Articles by: Grade R

Rumble in the Jungle in Grade R

Rumble in the Jungle in Grade R

Spring is finally here! Our Sunbirdies fittingly started fresh with a brand new theme, “Everything Jungle”. We are enjoying our set work book “The Great Kapok Tree” . The Grade R’s are learning about many strange and wonderful animals and plants found all over the jungles of the world. Our children are blossoming and growing as they show off their creative ability during[Read More…]

by September 6, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
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‘Eggscapades’ in Grade R

Although we are the teachers, it would be wise to remember that children can also do the teaching. At Sunbird we were so “egg-cited” when one of our little bodies brought a basket full of eggs as it gave us a great opportunity to learn about different eggs. Quite honestly, we also learned to have compassion for these two-legged fowls! With a book[Read More…]

by August 24, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

What fun our Sunbirdies are having exploring our wonderful world. First we travelled with Oscar and Hoo and learned all about deserts. A desert is a desolate place with very little rainfall, and can be hot (like the Sahara Desert) or cold (like Antarctica). The children love learning about all the different kinds of animals and plants that are able[Read More…]

by August 12, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Feeling our Way into Term Three

Feeling our Way into Term Three

After an awesome three week holiday, we are back in full force. The children are enjoying reconnecting with friends. We have some new items that need exploring, and while we walk around, we come across some new blue textured floor mats. Our Sunbirdies described feeling many different sensations. As the rain keeps us confined indoors, we use our new PlusPlus to build exciting[Read More…]

by July 27, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Fun at Fantastic Funscapes

Fun at Fantastic Funscapes

During Funscapes we played non-stop. There were four fantastic clubs on offer. Our Free Club was so fully packed with activities that our children did not mind the stormy weather outside. Children are naturally adventurous and the rain could not keep them inside. They “skated on ice”, “danced in the rain” during music and movement time and made rain sounds with instruments.[Read More…]

by June 23, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
The Kings of Our Castles

The Kings of Our Castles

Shapes, beautiful shapes. Cylinders and semi-circles, triangles and rectangles, squares and arches. Pack them all neatly and they form a cube. Add a group of children, a bagful of imagination, a spadeful of ingenuity and you have a whole world. Big blocks and little blocks, squares and triangles, rectangles and semi-circles, arches and cylinders in ever-changing patterns, ever-evolving constructions, ever-new worlds. Sit back[Read More…]

by June 9, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Facing our Fears Together in Grade R

Facing our Fears Together in Grade R

What an experience! We had the ladies from Mini Mo here to teach us about some pretty amazing reptiles. The visit was not only fun, educational and highly entertaining, but also somewhat therapeutic when the kids had the opportunity to touch these wonderful creatures. It was great to see these little ones overcome their reptile fears when they had the[Read More…]

by May 24, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary, Uncategorized
‘Eggsential’ Play

‘Eggsential’ Play

So why is it so important for little cherubs to play? Well, when we are young, playing is a full time occupation! We learn about life, how things work, what the right words are for certain objects and we learn to work together in a (sometimes) volatile situation… without egg on our face! Old sayings are sometimes foreign to our children and[Read More…]

by May 11, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
The Importance of Being “Someone Else”

The Importance of Being “Someone Else”

At Sunbird we place as much importance on learning to get along with one another as we do laying the foundation for learning to read, write and doing formal Mathematics. How we get along with others determines our future success and happiness. Fantasy play outside or in the classroom is serious business. Vital learning occurs while our children pretend to[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
All Creatures Great and Small in Grade R

All Creatures Great and Small in Grade R

Sunbird is back in action and better than ever, after a much deserved break. This term we are learning about all creatures great and small, starting with our pets. The set work book for this theme is “Pudding: Will You Be My Friend?“, by Pippa Goodhart and Charlotte Jayne Church. Our children have been experimenting with texture and are very proud[Read More…]

by April 13, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary