Articles by: Grade 5

A modern play on SHADUFS

A modern play on SHADUFS

The Grade 5s have been hard at work this term learning about the similarities and differences between two major capitals Cape Town (South Africa) and Cairo (Egypt). They had a number of assessments this term; from essay writing to creating 3D projects that involved them applying their new found knowledge.       Their first task they had to complete[Read More…]

by December 3, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Gritty Grade 5s Get ready for Grade 6!

Gritty Grade 5s Get ready for Grade 6!

We had the great privilege and honour in celebrating our Grade 5s GRITTY Achievements at their Grit Awards Ceremony. On this special day our Grade 5 families could revisit all the awesome memories that we have shared this year and had a chance to step back from the hustle and bustle of life to see how far each child has come[Read More…]

by November 19, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Tenacious Tennis Stars

Tenacious Tennis Stars

Term Four Tennis has been exceptionally successful with some fantastic results and performances across the board.  Many of our Tennis Players are multi-talented and find themselves playing a variety of Sport. This variety allows their general ball skills to continually develop. It has been pleasing to see their GRIT on display all season long. Our U11A Team has ended off the[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 Sport
Sensational Sun Valley Cricket Season

Sensational Sun Valley Cricket Season

What a term it has been for Sun Valley Cricket! Cricket has gone from strength to strength in recent years, with 2018 being no exception as we continued trailblazing our way to the top with phenomenal, consistent results throughout the season.                   Our cricket has come a long way and we are[Read More…]

by November 11, 2018 Sport, Uncategorized
District Six: EXPLORING our PAST

District Six: EXPLORING our PAST

The Grade 5s are learning about the causes and consequences of the Apartheid movement. We are focusing on the District Six community and how land capture by the suppressive government affected thousands of households that were forced to move to the Cape Flats and township areas.     The Grade 5 teachers are teaching the boys and girls the importance of multicultural education[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Taking on Term Four

Taking on Term Four

The excitement is real as our Grade 5s enter Term 4. The end is near for these little legends as they prepare for some adventures ahead.   In Term 4, our boys and girls can expect some awesome, yet challenging tasks. For example, the Shaduf Project, traveling on the Red Bus Tour around Cape Town and learning about the history[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Slick Pro-Cricket Skills

Slick Pro-Cricket Skills

The Annual Pro-Skills Cricket Tournament powered by All Rounder Academy, DP and Peter Butner Sports took place on a blustery day on Friday.    This popular event was attended by many of our local schools and clubs. The participants included Fish Hoek, Kronendal, Bergvliet, All Rounder Cricket Academy and more.   The afternoon included a competition at various skill specific[Read More…]

by October 17, 2018 Sport, Uncategorized
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