Articles by: Grade 4

Grade 4 Camp, Expectations Exceeded!

Grade 4 Camp, Expectations Exceeded!

On the 12th and 13th October, Rocklands centre was overtaken by over 130 Grade 4’s for their annual camp. Excited children and nervous parents greeted the teachers bright and early on Thursday morning. Mom and dad didn’t want to let go and the children didn’t want to look back. The still morning air was pierced by the sound of war[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Grade 4 making a difference one Ecobrick at a time!

Grade 4 making a difference one Ecobrick at a time!

After much anticipation and weeks of collecting plastic the Grade 4’s set about to make a difference in the amount of plastic waste that they produce by making Ecobricks at school. What is an Ecobrick you may be wondering? Well as the Grade 4’s discovered it a a fabulous solution for plastic waste. An Ecobrick is a plastic bottle stuffed[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 Grade 4, Primary

Our underwater adventure!

This week our grade 4s got to go on our ignition outing to the University of Cape Town MA-RE centre. Here they learned about all different parts of the ocean; from different types of fish to diving and how to keep our oceans free of plastic. The two classes were split into 5 groups and had 30 minutes at each station to learn about[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
The FUTURE in the hands of the Grade 4’s

The FUTURE in the hands of the Grade 4’s

The Grade 4’s have been the pioneers of the one-to-one iPad program at Sun Valley Primary. They have taken their teachers and parents by surprise by showing their capabilities on a device that baffles most adults. Whether they are told to use Keynote or iMovie or even Popplet, the level of work produced is amazing. Not only are they proficient on[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
A Day in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory

A Day in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory

This week the Grade 4s got the opportunity to watch a rendition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performed by actors from the National Theatre. Our school hall was transformed into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory where each learner pushed their imaginations to the limit and tapped into their inner creativity. The Grade 4’s had so much fun interacting with the[Read More…]

by August 16, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Oh! What a wonderful holiday!

Oh! What a wonderful holiday!

So this week marks the second week being back at term, and the grade 4’s have settled into a busy term filled with activities and fun. We chatted to some of the grade 4’s to find out what they got up to during the holidays, and wow, were we blown away by some of the stories! The learners are always[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
MARDI GRAS Celebrations in Grade 4

MARDI GRAS Celebrations in Grade 4

The Grade 4’s have had lots of fun this week learning about the world renowned Festival of Mardi Gras and how it was held annually in Fish Hoek during the 1960’s and 70’s. For many years, if you had said “Mardi Gras” to anyone in the Cape Peninsula they would have replied “Fish Hoek”. The Mardi Gras Festival grew to[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Grade 4’s explore the world!

Grade 4’s explore the world!

There are so many countries around the world that host a variety of different things; such as food, music, culture, animals and landscapes. This term we jetted off to different countries using our iPad’s to find out one significant thing about a country and presented an oral to the class and, wow, were the Grade 4 teachers blown away by[Read More…]

by June 1, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Going above the call of duty in Grade 4

Going above the call of duty in Grade 4

This past week the Grade 4 children took part in their community service project for the term, WASHING the Fish Hoek Police Stations vehicles. The excitement in the Grade 4 passage was REAL in the anticipation of the fun they were about to have. Even though not as many vehicles arrived as were expected and the weather didn’t play its[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Getting to know our Grade 4 Family the BIC way

Getting to know our Grade 4 Family the BIC way

BIC… ‘Because I Care’ is a Grade 4 initiative that uses a buddy system to create a strong sense of family within the grade. Each term two classes are paired up and each child is assigned a buddy. Meetings are held every two weeks and a number of questions are explored together. BIC is a time where all the Grade[Read More…]

by May 3, 2017 Grade 4, Primary