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Interpret and Analyse: Welcome to Statistics

Interpret and Analyse: Welcome to Statistics

When information is collected on a particular subject, the information collected is called data. Many issues in the real world can be researched by collecting data and representing the data graphically. The most common graphs that we use are: Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Broken line graphs, Histograms and Frequency Polygons. Today the Grade 10’s learnt how to draw Bar and[Read More…]

by August 8, 2019 High School, Mathematics
Innovation leads to Creativity in Grade 6!

Innovation leads to Creativity in Grade 6!

The Grade 6s have embarked on a Maths project, designing a park on an 18 acre piece of land. They have learnt about finance, measurement and time management and now it is time to put that all into gear! This project also touches basics of Geography as well, using maps and keys to show their design of the park. We[Read More…]

by August 8, 2019 Grade 6, Primary
ANImazing Ignition!

ANImazing Ignition!

“Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.” – Norman McLaren Grade 5 Slabber were the first of the grade to wander over the mountain for an informative morning at Sunrise Productions. We were the very first group to get a sneak peek at an exciting new production and along with[Read More…]

by August 8, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Gr 4s Memorable Powerful Presentations

Gr 4s Memorable Powerful Presentations

At Sun Valley we love to share stories, and along with that comes learning the art of story telling. The InterSen Phase were tasked with sharing a story that the audience would never forget, and our Grade 4s definitely rose to meet that challenge! The task seemed daunting at first, but after some brainstorming sessions, and some helpful tips from[Read More…]

by August 8, 2019 Digital, Grade 4, Primary
Unprepared Reading in Grade 10

Unprepared Reading in Grade 10

The Grade 10s are completing unprepared reading orals at the moment and are going through moments of intense concentration as you can see from the photos. As all things at Silvermine, the pupils are completing every task to the best of their ability and rising to meet the challenges that they are faced with everyday. The Grade 10s are working[Read More…]

by August 2, 2019 High School
Protecting our environment  (“Beskerm ons omgewing”)

Protecting our environment (“Beskerm ons omgewing”)

Our theme for this term in Afrikaans is: Protecting our environment (“Beskerm ons omgewing”).  If we educate the youth and they can change their ways, we can help the environment on a large scale. The purpose of this theme is to educate our kids about a serious situation, but being creative and having fun while learning. At the end of[Read More…]

by August 2, 2019 Afrikaans, High School
TWO BEE or not TO BE, that is the Question in Grade 3!

TWO BEE or not TO BE, that is the Question in Grade 3!

The past few weeks, in Grade 3, has meant focussing on using our creative brains when tackling academic subjects.  Research has shown that happiness has a positive effect on learning, memory and social behaviour. SO why not keep our students happy with a little bit of fun! In 21st century schooling it is imperative that we make learning relevant to[Read More…]

by August 2, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Grade Twos are Abuzz about their Assembly

Grade Twos are Abuzz about their Assembly

The Grade Twos are buzzing with excitement about their final assembly of the year this Friday. They have been practicing hard, and are so excited to perform for everyone. In keeping with our main Term 3 theme of Bees – the assembly focuses on these busy creatures, and how they work in teams to accomplish so much. The children will[Read More…]

by August 2, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Grade Ones grow moustaches!

Grade Ones grow moustaches!

Last week we introduced our Grade Ones to their third E-colour for the year, yellow. This E-colour symbolises the socialiser.   Someone who is a dominant yellow E-colour, is someone who enjoys socialising with the people around them. The socialising part of your personality interacts and engages with others. We related this to our current set-work book, The Lorax. The[Read More…]

by August 2, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring…

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring…

The old man might be snoring but the children certainly are not! Cape Town has been blessed with plenty of rain over the past few weeks for which we are very grateful. However, rainy days mean more time spent indoors. While the teachers are the first to admit that rainy days are a little lot louder than we’re used to,[Read More…]

by August 2, 2019 Grade R, Pre-Primary