Articles by: Grade 5

A day in the life of a Chacma Baboon

A day in the life of a Chacma Baboon

The Grade 5’s have been diving deep into the research and knowledge about our infamous trouble-making primate: the Chacma Baboon that roams across the vast majority of the Cape Peninsula.       This research task has allowed for our children to expand their digital learning experience by using their iPads in assisting them with research and the gathering of relevant data, such as[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Digital, Grade 5, Primary
Conquering CONTOURS!

Conquering CONTOURS!

Our Grade 5’s have recently tackled the challenging concept of contour lines. This is no easy task, it takes perseverance and intense group planning. We decided that the only way to conquer the concept was to tackle it in true Sun Valley fashion: getting hands on. The Grade 5’s were delighted to hear that they would be creating South Africa[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Festival Fever

Festival Fever

Sun Valley ventured North to attend three different festivals over the weekend. Brackenfell, Gene Louw and Panorama were the setting for our athletes, whereby they took part in almost a full day of fixtures. Brackenfell was host to our first team Netball, Hockey and Rugby teams. Our boys and girls showed amazing commitment; some even had to run from one sporting code[Read More…]

by August 7, 2018 Sport
Fearsome Fast Five

Fearsome Fast Five

The Fast Five netball tournament made Sun Valley the place to be! Eight teams participated in the fast-paced, modified netball challenge. From Fish Hoek, Wynberg and Reddam from the South to Beaumont and Kenridge from the North.  It was non-stop rounds of 4 minutes per quarter of back to back games, in which teams needed to show some real character and[Read More…]

by August 7, 2018 Sport
GRATITUDE in WORDS

GRATITUDE in WORDS

Writer’s week was a week of expressing gratitude within our class, co-operative groups and our Grade. Each person wrote two things that they are grateful for about each member in their group. They were encouraged to take the time to think and be honest with their words.   Little did they groups know, they had to present what they had[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Sticks for KICKS!

Sticks for KICKS!

Term 3 has started off with a bang for our Hockey teams as they show some masterclass skill, not only in their matches, but at their weekly practices too.  Our coaches have been putting in the hard yards, getting the young athletes ready for their up and coming fixtures. Our matches have proven to be incredibly exciting. The atmosphere was[Read More…]

by August 1, 2018 Primary, Sport
Back to Term 3 with a BANG!

Back to Term 3 with a BANG!

After a very exciting and successful Term 2, the Grade 5s can look forward to an action packed term; filled with wonderful learning, exciting outdoor field trips, and the anticipation of receiving their pen license for the very first time. The term has started off with a BANG and the excitement was absolutely unreal throughout the Grade 5 corridors on the first[Read More…]

by July 26, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
That’s a WRAP!

That’s a WRAP!

What a term it has been! Our Grade 5’s have been very busy indeed. A few activities that stood out for our Grade 5’s were our Bhongolethu visit, the Science Centre visit, our Creature Project, the Surname Project, Nightlife and of course our Assessment week. The Bhongolethu kids were overwhelmed by the generosity and the empathy that our Grade 5’s[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5s become Paleontologists for a day!

Grade 5s become Paleontologists for a day!

The Grade 5s have been studying fossils and how they are formed. We were given an amazing opportunity to visit the Cape Town Science Center, where we got to put into practice all that we learned about in class. There was great excitement when the children got to look for fossils and draw what they saw on various grids. During our[Read More…]

by June 4, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5s DIVE DEEP into the fascinating world of CREATURES!

Grade 5s DIVE DEEP into the fascinating world of CREATURES!

The Grade 5 students have been hard at work this term researching various types of creatures that call soil their HOME. Each student had the choice of researching one of four types of creatures that we have been learning about in our classrooms this term; the dung beetle, the ant, the earthworm and snail. The Grade 5s were super excited and enthusiastic[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Grade 5, Primary