Articles by: Grade 4

Exploring our world, one Country Oral at a time!

Over this past week, the Grade 4s have been on a round the world trip, all from the comfort of their own classroom! Making use of their digital devices, each learner was able to research their country of choice and discover what exciting things they had on offer. Keynotes and posters provided us with a visual display of culture, food[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Saving our seas one piece at a time!

Saving our seas one piece at a time!

Last week, the grade 4s set off to Muizenberg Beach to pick up litter. In the week before our outing we learnt about different reasons why we need to keep our beaches clean and how it affects the sea life. There is great concern all over the world about the litter in our seas… for example, did you know that there[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Grade 4, Primary

Stepping out of our comfort zones with E-Colours in Grade 4

One of the greatest things about growing up, in a school as amazing as Sun Valley Primary, is that you are often encouraged to step out of your comfort zone to get to know yourself and others better. This week was no exception! The Grade 4’s decided that they would combine their regular ‘Because I Care’ meeting with an in[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 Grade 4, Primary

Grade 4’s reminisce about the golden Days of Yore

The Grade 4 children took step back into the history of Fish Hoek. In the space of one day the children transformed themselves from 21st century children into children from the early 1900’s. The first stop on our journey was at one of Fish Hoek’s earliest shops, AP Jones. Here the children paraded their outfits for the residents to see.[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
Budding Cartoonists in Grade 4

Budding Cartoonists in Grade 4

On the 6th of March the Grade 4’s celebrated Writers Day by creating their own cartoon strips and had such fun doing so. Focusing on the multifaceted theme of this year: Optimism, Empathy, Gratitude and Grit. The Grade 4’s were set the task of coming up with a cartoon strip that told a story involving one of the theme’s pillars.[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
Grade 4’s learn about topography… 3D style!

Grade 4’s learn about topography… 3D style!

On the 16th of February the Grade 4 learners took their iPads, picnics and themselves off to Fish Hoek Beach where they learnt about their surrounding topography. The learners started off with a delightful picnic and then got to their tasks. The first instruction was to build a 3D replica of the mountain range that borders our Fish Hoek Valley. The[Read More…]

by March 2, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
Grade 4’s learn to CARE the BIC way!

Grade 4’s learn to CARE 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 it is a time to build relationships and have fun. BIC is a time where[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
Cracking iPad EGGcellence in Grade 4!

Cracking iPad EGGcellence in Grade 4!

There is much anticipation when entering Grade 4 at Sun Valley Primary, more so than for any other grade. Why? iPads of course! Our lovely Grade 4’s could not contain their excitement during the iPad handout. They lined up in the hall, and eagerly waited to hear their name so that they could go up and claim their very own iPad! Our Grade 4’s[Read More…]

by February 1, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
Grade 4’s Go Up and Over to Slangkop Lighthouse

Grade 4’s Go Up and Over to Slangkop Lighthouse

On the 27th of November the Grade Fours tested their stamina with a guided hike up to the block houses above Kommetjie and then down to Slangkop Lighthouse. They started off from behind the Catholic Chapel at the end of Rubbi Road and, followed the footpath, whilst braving some soft sand and spiky dune grass, they made their way to[Read More…]

by December 3, 2017 Grade 4, Primary

GRIT Awards in Grade 4

As the year draws to a close we reminisce on all the GRIT shown this year by our Grade 4s. Grade 4 is a challenging year with ups and downs and unexpected events. The Grade 4s have had to set long term goals, reflect on their dedication to achieve those goals, learn to sleep away from home for a one[Read More…]

by November 20, 2017 Grade 4, Primary