Articles by: grade1

Grade Ones grow mustaches!

Grade Ones grow mustaches!

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 Lorax enjoys socialising[Read More…]

by August 8, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Grade One celebrates MANDELA!

Grade One celebrates MANDELA!

Last week Wednesday, 18 July, our Grade Ones celebrated Mandela Day. It would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday and it was the perfect opportunity to give back to others. We started off with a discussion about Nelson Mandela and what he has done for South Africa. Our children were clued up on this topic and gave us some great[Read More…]

by July 26, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Grade One unwrap the farmyard!

Grade One unwrap the farmyard!

A few weeks ago our Grade Ones set off on their Term Two field trip. The destination was Higgeldy Piggeldy farmyard at Imhoff Farm. We were lucky with beautiful weather on both days and the children arrived at school full of smiles and enthusiasm. Many have been there before and were excited to re-visit some of their favourite areas of[Read More…]

by June 8, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Special MOMENTS at Grandparents Day

Special MOMENTS at Grandparents Day

Recently, Sun Valley held their annual Grandparents Day. The Grade Ones had been working hard in their books to show their grandparents their best work. They had also been practising their special stage presentation to teach the grandparents what our “cracking success” theme means. On the day, the children were so excited to have their grandparents visit their classroom and have[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Learning SUMS is loads of FUN!

Learning SUMS is loads of FUN!

With the start of a new term comes many exciting new concepts, especially in our Mathematics curriculum. This term we have introduced our Grade Ones to addition and subtraction sums. After learning about numbers last term, it was time to apply them in new ways!   Our Grade Ones have been enjoying learning how to add and subtract and many[Read More…]

by May 10, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Making connections in Grade One

Making connections in Grade One

This past week our Grade Ones learned about the second E-colour for the year, blue. This E-colour is the relator. A relator is someone who connects with others. Someone with a strong blue E-colour is good at supporting and empathizing with others. They also like to help others and enjoy being around people.   To apply what they had learned,[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Welcome to Term Two!

Welcome to Term Two!

Welcome back to an exciting new term! Our Grade Ones arrived on Tuesday with smiles on their faces and lots of enthusiasm to work in their new “big school” books. The reason these books are so exciting is because they are lined, which provides a fun challenge for them when doing Handwriting! Our setwork book of the term is Winnie the Pooh[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
SAND and SMILES in Grade One

SAND and SMILES in Grade One

Two weeks ago our Grade Ones got the chance to go on their very first big school field trip. The destination was Fish Hoek beach and there was a lot of excitement as they arrived at school; costumes and towels in tow. The weather played along on the most part, except the awful wind, but that didn’t stop the children from[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Grade One PJ Fun!

Grade One PJ Fun!

Last Friday SVPS held their annual Pyjama Party. This is a much anticipated event and the countdown begins as soon as the date is set. It was the Grade One’s first PJ Party in “big school”. There was a hype of excitement as the children hurried down the passages, eager to get to their classrooms and see their friends and[Read More…]

by March 8, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Green E-colour fun in Grade One!

Green E-colour fun in Grade One!

A few weeks ago we introduced our Grade Ones to the concept of 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. It can also describe characteristics of their personalities. It is taught on a very basic level in Grade[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 Grade 1, Primary