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You can find many fun infographics on Earth’s atmosphere. Check out this link:
The Greek word atmós means vapour and is where the word atmosphere comes from. The Greek word hydro means water. The Greek word lithos means stone.
Mint can be added to lemonade to add flavour to the drink. Mint is not only good for adding flavour but has many vitamins that are good for your health. It can also be used to freshen your breath!
whisk: a wire kitchen utensil used for beating food by hand
Idombolo or dombolo is a popular steamed bread in South Africa. In English dombolo can be translated to ‘dumpling’.
Dessert: a sweet food eaten at the end of a meal
Example: apple pie
Pancakes are found all around the world, but they don’t always look the same or have the same ingredients. Click on the link below to see the different types of pancakes made around the world.
South Africa is called the ‘Rainbow Nation’ because our country has many people of different races and cultures just like a rainbow that has many colours that are not all the same.
When we speak about a group of lions we call them a pride of lions.
Zebras can sleep while standing up.
Population: the number of people living in a certain place
Symbol: an object or picture that represents something else
Official: approved by the government or by someone in authority
Structure: arranged in a particular way
Creative: able to invent or produce new and original things
Express: to put (thought) into words
Similar: almost, but not exactly, the same
The Hadeda got its name from its call which sounds like ha-da-da.
Listen to the video below to hear a Hadeda’s call.
A female warthog is called a sow and a group of warthogs are called a sounder.
In the first dialogue Sipho is speaking to Siphokazi. Note that the kazi suffix to the name Siphokazi indicates female.
Map: a map is an image of an area, usually of the Earth or part of the Earth
Direction: the path that must be taken to reach a specific place
Cabin: a small house in the woods
Species: a group of living things that can mate with each other
Habitat: the place where plants and animals live
Habitat destruction: when the place plants and animals live is not able to support them with the things they need
Poaching: the illegal killing of animals
Extinct: no longer existing
These shapes are called regular polygons.
In Zulu culture people’s names have meaning. Usually, the names have significance deriving from an incident or episode either before or during the mother’s pregnancy.
You can use a plural form when greeting one person. It is accepted that the person greeting you includes your entire family in that greeting.
There are over 60 000 types of trees on the planet.
Butterflies use their feet to taste. As soon as they land on a plant, they can taste whether a caterpillar will eat the leaves. This helps them choose a place to lay their eggs so that as soon as the eggs hatch, they young caterpillars can begin eating straight away!
The purpose of a map is to show where things are. Maps may show features you can see, such as rivers and lakes, forests, buildings, and roads. They may also show things that cannot be seen, such as boundaries and temperatures. Most maps are drawn on a flat surface. A map displayed on a round surface is called a globe.
Tomatoes are actually a fruit and not a vegetable because they contain seeds and grow from the flower of the tomato plant.
COVID-19 is a pandemic. A pandemic means that a disease or virus spreads to more than one continent.
Coral may look like a plant but they are actually animals. They live in warm waters under the sea and attach themselves to rocks. They feed on plankton, a small organism that drifts in the sea. When a ridge of coral and coral skeletons form together under the sea, it is known as a coral reef.
A dream board contains pictures and words of things you want to achieve. It helps you focus on your goals and dreams.
Body percussion: using different parts of the body to make different sounds
Strengths: things you can do well
Achieve: to succeed in reaching a goal
Brave: show courage; ready to face and endure danger or pain without complaining
About 1 000 sea turtles die each year from eating and swallowing plastic.
Click on the link below for information on the great Pacific garbage patch.
In 1994, the world’s largest pancake was made in Manchester, England and weighed more than a hippo.
Dependent: needing the support of something or someone; unable to do without
Independent: not under the control or rule of another; can stand on its own
Conjunctions: words used to join two sentences or phrases together
Examples of conjunctions:
Characteristic: the qualities of a person or thing that make them different
Mesmerised: when one cannot stop looking at or listening to someone; hypnotised
Solitary: single; alone
The first newspaper was published on 25 September 1690.
Utensils: the tools you use to bake or cook
Ladle: (noun) a large long-handled spoon with a cup-shaped bowl (often used for serving soup); (verb) to scoop and carry
Literal: words or phrases which mean exactly what the words say
Figurative: a creative way to use words and phrases which mean something different from the words used
Beholder: someone who looks on or observes
In African folklore and legends, animals are important characters that can often talk and perform human activities. In most African folklore it is believed that animals brought death to the world. An example is the story of the hyena who cut the rope between our world and heaven. Tortoises and turtles are popular animals in folktales and feature in many different cultures. One example is the creation story of Native American tribes that believed a female turtle carried the world on the back of her shell.
Generation: all of the people born and living at about the same time
Divine: of or like God or a god
Mystical: other-worldly; relating to spiritual things
Myths and legends are not only found in Africa. Many other cultures have their own myths and legends. An example is Greek Mythology. The famous story Achilles Heel is part of Greek Mythology which tells the story of a demigod (half man, half god) who was one of the greatest warriors. He was defeated because of his only weakness: his Achilles heel.
English is mostly derived from Latin and Greek but also uses words from many other languages. This is due to trading, where English travellers visited lands where people spoke different languages and traded items, such as gold and tea, with them.
An organisation called the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has a list of species that are in danger of extinction (dying out). Let’s look at three of their groups:
Critically endangered: this means that a certain breed of animal or type of plant has a very high risk of dying out. An example of a critically endangered animal is the Black Rhino.
Endangered: this means that a certain breed of animal or type of plant has a high risk of becoming extinct (dying out). An example of an endangered species is an African wild dog.
Vulnerable: this applies to certain breeds of animals or types of plants that are likely to become endangered if their numbers decline (go down). The African Elephant is listed as a vulnerable species.
Express: : to put (thought) into words
Courageous: able to face danger even when there is a risk
Scatter: run quickly in different directions
Impress: to make a strong impact on someone, especially a positive impact
Confront: come face to face with someone that you disagree with
Whimper: a sound that shows someone is sad or in pain
Injured: harmed or physically damaged
Yelp: a short sharp sound of pain or fear
Confused: unable to think clearly
Solitary: single; only
Confronted: came face to face with in an angry way
Hero: the main character in the story
Characters: the people or animals in a story
Rescue: free someone or something from danger
The most common hyena is the spotted hyena. Every spotted hyena has a different set of spots! Hyenas have such strong jaws that they are able to eat and digest bone, horns, hooves and even teeth!
Confront: come face to face with someone in order to fight or argue
Exercising helps you stay healthy! Exercise helps to protect your body against disease. This means you may not get as sick as someone who does not exercise.
Importance: how important or valuable something is
Realistic: true to life
One of the most endangered snakes in the world is from South Africa. It is called the Albany Adder.
Journalist: a person who gathers and reports information to the world through newspapers, magazines, audios or videos
Pollution: when harmful waste is added to the environment and poisons its surroundings such as the air, water, plants and animals
Vetkoek is a South African dish that translates to ‘Fat Cake’. It is found in both Zulu and Afrikaans dishes. Vetkoek dates back to the Dutch settlers in Cape Town who found it easier to make vetkoek rather than bread as they were constantly moving.
Delicious: having an enjoyable taste
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In 2020, eight species of bees were put on the endangered list.
Great White sharks are listed as vulnerable.
The population of Great White sharks has decreased (got less) over the years as they are hunted for their fins as well as for their teeth.
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This is where you’ll find your rewards!
You will get a PAW for completing a LESSON and a TROPHY for completing a FORMAL ASSESSMENT (a lesson that counts for special marks at the end of every term).
When you progress through each subject, Wapiri will move forward on the Subject Map each time you complete a whole TERM.
Complete Grade 4 English Home Language
Locomotion and Rotation: moving and turning at the same time
Rhythm: a regular repeated pattern of beats, sounds, activity or movements
Elevation: the height to which a part of the body is lifted
Illegal: not allowed by law
Illuminated: lit with bright lights
Sparkling: shining brightly with flashes of light
Visible: able to be seen
Inhabited: lived in or occupied by people or animals
Elegant: graceful and stylish
Rhythm: a regular repeated pattern of beats, sounds, activity or movements
Many people, including business owners, use dream boards in order to refocus their lives and stay motivated.
Dream boards help people to understand their goals and visions and can make them work harder to achieve these goals and visions.
Rotation: a circular movement; the movement of something through one complete circle
Trees and plants can also become endangered. The Matumi tree is found in South Africa and is an example of a threatened species. This means that it could become endangered due to people cutting down trees.
One of the worst droughts in history was the ‘Sahel drought’ in the late 1960s. A series of droughts hit the Sahel region from West Africa to Ethiopia. Between the late 1960s and the early 1980s, approximately 100 000 people died due to food shortages and disease.
Singular: referring to just one person or thing
The Fahrenheit scale is used to measure temperature in countries like The United States. The symbol for Fahrenheit is °F
In South Africa we use Celsius to measure the temperature and the symbol is °C.
A ready-mix recipe is when a combination of ingredients have already been combined and are sold together to make baking easier.