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Oh, the places our Grade Ones will go!

Oh, the places our Grade Ones will go!

Welcome back to Term Four. We hope that you had a happy and RESTFUL holiday as we gear up for the always busy, always exciting, Term Four. As mentioned in our previous blog post, our Literacy setworks for this term are Dr Seuss stories. The Grade One classes and passages are decorated with an abundance of Dr Seuss characters and[Read More…]

by October 15, 2015 Grade 1
Tons of Fun in Grade One

Tons of Fun in Grade One

As Term Three wraps up, there is tons of fun happening in Grade One. We are busy prepping our new books for Term Four and the classes are full of Dr Seuss stories and characters. Dr Seuss stories are our Literacy set works for Term Four and the Grade Ones are excited to be learning about characters such as The Lorax,[Read More…]

by September 23, 2015 Grade 1
Grade One Field Trip Continued

Grade One Field Trip Continued

Have a look at these beautiful pictures of Grade One Hall and Marchant on their Field Trip to Kirstenbosch Gardens. We were very fortunate to have a beautiful day to enjoy the lovely surroundings. The children had an amazing time exploring the gardens, learning about medicinal plants and discovering the dinosaurs hidden in the trees. They even braved the Boomslang[Read More…]

by September 10, 2015 Grade 1
Flowers, Ferns and Dinosaurs in Grade One

Flowers, Ferns and Dinosaurs in Grade One

What an exciting few weeks it has been! Between being stars on stage in our Alice in Wonderland Play, our Grade One students found the time to head to Kirstenbosch for their Term Three field trip. On Monday 24th August, Ms Harvey’s and Mrs February’s classes arrived at school eager to head to the Botanical Gardens. With lunches packed and shoes[Read More…]

by August 26, 2015 Grade 1
Fun and Reading is Part of Succeeding in Grade One!

Fun and Reading is Part of Succeeding in Grade One!

    The past two weeks have been lots of fun in Grade One! We held the much anticipated Pyjama Party on Friday 31st July. Our students ran excitedly down the passage for their first ever “big school” PJ party. Onesies were a-plenty and gowns looked as cosy as can be! Each class had their own special start to the evening,[Read More…]

by August 12, 2015 Grade 1
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