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Grade Ones on their first big school field trip

Grade Ones on their first big school field trip

A few weeks ago our Grade Ones went on their first big school field trip. The destination was Fish Hoek beach and what fun was to be had! After many days of awful weather – we were lucky enough to have THE most incredible weather on the two days that we had our field trips. Smiling faces, cloudless skies and[Read More…]

by April 17, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
An exciting arrival in Grade One

An exciting arrival in Grade One

A couple of weeks ago we had an exciting delivery arrive in Grade One. We got our brand new Sebezaphones! What is a sebezaphone you ask? It is a “phone” that is held by the child that amplifies their voice. What comes out as a whisper, is heard quite loudly by the child. It allows them to be the reader[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade One’s do their first project

Grade One’s do their first project

On Thursday 16 February, our Grade Ones completed their first project for the year. The project focus was “All about me at school“. The project was completed at school during our recent Expo Day. The project was fun and required some in-class research. They had to choose their teacher and GAP student from a selection of photos, as well as[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Creative Expression:  Our Little Picassos

Creative Expression: Our Little Picassos

“I’m a little fish,I like to swim You can’t catch me, beacause I have a fin When I swim past my friends I hear them say Stop your swimming and come and play” Grade One’s are having so much fun using their knowledge of colours to create a school of fish. They will cut out each fish and collage it[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Creative Expression
Creative Expression: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Creative Expression: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall…Who is the fairest of us all? That’s easy. You certainly are Grade Two’s!! The art room was aglow with awesome reflections. Everyone studied a tutorial on the detailed proportions of their faces. This was followed by long gazes of admiration at their mirror images. They sketched a self portrait taking care to illustrate all the[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 Creative Expression
Grade One and E-COLOURS!

Grade One and E-COLOURS!

Last week our Grade One classes were introduced to E-colours. The E-colour system introduces the children to four different colours – red, blue, green and yellow, which describe various aspects of a person and the way in which they function. The E-colour concept is introduced and taught on a basic level in Grade One. In each Grade they learn a[Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Feeling at HOME with our Hoofie families

Feeling at HOME with our Hoofie families

  Last week Wednesday it was the first official meeting for the HOOFIE families. The Grade Ones had met their Grade Seven Hoofie leaders a few times the week before to get to know one another and to understand the concept of Hoofies. The concept of Hoofies is that every child is part of a unique family at Sun Valley.[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Welcome HOME Grade Ones – big school begins!

Welcome HOME Grade Ones – big school begins!

Last week we welcomed our Grade Ones to their HOME for 2017. They began their “Big School Journey” and the enthusiasm was contagious. We think the teachers were just as excited as the children! Our precious Grade Ones arrived in their new, sparkling uniforms and had big smiles on their faces. It was wonderful to see how comfortable and ready[Read More…]

by January 22, 2017 Grade 1, Primary, Uncategorized
Chess Cheer in Grade 1

Chess Cheer in Grade 1

Last week Tuesday, we got a chance to play the inaugural game on the brand new chess board. The chess board was the latest and last addition to our beautiful new playground. The children watched excitedly as the pieces were brought out and placed on the board (some pieces are half their size)! The “opening” game was played by the[Read More…]

by November 25, 2016 Grade 1
Gritty Grade 1s Gear Up for Grade 2

Gritty Grade 1s Gear Up for Grade 2

Last Friday, 4 November, our Grade Ones had their Grit Awards. The format of the awards changed this year and allowed for a far more special and intimate setting. Every child had an opportunity to taste success as acknowledging grit was the focus. Each child was celebrated and had a special dedication in their teacher’s voice over. We then went[Read More…]

by November 10, 2016 Grade 1