Articles by: Grade 7

Math – Exponentially much more fun!

Math – Exponentially much more fun!

Mathematics has the power to change lives. We take this phrase very seriously and don’t just see it as a “fun” slogan that has been designed to propel ones learning. We base our entire way of educating processes on this phrase and this has propelled us into our very first Maths Talent Development Conference for Grade 7, 2019.  To understand[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Who’s got the vibe?

Who’s got the vibe?

In any school, leadership is critical, as is the inclusion of students as part of that leadership. The position of “Inter-house  Cheerleaders” is a position of responsibility and one which provides an important connection between pupils, peers and friends. As for bringing the “Gees”, aka the vibe, at the swimming Gala – well, that’s just part of parcel of the[Read More…]

by January 31, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Market Day!

Market Day!

Robert Kiyosaki in his book “Rich Dad Smart Kid” said, “All of us need to pay attention when our bankers ask for our financial statements instead of our report cards.” As teachers and parents we need to be preparing our children for a real world – a life after school, where financial intelligence is required in a country like SA,[Read More…]

by November 19, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Slowly does it – Students Growing Wealth in a Digital Age

Slowly does it – Students Growing Wealth in a Digital Age

In a microwave society of instant gratification and rapid results, young learners need to be guided to discover that some things take time. Part of this process is teaching them that good financial heath takes time and that money is not grown in ATM’s. As teachers we see the importance of teaching children to budget, how to save for those[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 Digital, Grade 7, Primary
Developing Dedicated Deducers

Developing Dedicated Deducers

As educators it is not only our responsibility to teach the required curriculum content, but to challenge new methods and explore a range of strategies that allow children who are more mathematically competent and gifted to develop an understanding of how the mathematics they have learned is going to help them in a particular context. To this end, one student[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Equating the Value of ALGEBRA

Equating the Value of ALGEBRA

This term we dove into a new and exciting section of Mathematics: Algebra. New, in the sense that for the first time ever at Sun Valley Primary School, the Grade 7 students were given the task to create an iMovie explaining what Algebra is. For the first time they were tasked to digitally verbalise and create their own unique understanding[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 Digital, Grade 7, Primary
Empathy and Gratitude in practise!

Empathy and Gratitude in practise!

Jubilation abounded as the Grade 7 students finally concluded their journey as the parent of a 2,5kg Flour Baby today. Many expressed their gratitude towards parents and loved ones who cared for, nurtured and agonised over them over the past 12 to 13 years of their lives. They also expressed gratitude for being young and carefree with a whole world[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 7 Writer’s Day

Grade 7 Writer’s Day

Over the last few weeks much emphasise has been placed on Short Story writing in Grade Seven. In preparation for writing their own short stories, we focused on character development and analysed the parts of a short story. They kept journal entries daily, taking notes of others idiosyncrasies. On Wednesday for Writers Day, the Grade 7s excitedly started working on[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Leading L.A.M.B.’s

Leading L.A.M.B.’s

At school, as in any large organisation, leadership is critical. Students are part of that team of leaders that makes a good school, a great one. The position of “Pupil Leader” is a position of responsibility and one which provides an important connection between pupils and staff. Our top 48 Grade 7 pupil leaders recently had a guided tour into[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
MAPPING our way to LEARNING

MAPPING our way to LEARNING

In a 2013 report on maps and education, National Geographic concluded, “Spatial thinking is arguably one the most important ways of thinking for a child to develop as he or she grows. … A student who has acquired robust spatial thinking skills is at an advantage in our increasingly global and technical society.” It is with this desired outcome in[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Grade 7, Primary