Articles by: grade1

Term 3 has been “tree-rrific”!

Term 3 has been “tree-rrific”!

What an exciting term it has been! As we wrap up on Term Three, we look back on all the great things that took place. We have been celebrating Bok Friday by wearing our favourite Springbok tops, we had a wonderful field trip to Kirstenbosch Gardens and learned many new concepts in Mathematics like halving, symmetry and measurement. Term Four[Read More…]

by September 19, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Grade Ones are keen Kirstenbosch explorers!

Grade Ones are keen Kirstenbosch explorers!

Last week our Grade Ones went on a very exciting field trip to Kirstenbosch Gardens, which links to our plant theme this term. We were blessed with beautiful weather on both days so we were able to make the most out of the trip to the gardens. The children arrived ready to go and VERY excited to see all that Kirstenbosch[Read More…]

by September 3, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 1s say: “Let It Grow!”

Grade 1s say: “Let It Grow!”

This week we have learnt about plants, the things that “everyone, everyone, everyone needs!” Our Grade 1s share a common interest with that of the Lorax: an interest in plants and how they work. With this fascination and an eager mind, these little legends jumped right into the complexity of plants, from their humble beginning as a seed, to how[Read More…]

by August 15, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Grade Ones grow moustaches!

Grade Ones grow moustaches!

Last week we introduced our Grade Ones to their third E-colour for the year, yellow. This E-colour symbolises the socialiser.   Someone who is a dominant yellow E-colour, is someone who enjoys socialising with the people around them. The socialising part of your personality interacts and engages with others. We related this to our current set-work book, The Lorax. The[Read More…]

by August 2, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Tumbling into Term Three

Tumbling into Term Three

“ I know it may seem small and insignificant, but it’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become”  – The Lorax          Our Grade Ones arrived on Tuesday taller and excited for all that the term has to offer. As they walked in we introduced “Green light” rows in our new Literacy books. We[Read More…]

by July 20, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Learning Bonds is loads of fun!

Learning Bonds is loads of fun!

In Term Two the Grade Ones have been learning many exciting new concepts, especially in our Mathematics curriculum. This term we have introduced Bonds. After learning about numbers last term, it was time to apply their knowledge in fun new ways. Our Grade Ones have been enjoying learning how to add their Bonds. They have been playing the Bonds game[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Hopping to Higgeldy Piggeldy!

Hopping to Higgeldy Piggeldy!

Recently, our Grade Ones set off on their field trip to Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard at Imhoff Farm. We have been learning about pets this term and the field trip created a great real-life link to what the children have been learning in class. The children had been looking forward to this field trip for a long time and the excitement[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Terrific thinking in Term Two!

Terrific thinking in Term Two!

A warm welcome back to Term Two! It has been a wonderful start to the term and the children came back rested, refreshed and full of exciting holiday news. The children have been hard at work and learning many new concepts already. In Mathematics, we introduced the concept of ‘0ne more’ and ‘one less’. The Grade Ones have used this[Read More…]

by April 25, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Sunshine, smiles and sand in Grade One!

Sunshine, smiles and sand in Grade One!

Our Grade 1s got to explore their senses by the seaside last week as they embarked on their first field trip this year to Fish Hoek Beach. They eagerly arrived at school with their costumes and towels, and a sense of excitement lingered in the air.   The weather was stunning, and the Grade 1s were ready for a fun day ahead.[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
I’m special because I’m ME!

I’m special because I’m ME!

What makes me special? That is what our Grade Ones have been discussing the past few weeks. This term our Life Skills focus is “All About Me” and last week our children got to show their teachers and their classmates what makes them unique.   The Grade Ones made their very own booklet that told us all about them. We[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 Grade 1, Primary