Curriculum

VICTORY FOR VALLEY VOCALS

VICTORY FOR VALLEY VOCALS

After weeks of practice, days of hard work and hours of anticipation, it was time for the Valley Vocals to shine. Unforeseen circumstances gave us the opportunity to add an extra evening to our tour experience. We spent our first night enjoying the beautiful surrounds and extravagant food at the Houw Hoek Inn. Waking up to a buffet breakfast was[Read More…]

by August 19, 2019 Creative Expression, Curriculum, Sport
Grade 6 – Our “Madiba quest”

Grade 6 – Our “Madiba quest”

In Grade 6, we spend a large part of our Second Term speaking about the country’s long journey to independence as we cover more intense aspects of our theme: Conflict in Africa. Our children read the abridged version of Long Walk to Freedom, a book written by Nelson Mandela. One of the many activities the children complete is writing a letter to[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 Curriculum, Grade 6, Primary
Grade 4 Assessment FACE2FACE Evening NOTE

Grade 4 Assessment FACE2FACE Evening NOTE

Click on the PDF link below for a brief summary of the Assessment FACE2FACE Grade 4 session. ASSESSMENT Summary notes 2018

by May 17, 2018 Curriculum, General, Grade 4
JOYLESS LEARNING

JOYLESS LEARNING

The first Formal Assessment Week of the academic year has come and gone.  Those who attended the NIGHT SCHOOL on Assessment will understand our strategy of growing minds to cope with high-stakes, anxiety-rich testing.  The purpose of Assessment Week in Grade 4 and 5 is only to teach students HOW to design a study timetable, how to revise work and[Read More…]

by June 8, 2017 Curriculum, Group Principal
Grade 6: HOME away from HOME

Grade 6: HOME away from HOME

It was with great excitement and anticipation that the teachers welcomed their new Grade Six classes. Much effort went into preparing their classrooms and passages and they were each ready to make their own space HOME to 31 new faces. Over the past two weeks the kids have gotten to know each other, their teachers and their new environment better, as[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 Curriculum, Grade 6, Primary
New Students Info Brochure

New Students Info Brochure

If you are a new student in Grade 2-7 starting at Sun Valley on Wednesday 11 January 2017 or if  you are going into Grade 1 and never attended Sunbird Pre-Primary in Grade R, then this brochure is a useful summary of the Culture of Sun Valley.  School Culture refers to “The way we do things around here!”  And every school[Read More…]

by January 5, 2017 Curriculum, Group Principal
Night School: Grade 3 iPad Evening

Night School: Grade 3 iPad Evening

This week’s Grade 3 iPad Evening was a phenomenal success! It was a fantastic opportunity to meet with the Grade 3 parents and share the innovation and creativity happening with our iPad One to One project. This evening was unique in its approach as we used it to showcase how the iPad is enhancing learning in Grade 4. We had a confident[Read More…]

by September 7, 2016 Curriculum, Digital, Grade 3
Curriculum:   Assessment Week

Curriculum: Assessment Week

Today was the day our Grade 4 – 7 students received their Study Guides. This is a guide for them on what to study each day in order to be prepared for the Assessment Week. Parents will notice that it is divided into subjects and for each subject there is a specific amount of content which your child must revise[Read More…]

by May 17, 2016 Curriculum
Grade 5’s Point on Projects

Grade 5’s Point on Projects

From creating maths games and posters, to researching animals, creating houses and, most recently, the Shaduf, projects have been a BIG focus throughout the year in Grade 5. Not only are projects an important way for children to learn about things, but they provide a medium for which kinaesthetic students (learn through a hands-on approach) can thrive.  No student wants to[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 Curriculum, Grade 5
Grade 4’s discover The Kakapo Wreck.

Grade 4’s discover The Kakapo Wreck.

The Grade 4’s had the opportunity to bring their textbooks to life. We have sat in our classrooms and learnt about the Kakapo Wreck but seeing it in real life was very exciting. We were able to make use of all of our sense, learning became real. We were delighted to spend some much needed time in nature, while getting[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 Curriculum, Grade 4