Articles by: 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
Grade 4s Visit the Green Point Urban Park.

Grade 4s Visit the Green Point Urban Park.

The Grade 4s were treated to an informative, exciting and beautiful morning in the park. We were taken on a guided tour of the different gardens. Our first stop was the People and Plants Garden, where we learned how people use plants for medicinal purposes. We visited a Khoisan kraal and sat around their midden, imagining what it would have[Read More…]

by May 14, 2015 Grade 4
Fractions are the Flavour of the Week in Grade 4

Fractions are the Flavour of the Week in Grade 4

In Grade 4 we have introduced the concept of FRACTIONS in Mathematics. The learners have been expanding their knowledge and are looking at everything with more care. Their world has been broken up into halves, thirds, quarters and fifths. This concept was brought to life by making it very practical. The easiest way to do this was to use the[Read More…]

by April 30, 2015 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