Articles by: Grade 7

Final Cake Sale for our Fantastic Grade 7s

Final Cake Sale for our Fantastic Grade 7s

In the last week our Grade 7s have crossed one of their final milestones. They had the tremendous opportunity to host the biggest Grade 7 Cake Sale ever seen in Sun Valley’s history. The school has certainly seen some big cake sales in its past but nothing quite on the scale as what the Grade 7s managed to accomplish. This[Read More…]

by December 3, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
Happy Days are here to stay!

Happy Days are here to stay!

Much celebration ensued as the Grade 7 learners of 2020 handed in their final assessment paper for primary school. What a great achievement that is considering the challenges they had to face this year. But, primary school is not yet over and much learning is yet to be done. The wonderful news, however, is that post assessment week, learning commenced[Read More…]

by November 19, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
Wonder on the World of Work

Wonder on the World of Work

Making learning relevant continues to be a Grade 7 Curriculum priority. We started this term off with the Baby project during which we gave learners just a sneak peek into the real world of parenting and we now end the term off with a glance into the world of work. “You mean to say I have to work the whole[Read More…]

by October 23, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
Yes Sir, TWO flour baby bags full Sir!

Yes Sir, TWO flour baby bags full Sir!

“Grade 7s, you are now parents!” The infamous phrase repeated each year as the teenagers of Sun Valley Primary begins their 2-week journey of parenthood.This year has been unlike any other experience. COVID-19 has put a lot of goals and plans on ice, and many of the events that have the ”usual-feel” have had to be modified to suit the[Read More…]

by September 3, 2020 Digital, Grade 7, Primary
An Open Letter to our Grade 7s

An Open Letter to our Grade 7s

As we reach the halfway mark in our Grade 7 year, the Grade 7 teachers would like to send out this ‘open letter’ to the Grade 7 students of 2020. Our Dearest Grade 7s It is with renewed hope that we look back at the year so far, a year with challenges none of us could have predicted, but a[Read More…]

by June 19, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
Capturing Lessons from Camp

Capturing Lessons from Camp

So what’s the fuss about camping, and why do teachers bother to go through the logistical, administrative and legislative schlep in order to take 131 energetic, hyped and some-times homesick kids on an excursion away from home and school? The answer is simple: this is where true learning happens. On camp young learners have the opportunity to grow through a[Read More…]

by March 5, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
The Servant Heart of a Leader

The Servant Heart of a Leader

Learning what it means to be an engaged leader who sets out to change the world is at the heart of the Grade 7 curriculum. This became evident at our recent Assembly held on Valentine’s day. Our Grade 7 learners shared how they have come to discover that leadership is not earned by or attributed to those who are respected for[Read More…]

by February 20, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
Stumped – South Africa’s Biodiversity Under Threat

Stumped – South Africa’s Biodiversity Under Threat

This week our Grade 7s had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Soetwater Environmental Centre where they were taught the importance of Cape Town’s vast biodiversity, biomes and ecology as well as the importance of conserving this splendid valley that we call home. Fish Hoek’s very own “Mr Lappies” and his associates took the helm in delivering the important message[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
Digging into Deep Learning

Digging into Deep Learning

We started our first day off with our Grade 7 students with a question “Why did you come to school today?” The answers, needless to say, was intriguing – and the most common answer was “cause my mom said I had to go”. Our theme for 2020 is Deep Learning which refers to valuable learning that sticks, but how on[Read More…]

by January 24, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
A Celebration of Dreams and Gratitude

A Celebration of Dreams and Gratitude

For the Grade 7 learners of 2019, the season of Primary School Education is almost over and the end of an amazing year is drawing to a close. With this in mind and with butterflies in their stomaches, our Grade 7 learners took to the stage one final time to celebrate the moments for which they were grateful. As they looked[Read More…]

by December 2, 2019 Grade 7, Primary