Articles by: Grade 4

Grade 4’s discover The Kakapo Wreck.

Grade 4’s discover The Kakapo Wreck.

The Grade 4’s had the opportunity to bring their textbooks to life. We have sat in our classrooms and learnt about the Kakapo Wreck but seeing it in real life was very exciting. We were able to make use of all of our sense, learning became real. We were delighted to spend some much needed time in nature, while getting[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 Curriculum, Grade 4
A Camp To Remember!

A Camp To Remember!

Last week the Grade 4 passages were buzzing and classes were filled with excited children waiting in anticipation for their very first SCHOOL CAMP. Although it was chilly, the teachers were there, ready and eagerly waiting to welcome the masses to the breath-taking Rocklands Campsite. We were met by ecstatic children and their somewhat emotional parents. The children hurriedly got rid of their jam-packed bags and the fun and games started straight away… After our[Read More…]

by October 21, 2015 Grade 4
Learning about our Ocean on Grade 4 Excursion

Learning about our Ocean on Grade 4 Excursion

This week the Grade 4s headed to UCT to explore the Marine Research Department. The children were taken on an informative and interesting “dive” under the ocean. We were greeted by the very enthusiastic Andrea. The learners were excited to get started. They were divided into groups of 10 and whisked off to various stations around the building. They got[Read More…]

by October 1, 2015 Grade 4
Grade 4s Save for SPCA

Grade 4s Save for SPCA

 Our Grade 4s were moved by what the SPCA does for animals and were eager to help the organisation. It was decided that the Grade 4s would raise funds, make donations and help raise awareness for animals in distress. In each class the co-operative groups saw this as a challenge and were determined to be the group that raised the MOST money. Their tins were soon[Read More…]

by September 16, 2015 Grade 4
Litter Wise Grade 4s

Litter Wise Grade 4s

As a Grade 4 team we would like to recognise 5 boys who have taken the initiative to clean up the fields. They have done this out of their own will and without any expectation of recognition.   Every break they arm themselves with their sterile gloves and set about making our school a cleaner one. They bring their own[Read More…]

by September 3, 2015 Grade 4
Creating Mathematics Fanatics in Grade 4

Creating Mathematics Fanatics in Grade 4

In Grade 4 we have been exploring the interesting world of Mathematics. Learners have been covering all aspects of Maths from Long Multiplication (don’t forget Naughty Nought) to doing graphs containing all sorts of data. We can’t do our best unless our brains have been warmed up. Our teachers use Mental Maths and Maths Games to help us do this.[Read More…]

by August 21, 2015 Grade 4
‘Because I Care’ – Grade 4 Innovation at its BEST

‘Because I Care’ – Grade 4 Innovation at its BEST

  BIC… ‘Because I Care’ is a buddy system initiated by the Grade 4s. Two classes are paired up for the duration of the term. Fun and interesting meetings are held every second week during the Walk-it-Circuit where a number of questions are explored together. Thereafter each learner journals what they have learnt about their buddy.       We aim to extend each child’s sense of empathy.[Read More…]

by August 7, 2015 Grade 4
Grade 4 makes it to the top… of the mountain!

Grade 4 makes it to the top… of the mountain!

The Grade 4s had a lovely day spending time in nature. We learned many things while hiking; things about ourselves, about the safety measures one needs to take when hiking and about the importance of paying attention to the rules and sign boards. Kevin: “I discovered the amazing view from Peers Cave and how beautiful the mountain is.“ Dylan: “I[Read More…]

by July 22, 2015 Grade 4
‘Country Oral Fever’ Hits Grade 4

‘Country Oral Fever’ Hits Grade 4

On the 25th of May the Grade 4s were hit with ‘Country Oral Fever’. Each class embarked on a trip around the world from the comfort of their own classroom. The teachers were greeted in the passage by all sorts of culinary delights, pictures, posters and ethnic dress.     A great deal of effort was put in by the[Read More…]

by June 11, 2015 Grade 4
E-Colour Enthusiasm in Grade 4

E-Colour Enthusiasm in Grade 4

This year the Sun Valley learners have been exploring and learning more about themselves through the E-Colours programme. We learnt that we all have the four colours within us: Blue, Green, Yellow and Red. These colours make up a combination which determines our E-colour, NO combination is better than another. Your E-colour affects how you BEHAVE and COMMUNICATE. What was learnt from the ‘BIG sit’ activity? “I learnt[Read More…]

by May 31, 2015 Grade 4