Articles by: 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
Sunbird: Grade R – Colour Burst

Sunbird: Grade R – Colour Burst

This week has seen the creation of secondary colours.  The children have enjoyed mixing the primary colours to see what happens.  Their reactions were priceless when they realized they were ‘making magic’.       Our rainbow art was a hit, as the children had to ‘complete’ a rainbow, while listening to the “Rainbow song” on the ipad. During Science, the kiddies experimented[Read More…]

by May 23, 2014 Grade R
Sunbird: Grade R – Feeding our Senses

Sunbird: Grade R – Feeding our Senses

What an exciting week! We are having so much fun watching enraptured little faces as they immerse their hands into sensory buckets and explore wet and squishy beads one moment and dry, smooth and cold beads the next. Once they have enough of exploring with their hands, out come the spoons and bowls and they start scooping and pouring, keeping[Read More…]

by May 14, 2014 Grade R
SUNBIRD:  Grade R  –  Travelers and Designers

SUNBIRD: Grade R – Travelers and Designers

Wow! What a fun week it has been so far! After a relaxing week off, we came straight back into the business and excitement of Grade R. Our “Country” theme has continued, so our Sunbirdies have been traveling the world…China, Italy, Australia – they just don’t stop! They even got to make Chinese lanterns and try some delicious stir-fry made[Read More…]

by May 6, 2014 Grade R
SVPS:  Grade R – Around the World

SVPS: Grade R – Around the World

Our Easter Bonnet Parade was a huge success. Thank you to all the parents for your creative and delicious bonnets, the children had a blast! Here are some pictures of all the fun. Now that the sugar rush is over, we have begun our journey Around the World, starting with our own South Africa, then Greece and India, with a[Read More…]

by April 23, 2014 Grade R
SUNBIRD:  Grade R  –  Easter Reminder

SUNBIRD: Grade R – Easter Reminder

REMINDER: Our Easter Bonnet Parade will take place tomorrow morning at 8.15 am – 9 am. All are welcome to come and watch our Sunbirdies parade through the pre-school with their Easter Bonnets. Bonnets are to be made at home and need to have an Easter theme. Have a blessed Easter Weekend and return back to us safely. Love from the[Read More…]

by April 16, 2014 Grade R