A donation of stationery and food was made to Mkoba 4 Primary towards Prize Giving Day.

Mickey Mouse Pre-School: activities focused on games and colouring (colouring improves handwriting, helps students learn patience and how to focus)

Julena Rural Primary:

Math lessons focused on multiplication and comparing of fractions. A maths quiz was held on multiplication and division as an exciting way of revising those concepts.

English lessons focused on reading, story-telling, verbs, sentence construction, learning new words and summary writing.


  • completed constructing the oven which will be used to bake bricks made
  • chopped wood which will be used to heat the oven
  • Moved baked bricks from oven to construction site
  • loaded 2 lots of pit sand
  • donated 5 door frames for the third classroom block

Feeding programme: donated groceries for the feeding scheme to last until the end of this term.

Conservation Education: 54 students are currently enrolled in the conservation education classes and have completed 5 out of the 6 modules.

Fun Activities included:

  • Celebrating World Animal Day by conducting a snare sweep at Antelope Park and thereafter interviewing students about their favourite animal and that animals importance in the ecosystem.  
  • Volunteers presenting on their different countries which included Denmark and Ecuador.

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