Articles by: Grade R

A MAGICAL trip for little people!

A MAGICAL trip for little people!

Our little cherubs were whisked of to the College of Magic this week. It was phenomenal to see the wonder and excitement in their eyes. They were happy to listen to Professor Bayle and even more in awe to see what he could do. They learned about juggling, rabbits out of  hats and also that a Magician is actually a profession. Needless to say that[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Life’s a Fairytale in Grade R!

Life’s a Fairytale in Grade R!

Term 4 is the name and Fairytales and Fantasies are the game down at Sunbird! This exciting theme is serving to ignite our children’s imaginations and to transform the pre-school into a dynamic world of make-believe. Using Julia Donaldson’s acclaimed children’s book ‘The Troll’ as a launchpad, we’ve spent the past two weeks focusing on Pirates and Trolls and the[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
3…2…1… Blast Off!

3…2…1… Blast Off!

Our space theme was based on our setbook, “There’s No Place Like Space”. It was definitely a theme that was well explored, had no limits and was loved by all. Circle Time was the highlight of the day as the children got to think out of the box about all that lay beyond what the eye could see. Their imaginations were[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Our Little Gems Explore the Scratch Patch

Our Little Gems Explore the Scratch Patch

We took our precious preschoolers to the Scratch Patch to explore the semi precious stones. The girls went separate from the boys and we loved watching how different they were. The girls enjoyed looking at colours and washing these beautiful stones in the water. They oohed and aaahed over each stone and then decided weather they are worthy to go[Read More…]

by September 23, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Assembling an Assembly

Assembling an Assembly

“What is an assembly?” and “What happens during an assembly?” were just two of the many questions asked and investigated at Sunbird over the last few weeks.  Children learned new songs with accompanying actions, paying close attention to teachers’ direction.  They practised walk-on and walk-off drills, remembered places in line, knew exactly where to stand on stage.  So much excitement, performing[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Learning to tie laces in Grade R: We’re ‘knot’ giving up!

Learning to tie laces in Grade R: We’re ‘knot’ giving up!

“Criss cross and go under the bridge then you’ve got to pull it tight. Make a loop but keep a long tail, thats how to do it right! Then you take the other string and wrap it around the loop, pull it through the hole Now you’ve got the laces scoop!” Down at Sunbird, we know that getting ready for[Read More…]

by August 20, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Friday FUN!

Friday FUN!

There’s nothing like ending off the week on a good note. Fun Friday is one of Sunbird’s most exciting days. The children look forward to bringing their bikes to school as well as enjoying a treat at the end of the day, courtesy of the Bakers of the week. Bike time is a real treat, while mastering the art of balancing[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
We’re Hopping Mad about Pond Life in Grade R!

We’re Hopping Mad about Pond Life in Grade R!

The past two weeks have seen our Sunbirdies learning all about pond life, as we continue our study of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. Our budding farmers have transformed into budding pond-dippers as the children have discovered the wonders of this underwater ecosystem through storytelling, song, baking, movement, art and of course, play!              [Read More…]

by June 7, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
WINTER Is A Time For FUN!

WINTER Is A Time For FUN!

Sunbirdies view every day as a great big adventure. Rough weather is an invitation to use our imaginations and have fun. What do we do when the weather turns cold, wet and icy? We wear our winter woollies and bright scarves of course.   We pretend to wear our rain hats and dance in the rain.        [Read More…]

by June 7, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Old Mac Sunbird had a FARM!

Old Mac Sunbird had a FARM!

The past few weeks at Sunbird have been extremely exciting. The playground has been turned into a farmyard. Our set book ‘Farmer Duck’ lent itself to teaching our children all about farms, farm animals as well as farming. Our sensory play was an absolute hit as the children loved getting stuck into the tub filled with different material each week[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary