Articles by: Grade 7

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
No Edge in Edging Forward into Assessments

No Edge in Edging Forward into Assessments

The grade 7 students have been hard at work preparing for their upcoming final exams. Added to the fact that the exams often contain a little bit more intrinsic pressure and excitement, it is also this grades’ last time writing at Sun Valley Primary School. The students have been put through their paces in the weeks leading up to the[Read More…]

by November 18, 2019 Uncategorized
Painting with Poetry in Grade 7

Painting with Poetry in Grade 7

This past week he Grade 7s have been working on something special…the writing of their own poems. The instructions were simple: “Create your own unique poem.” Despite the simplicity of the instruction, the task was much more difficult to tackle. Suddenly our kids had to choose what was of great importance to them, something that they could pour their hearts[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Legendary Entrepreneurs!

Legendary Entrepreneurs!

This week our Grade 7s hosted a very successful annual Market Day. After seven incredible years at Sun Valley, this group of students spent three gruelling weeks planning, organising, budgeting and dreaming about the ‘big day’. Market Day is a little way to say thank you to the staff, the students and to the school as a whole for an[Read More…]

by October 10, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Consulting with the Specialists

Consulting with the Specialists

These past few weeks our Grade 7s have been lucky enough to have been visited by some brilliant guest speakers that offered truly brilliant insight into our current curriculum and activities being covered in class. These guest speakers are specialists in their selected fields.  The information provided by our specialists played specific roles in our students recent classroom activities. As[Read More…]

by September 8, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
A Compelling True Story of Grit: The Children of Willesden Lane

A Compelling True Story of Grit: The Children of Willesden Lane

Grade 7 students (and their Flour Babies) got to experience compelling storytelling at its best during their recent field trip to the Cape Town City Hall to watch Mona Golabek, a Grand Pianist from America, perform and tell the story of her mother.  She describes her mother, Lisa, as her best friend and teacher, not just of piano; but also of[Read More…]

by August 23, 2019 Grade 7, Primary