Articles by: Grade R

It’s a wonderful world in Grade R!

It’s a wonderful world in Grade R!

What does a “normal” day look like in Grade R? Well, there is simply no such thing! From the varied activities to the special dress up days and outings, our little sunbirds are constantly met with different experiences and opportunities! Each couple of weeks sees a new theme introduced and our children’s minds and bodies are engaged and challenged as[Read More…]

by May 15, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Outreach: Charity begins at home

Outreach: Charity begins at home

Having just completed Term one’s outreach collection for the children at Nuwerus Napier After-School Centre, the lesson of giving and sharing couldn’t be more clear. The Nuwerus Napier After-School Centre is Sunbird’s outreach centre of choice. It is a centre for toddlers right up to teenagers. This center provides a safe and secure after-school environment for the children. The children[Read More…]

by April 17, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Exploring our Environment through Play

Exploring our Environment through Play

Every day in Grade R is an adventure. We learn using all our senses while we play – see, touch, smell, taste, listen. The day is filled with movement as the children also engage the near senses, the Proprio- and Vestibular senses. We add a variety of movements on the Walk-it Circuit to stimulate the children’s interest – walk it,[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
The Sunbirds went to sea sea sea, to see what they could see see see…

The Sunbirds went to sea sea sea, to see what they could see see see…

Last week saw our Sunbirdies venturing away from HOME for the first time this year. After a week spent learning about the five senses in the classroom, it was time for the Grade R’s to gain some real life experience to go along with the new knowledge they had acquired. And what better way to experience ones senses to the[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
The Home of Love

The Home of Love

Love is in the air down at Sunbird. The Grade R’s all agreed that Valentine’s Day is like any other day in Sunbird, except for the Valentine’s Day colour scheme. The teachers set the fun-loving mood for everyone and actively participated in sharing the love. This enthusiastic group of teachers were challenged by all the beautiful faces that came to[Read More…]

by February 15, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Healthy Brains, Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

Healthy Brains, Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

As part of the Sun Valley Group of Schools, Sunbird Pre-Primary is a brain based school. Our environment and the structures that we put in place encourage optimal brain development. Nutrition plays a key role in developing strong and healthy brains, minds and bodies. Children have important dietary needs to support continued growth and development. They require macro nutrients such[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Coming HOME

Coming HOME

Looking into the eyes of our new children on the first day of school felt like coming home. Our little ones have already crept so deeply into our hearts. There’s a buzz, there’s excitement, and the few tears early in the morning soon dry and transform into happy laughter. We have had a full week getting to know the children[Read More…]

by January 22, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Still Playing With Purpose in Grade R

Still Playing With Purpose in Grade R

As our year is winding down and we see how our little ones are growing up in front of our eyes, we are still playing with purpose. We are so happy to experience the Sunbirdies playing “old fashioned and traditional games”, which in today’s fast paced society, has become a rare sight. They play hopscotch and love the feeling of[Read More…]

by November 28, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
The End is Near, Roll on Big School!

The End is Near, Roll on Big School!

Our Sunbirdies are nearly ready to fly off to big school! Continuing with our fantasy and fairytale theme, we have been making fairy houses… (which even the boys enjoyed designing!) Parents: maybe this could even be used as a hotel for the tooth fairy who is visiting our little ones quite often these days. We have also had loads of[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Gardening Up a Storm

Gardening Up a Storm

The Mini-Garden Club What an amazing experience we had, digging our little fingers into soil, mixing, sifting, patting, moulding and squishing. After selecting a tray each, our Mini-Gardeners filled them with the soil that they had prepared. First a large stone was selected as focal point for the gardens. Then, the children selected a number of plants which they creatively[Read More…]

by September 21, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary