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PJ Party Fun in Grade One

PJ Party Fun in Grade One

On Friday, 12 May, the Grade Ones excitedly got dressed for their first big school PJ party. Slippers in abundance and more onesies than you could count made for a very fun night. The Grade Ones arrived with much excitement and lots of laughter as they saw their teachers in PJs and classrooms ready for fun.      Once all[Read More…]

by May 24, 2017 Grade 1, Primary, Uncategorized
Grade Ones link up and RELATE!

Grade Ones link up and RELATE!

Last week we introduced the Grade Ones to the second E-colour for the year, blue. The blue E-colour is the relator. This refers to the personality trait that allows you to empathise with and support others. We have also been reading our set work book for the term, Winnie the Pooh, and discussed who the relator might be in the story. We[Read More…]

by May 12, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 3’s teach Grade 1’s about SCIENCE!

Grade 3’s teach Grade 1’s about SCIENCE!

At the end of Term One, the Grade Ones linked up with the Grade Threes for Science week. The Grade Threes had been working hard on their science experiments and perfecting their techniques before they showed them to the Grade Ones. The classes then linked up and were each shown an experiment. One class watched the Grade Threes make a[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
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