Grade 1

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
Making connections in Grade One

Making connections in Grade One

This past week our Grade Ones learned about the second E-colour for the year, blue. This E-colour is the relator. A relator is someone who connects with others. Someone with a strong blue E-colour is good at supporting and empathizing with others. They also like to help others and enjoy being around people.   To apply what they had learned,[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Welcome to Term Two!

Welcome to Term Two!

Welcome back to an exciting new term! Our Grade Ones arrived on Tuesday with smiles on their faces and lots of enthusiasm to work in their new “big school” books. The reason these books are so exciting is because they are lined, which provides a fun challenge for them when doing Handwriting! Our setwork book of the term is Winnie the Pooh[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 Grade 1, Primary