Articles by: Grade 7

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
Making Meaning with Maths

Making Meaning with Maths

Grade 7 Engineers and Constructors are hard at work as they set out to design and construct a 3 dimensional model of the most prestigious “Raphael Sol Art & History Museum,” a building designed to be a replica of “The Lourve” in Paris, with a uniquely South African, rectangular based pyramid feel. The planning of the museum’s construction is extensive and requires[Read More…]

by August 19, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Flour Baby Project Kicks Off

Flour Baby Project Kicks Off

Every year out Grade 7 students take on the infamous task of the Baby Project, a task closely associated with fun, laughter, responsibility and on occasion some mild annoyance. This year is no exception, our students were keen to tackle the task. The various Grade 7 partners now carrying the titles of “Mom” and “Dad” dived into the task to[Read More…]

by July 23, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
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