Articles by: Grade R

Grade R Learn Through Play

Grade R Learn Through Play

What a fun-filled few weeks it has been in Grade R. We have been learning all about dinosaurs and the weather, and now we are learning all about how to be safe within our environment. Our Sunbirdies have been learning how to look after themselves in public areas. What does the red mean on the traffic light? Can I walk[Read More…]

by November 6, 2014 Grade R
Mixing Mud and Dancing with Dinosaurs in Grade R

Mixing Mud and Dancing with Dinosaurs in Grade R

This term is going to be a whirlwind with loads of activities on the cards. Shazam! We started the term exploring new areas in our garden and will continue to add interesting places for the children to investigate. Please remember your children learn through play, so the dirtier they are at the end of the day, the more they have[Read More…]

by October 22, 2014 Grade R
Winding down ‘at the beach’ in Grade R

Winding down ‘at the beach’ in Grade R

Firstly, a huge thank to all our Sunbirdies for a great assembly. You all rocked! In addition, thanks to all the moms and dads for providing some awesome 80’s clothes…your style came shining through. During the last week and a half, we have been learning about the beach. Our children have made some beautiful art such as seahorses, sand castles[Read More…]

by October 12, 2014 Grade R
Under the Sea and To The Beach with Grade R

Under the Sea and To The Beach with Grade R

What fun to dive down into the deep and meet up with sea creatures, weird and wonderful. From silly seahorses, wallowing whales, and awesome anemones, to smiley sharks and clickety crabs. Our Art Centre has been abuzz with activity and our children have created all sorts of gorgeous artworks, such as delightful seascapes, elegant octopi (sometimes even with eight legs)[Read More…]

by September 17, 2014 Grade R

Feathered Friends meet up with Creepy Crawlies in Grade R

This week started out with a whole lot of fun on Monday when the children came dressed up in Spring Bling. It has been a busy time at Sunbird as our children learn about Birds and Garden Creatures. Our Sunbirdies made delightful art in our Art Centre. Some of these creations are displayed in our classrooms and Art Area. The[Read More…]

by September 4, 2014 Grade R
Grade R’s learn about all things Wild and Wonderful

Grade R’s learn about all things Wild and Wonderful

Over the past two weeks we have been having fun talking about animals – both farm and wild. We sang and danced through Old MacDonald’s farm and played with pigs, chickens and cows. During chicken making activity, the children had to press down hard while drawing with pastels to make their paper plates brightly coloured. After a while one said to[Read More…]

by August 21, 2014 Grade R
Fabulous Fantasies and Precious Pets

Fabulous Fantasies and Precious Pets

What a wonderful wild ride we have had at Sunbird these last two weeks! Last week we made dragons, crowns and wands, designed castle cakes and ate them, were introduced to Mozart’s The Magic Flute, gazed in awe at bubbling brews, dressed up to the nines and played at being fantastical. This week we are talking about our precious pets and discovering some[Read More…]

by August 6, 2014 Grade R
Welcome Back to all our Sunbirdies

Welcome Back to all our Sunbirdies

Wow, it’s the third term already! Welcome back to all our old friends and a special welcome to all our new Sunbirdies. This term, our Big Idea is LET’S TALK. The Art Centre has been buzzing with activity as the children have been getting back into the swing of things – hands and all. We are familiarising ourselves with the[Read More…]

by July 23, 2014 Grade R
Opposites Attract And All That at Sunbird

Opposites Attract And All That at Sunbird

The banter around the playground is full of comparisons as the children grasp the concept of comparing actions and objects during playtime. We are exploring High and Low, Wet and Dry, Happy and Sad… and many more. In the Art Centre, messy art produced comparative work. Big and Small box construction and Black and White painting and drawing were some of[Read More…]

by June 19, 2014 Grade R
Octagons, Nonagons, Decagons ….. and “Hendekagons” at Sunbird Pre-Primary

Octagons, Nonagons, Decagons ….. and “Hendekagons” at Sunbird Pre-Primary

What a fun-filled week we are having.  Numbers have extended into shapes and our Sunbirdies have loved learning about all the forms around them.  Our ‘shape’ song has been learnt and sung every day.  From 3D shapes to art transformations, the children have been imitating shapes….and even created their own new ones. We discovered the ‘humble-lellogram’ and the ‘squashed square’.[Read More…]

by June 5, 2014 Grade R