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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
Never-ending fun in Grade One!

Never-ending fun in Grade One!

We cannot believe it is already three weeks into Grade One! Our classes have been working so hard and they are absolutely loving our THRASS programme. They are learning how the different sounds sit in their own ‘house’ and they are enjoying discovering how this applies to their work for the day. These characters will one day help us learn to[Read More…]

by February 11, 2015 Grade 1
Blast Off To Big School!

Blast Off To Big School!

What a fun first week at ‘big school’ it has been. Our Grade Ones have been having lots of fun whilst starting off their 12 year schooling career. The classes have all settled in very well and they are enjoying exploring our lovely Sun Valley premises. Last week, on our first day of school, we had four classes filled with[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 Grade 1
Look how far we’ve come in Grade One!

Look how far we’ve come in Grade One!

What a long way we have come this year. We blasted off in January and have hurtled through four terms while we learned to read, write and do Mathematics. On our trip we researched our past and found out about our families, we discovered how to take care of our pets and how to live a healthy lifestyle. We used[Read More…]

by December 4, 2014 Grade 1
Grade Ones At Rondevlei

Grade Ones At Rondevlei

The Grade Ones had an exciting excursion to Rondevlei last week. Mrs Hall’s boys and Miss Marchant’s girls got to go on Monday while Mrs February’s boys and Mrs Fenwick’s girls had to wait until Thursday. Both days turned out to have pleasant weather and a wonderful time was had by all. Our old friends, Ann and Adria were our[Read More…]

by November 20, 2014 Grade 1