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Welcome Back to Term Three!

Welcome Back to Term Three!

Welcome back! As we have said before, this year has simply flown by! We cannot believe our students are already HALFWAY through Grade One. On the first day of Term Three we were greeted with smiling faces and eager minds. We have been encouraging reading in Grade One, especially as this links with the new no-homework policy at Sun Valley.[Read More…]

by July 30, 2015 Grade 1
Understanding our E-Colours is Lots of Fun!

Understanding our E-Colours is Lots of Fun!

This past week our Grade One’s learned all about the third E-Colour, red. Red symbolises the DOER. The doer’s strength lies in their ability to be decisive, efficient and independent. Those who tend to have a stronger red E-Colour make great leaders and ensure that the job gets done! The students had lots of fun making the “doing” finger to[Read More…]

by June 23, 2015 Grade 1
Bonding and Blending as Term Two is Ending!

Bonding and Blending as Term Two is Ending!

Wow! What a busy and fun term it has been. This term flew by and as we wind down to the holidays, our children are enjoying showing off the many strengths and talents that they have mastered over the past six months in Grade One.     When Term Two started, the students were given very daunting BIG SCHOOL Mathematics books, but[Read More…]

by June 5, 2015 Grade 1
Fun Making Our Family Trees in Grade One

Fun Making Our Family Trees in Grade One

 On Thursday, 7 May, Sun Valley Primary held their Expo day. The Grade Ones had been exploring their heritage and their Family Trees the previous week and gathering their information ready to work on their trees at school on Thursday.   The classes were full of branches, bottles and wonderful family photos in the lead up to Expo day. The students then[Read More…]

by May 21, 2015 Grade 1
Fantastic Fun at Fish Hoek Beach

Fantastic Fun at Fish Hoek Beach

This week our children headed to Fish Hoek beach for their second Grade One field trip. There was lots of excitement from the moment they stepped in class and the weather did not dampen any of our spirits. After settling at the beach, they did not waste any time in getting into the icy water. Those who did not want[Read More…]

by May 14, 2015 Grade 1
E-Colours in Action in Grade One

E-Colours in Action in Grade One

As of the end of 2014, Sun Valley introduced the concept of E-Colours into the school. In Grade One the focus will be introducing and teaching the four different colours. This week we focused on the green E-Colour which symbolises the “thinker“. Our classes processed this information by making green crowns. When wearing their green crowns our students are reminded[Read More…]

by May 7, 2015 Grade 1
Welcome back to Term Two!

Welcome back to Term Two!

After a short holiday our Grade One’s whizzed back into Term Two with as much excitement and enthusiasm as they had on the first day. Only this time, we had no nervous faces, only eager students ready to start the next phase of their learning. They came into their classes on Monday morning totally relaxed and confident, knowning what to[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 Grade 1
Fabulous Fun at the Farm

Fabulous Fun at the Farm

This past week our Grade One’s went on their first “big school” field trip. The destination was Higgeldy Piggeldy Farm at Imhoff.   As the children arrived at school the excitement was tangible. The children alternated between the workshop and feeding the animals. At the workshop the children learnt to churn their own butter. They were shown the whole process[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 Grade 1
A Perfect Balance of Work and Play

A Perfect Balance of Work and Play

Wow! We cannot believe we are in the EIGHTH week of Grade One. All four classes have been having a blast and learning and playing at every possible opportunity. The children and teachers are as enthusiastic as they were on the first day, creating such an exciting atmosphere in Grade One!             With all this fun[Read More…]

by March 25, 2015 Grade 1
Grade One’s – As Happy As Can Be In Big School!

Grade One’s – As Happy As Can Be In Big School!

Love was most definitely in the air on the 13th of February as our Grade One’s celebrated Valentine’s Day. The Grade One classes were a blur of red, white and pink, with the boys dressed to the nines and the girls looking as cute as can be! We had fun seeing all the interesting outfits and we loved making special[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 Grade 1