Grade 1

E-Colour excitement in Grade One!

E-Colour excitement in Grade One!

Last week the Grade 1s learned about the final E-Colour, red. The red E-Colour symbolizes the do-er. Someone with a strong red E-Colour is someone who takes action and likes to get things done. They usually also make good leaders as they ensure the task is completed and like to achieve their goals.    The do-er is someone who is decisive,[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Grade Ones rock at o’clock!

Grade Ones rock at o’clock!

It has been a fun start to Term Four in Grade One. We have been learning many new things, especially in Mathematics. This term we are focusing on learning how to tell the time and learning about money; two things that are relevant to the lives of our precious growing Grade One brains.   The children have had lots of fun[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Term Three fun in Grade One!

Term Three fun in Grade One!

What a wonderful term it has been! As we wrap up Term Three, we look back on all the great things that took place. We had our field trip to Kirstenbosch Gardens, we learned many new concepts in Mathematics like halving, symmetry, measurement and much more.     One of the most exciting parts of the term has been preparing[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Grade One has a SPRING in their step!

Grade One has a SPRING in their step!

Spring has finally sprung! After a very cold Winter, it was time to celebrate the arrival of a new season. To welcome it in, Sun Valley got to dress up in their best “Spring Bling“. Flowery hats, colourful leis and painted faces were just some of the trends for the day.   Our Grade 1s came dressed to the nines! Classes[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Bouncy Botanists at Kirstenbosch

Bouncy Botanists at Kirstenbosch

This week our Grade Ones went to Kirstenbosch Gardens for their Third Term field trip. Despite the weather being overcast, it did not dampen their spirits and the children came to school very enthusiastic about the day ahead. Once we arrived at Kirstenbosch, the children had a chance to have their fruit snack and “settle in” for the day. Once[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Grade Ones grow mustaches!

Grade Ones grow mustaches!

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 Lorax enjoys socialising[Read More…]

by August 8, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Grade One celebrates MANDELA!

Grade One celebrates MANDELA!

Last week Wednesday, 18 July, our Grade Ones celebrated Mandela Day. It would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday and it was the perfect opportunity to give back to others. We started off with a discussion about Nelson Mandela and what he has done for South Africa. Our children were clued up on this topic and gave us some great[Read More…]

by July 26, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Grade One unwrap the farmyard!

Grade One unwrap the farmyard!

A few weeks ago our Grade Ones set off on their Term Two field trip. The destination was Higgeldy Piggeldy farmyard at Imhoff Farm. We were lucky with beautiful weather on both days and the children arrived at school full of smiles and enthusiasm. Many have been there before and were excited to re-visit some of their favourite areas of[Read More…]

by June 8, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Special MOMENTS at Grandparents Day

Special MOMENTS at Grandparents Day

Recently, Sun Valley held their annual Grandparents Day. The Grade Ones had been working hard in their books to show their grandparents their best work. They had also been practising their special stage presentation to teach the grandparents what our “cracking success” theme means. On the day, the children were so excited to have their grandparents visit their classroom and have[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Learning SUMS is loads of FUN!

Learning SUMS is loads of FUN!

With the start of a new term comes many exciting new concepts, especially in our Mathematics curriculum. This term we have introduced our Grade Ones to addition and subtraction sums. After learning about numbers last term, it was time to apply them in new ways!   Our Grade Ones have been enjoying learning how to add and subtract and many[Read More…]

by May 10, 2018 Grade 1, Primary