Articles by: Grade 7

Nurturing seriously CURIOUS scientific minds

Nurturing seriously CURIOUS scientific minds

It is that time of year again, as the Grade 7’s put their best Science-foot forward and begin asking fascinating questions.They’ve been hard at work these past 2 weeks; collectively wondering, questioning, designing, hypothesising and testing these wonders of the world. This process has been one of discovery and excitement, with some very interesting and thought provoking questions being put[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 7 Camp – The ultimate outdoor adventure!

Grade 7 Camp – The ultimate outdoor adventure!

Excitement filled the air as students arrived at High Africa in Roberston, a magnificient venue on the bank of the Breede River. This is an ideal outdoor experience for Grade 7 learners who get to experience nature and their beautiful surroundings away from the business of city life and any digital distractions. Students were met with the warm and welcoming smiles of the[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Soetwater FUN!

Soetwater FUN!

The Grade 7s have been dealing with our Earth and spent a day learning about Soetwater’s diverse rocky shore ecosystem. Luckily they were blessed with beautiful weather and excitedly set out to explore their surroundings. They were first taught by Mr Lappies, the importance of preserving the different biomes and how we all can minimise our impact on our planet.[Read More…]

by March 2, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

Ask just about any adult who loves to read where their love for reading was birthed and they will tell you that a signifiant adult in their life, often a parent or teacher, use to read to them. So often these stories would be accompanied by fond memories of the cracking of the spine of a book or the smell[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Poetry to Mend the Teenage Mind

Poetry to Mend the Teenage Mind

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.” — William Wordsworth The teenage mind is always bombarded with questions, emotional uproar and spiritual turmoil. Poetry has the ability to allow our teens to let these feeling spontaneously overflow without any feelings of guilt, shame or judgement and allows them to think[Read More…]

by November 20, 2017 Grade 7, Primary
Grade Sevens have “The Talk”

Grade Sevens have “The Talk”

Generations of parents have cringed with anxiety thinking about the day that their kids reach the age where it is time to have “the talk.” As kids transition from childhood into their teenage years, their bodies change, as do their natural desires and curiosities. Parents who choose to ignore it leave their children alone in the wilderness, uninformed and learning[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 Grade 7, Primary
Student Leadership Training: Our E-Colours

Student Leadership Training: Our E-Colours

Sun Valley Primary staff continue to pay it forward as they endeavour to remain committed to growing confident and effective student leaders. This week the Grade 4 teachers shared their knowledge and skills with the 48 Grade 7 Student Leaders during a workshop on E-colours. Students were made aware of the impact of their E-Colours on their roles and responsibility as[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Grade 7, Primary
Rocking ROCK POOL Study

Rocking ROCK POOL Study

The Grade 7’s thoroughly enjoyed their outing to Soetwater Environmental Education Centre. The rock pool study proved incredibly interesting. Searching for life amongst the seaweed proved to be quite a challenge for the graceful hands of our lovely ladies who felt that anything that crawls was a ‘gogga’. The bird watching was fascinating where we identified different types of birds.[Read More…]

by March 26, 2017 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 7 Job Shadowing

Grade 7 Job Shadowing

Our Grade 7 students embarked on a solo educational experience today in order to learn about a particular occupation or profession that might be suitable for a future career choice. Students were teamed up with experienced workers who were able to mentor them throughout the day, peak their curiosity, answer their myriad of questions and, most importantly, provide the opportunity for them[Read More…]

by November 25, 2016 Grade 7
Grade 7 Baby Project

Grade 7 Baby Project

This project was introduced to our children on the 26th of August. It is designed to demonstrate the responsibilities, commitments and accountability involved in managing a family and a baby. Developing sound relationships through effective communication and excellent conflict management are key tools for good parenting and family nurturing. Partners were selected as divine intervention intended, with names drawn out of a hat.  [Read More…]

by September 15, 2016 Grade 7