Articles by: shaun.tuohy

M.A.R.E Ignition Outing Rocked

M.A.R.E Ignition Outing Rocked

Our Ignition outing to the Marine Research Institute at UCT, was spectacular. After arriving at the Institute, we were met by a very welcoming team of presenters  –  all responsible for different stations on marine life. The pupils were divided into groups and moved to the different stations, on a rotational basis, after 30 minutes of informative, fun lessons. Station 1 included a slide show[Read More…]

by September 19, 2013 Grade 4
Funscapes

Funscapes

Last night the wind was blowing and the rain was pouring down. Funscapes tomorrow – oh dear! The staff had prepared so well and the children were excited. Let’s hold thumbs…True to Sun Valley tradition, “’n boer maak ‘n plan” and Funscapes today turned out to be a great success despite the weather. There were clubs to meet everyone’s taste![Read More…]

by August 15, 2013 Grade 4
67 minutes of Service for Madiba

67 minutes of Service for Madiba

To celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday today, the Grade 4s were called to contribute 67 minutes of community service. After the entire Sun Valley Group of Schools sang Happy Birthday to Madiba on the netball courts,  we made our way, rubbish bags in hand, to do a bit of litter cleanup in front of the school. I have never known the pupils to[Read More…]

by July 18, 2013 Grade 4
Care Counsellors and Reflection Monitors

Care Counsellors and Reflection Monitors

We have voted our new Grade 4 Care Counsellors and Reflection Monitors. Here they are:   Looking forward to working with you…  

by July 18, 2013 Grade 4
Straight to work in Grade 4

Straight to work in Grade 4

After three weeks break it was good to be back in our classes with eager-to-get-to-work pupils ready for action. Group work is an important aspect of our grade. Pupils are taught to work with each other and be resposible for their peers’ learning as well as their own. Pupils did a task where they had to teach each other the functions of[Read More…]

by July 18, 2013 Grade 4
End of Term Two

End of Term Two

How time flies. Can you believe that half the year has come and gone. It has been a busy and successful term. Lots was learned and achieved. The pupils enjoyed their outdoor activities as well as the lessons in class, COW (Computers on Wheels and IPads), Interchange and Sport. Don’t forget our pupils in the play, Snow White. Well done[Read More…]

by June 21, 2013 Grade 4
Grade 4 – Conservation all the Way

Grade 4 – Conservation all the Way

Outdoor Education forms a huge part of the Grade 4 curriculum. In Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, we learn all about the Cape Dune System – how dunes are formed, different types of dunes, how people destroy dunes, as well as the animals and plants that live in them. In continuing with learning all about the Cape Dune System, our Grade[Read More…]

by June 19, 2013 Grade 4
Grade 4s in Snow White

Grade 4s in Snow White

After many months of practice, the school play, Snow White is well underway and sadly, nearing its finale. It is certainly entertaining to see the pupils’ creative and acting talents besides their academic and sport abilities, shine through. The pupils have been so eager and excited to perform their parts. Whether they were dancing bears or dancing mushrooms, they embraced the characters, giving[Read More…]

by June 18, 2013 Grade 4
Digital Time in Grade 4

Digital Time in Grade 4

Learning how to tell the time in words, digitally and analogue is done extensively in the first two terms of the year. Pupils are taught to convert analogue to digital time and to write down the time displayed on a clock. Pupils had an opportunity to do a time activity on the iPads which they found far more fun and exciting than the usual[Read More…]

by June 6, 2013 Grade 4
Dune Study in Grade 4: Model Making

Dune Study in Grade 4: Model Making

To consolidate our study of the dunes, each student had to make a model of the dunes we had studied, out of play dough. Each child needed to provide their own dough and a piece of hard cardboard/plywood for this activity. Various items, lying around the house, were required to create an attractive 3D model. Pupils were instructed to construct a dune model with[Read More…]

by May 30, 2013 Grade 4