Articles by: Grade 4

Grade 4 Community Service Project

Grade 4 Community Service Project

On the 25 March 2015, the Grade 4s invited the local police department to Sun Valley Primary School to have their cars washed as part of our Community Service Project for the year. The police officers were pleasantly greeted with an assortment of cakes and coffee, and beaming Grade 4 learners.         All the learners were smiling from ear to[Read More…]

by April 16, 2015 Grade 4
Days of Yore Excursion

Days of Yore Excursion

On Friday the 6th of February the Grade Fours went back in time.  We got dressed up and hit the town. We took a walk down memory lane, as we walked through AP Jones, the first shop in Fish Hoek. We walked to Fish Hoek Beach where we unpacked our baskets filled with delicious food.            We[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 Grade 4
Grade 4 Staff Development

Grade 4 Staff Development

On the 27th of February the Grade 4 teaching team set off on their Staff Development. We got our creative and gastronomic juices going by having breakfast at Superette in Woodstock. Grade 4 teachers sure do know how to enjoy a meal! This was followed by the highlight of the day, HintHunt. The teachers went head to head against the[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 Grade 4
Ready, Steady, PLAY!

Ready, Steady, PLAY!

The Grade 4s have LOVED the Red Rubber Ball theme this year. The thought of PLAY being incorporated into our classrooms has re-ignited our love for FUN and LEARNING. We thrive off the opportunity to be CREATIVE. Answering the question, ‘What is your red rubber ball?’ requires ENTHUSIASM and SELF-REFLECTION. We want to facilitate our learners in realising what it is they would do for free! We work hard[Read More…]

by February 19, 2015 Grade 4
Grade 4 Back to School

Grade 4 Back to School

Welcome to Grade 4. What an exciting year we have ahead of us! Our first blog will cover all of the important information that you need to know during Grade 4. In Grade 4 our homework diaries are our passports into our classrooms. Library is now a lesson supervised by class teachers. This helps teachers to stay on top of what their[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 Grade 4
Grade 4’s can see the light!!

Grade 4’s can see the light!!

The time has come for us to wind down at the end of a long hard year… Where we started a fresh at the beginning of the year, we know it is safe to say that we all feel a little frazzled and in need of a looooong holiday. However, it is not the end… Let us put our “beginning[Read More…]

by November 27, 2014 Grade 4
Grade 4 Assessments

Grade 4 Assessments

The time is here to consolidate what we have learnt this year. Assessments are created to aid learning and not merely to test memory recall. Studying in Grade 4 is extremely important as it is the first year our learners write assessments. We are trying to focus and guide our Grade 4’s into their study brains; where studying becomes a[Read More…]

by November 12, 2014 Grade 4
Newbie Highlight in Grade 4

Newbie Highlight in Grade 4

A big, warm and friendly welcome to our Sun Valley “Newbies”. Some of these amazing students came at the start of Term Two and some came at the beginning of Term Three. We have another amazing addition to our Grade this term!! Welcome to Kai Hosford 4 BL – Such a fun and exuberant personality. “I enjoyed meeting my class[Read More…]

by October 19, 2014 Grade 4
Igniting the passion for Science in Grade 4

Igniting the passion for Science in Grade 4

The Grade 4’s had the privilege of spending the day at UCT, in the Marine Research Centre. We were wowed by interesting experiments presented by the Physics Department. They had us all on the edge of our seats waiting to see what would happened next… After splitting up into 3 groups, we set off to explore the some of the[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 Grade 4
Learning for the Future in Grade 4

Learning for the Future in Grade 4

What is a classroom? The dictionary defines the classroom as a place that one learns or gain experience. In the olden days this was seen as books, pencils and parrot-fashioned learning, which resulted in learning becoming boring. Answers were given and learners learnt only what we as teachers provided. We believe that the work our children cover in class should be[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 Grade 4