Articles by: Grade 7

Afrikaans Co-operative Study Groups

Afrikaans Co-operative Study Groups

Co-operative learning continues to be a pivotal structure in Grade 7, even during Assessment Week. This ‘home’ of learning not only makes learning more enjoyable and interactive, but also allows for peer-teaching which results in better long term retention and a broadening of perspectives. Gathering in study groups to rehearse work aloud helps students to develop competence in memory, attention, sequencing of words,[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Robots Invade Sun Valley Primary School!

Robots Invade Sun Valley Primary School!

It is a sign of technology advancing when spherical-robots are accessible by the touch of a digital pad. No longer are we resigned to seeing these cute little roller-balls communicating with Luke Skywalker through a galactic adventure. We now have the opportunity ourselves to pioneer new creative pathways in education and teleport ourselves into the future of problem-solving. The Grade[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 Digital, Grade 7, Primary
Tackling our Mountain to test Knowledge and Grit

Tackling our Mountain to test Knowledge and Grit

This week, Grade Seven Hall and Meyer tackled Table Mountain in the pursuit of education! Waking earlier and leaving before 07:30, our Grade 7s arrived at the base of Constantia Nek’s Table Mountain Hiking Trail. The task was monolithic to say the least, with some of the steps reaching half the size of our kids. Despite this, our little legends[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Grade SEVEN Challenge Camp

Grade SEVEN Challenge Camp

It is no doubt that the annual Grade Seven camp is one of the highlights on the Grade 7 calendar. This fun-filled three days is hosted at High Africa in the scenic Breede River Valley. This camp is supervised by qualified personnel to ensure a high standard of safety and service is offered to our students. The programme at High Africa[Read More…]

by March 6, 2019 Grade 7, Uncategorized
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