Grade 1

Grade Ones on their first big school field trip

Grade Ones on their first big school field trip

A few weeks ago our Grade Ones went on their first big school field trip. The destination was Fish Hoek beach and what fun was to be had! After many days of awful weather – we were lucky enough to have THE most incredible weather on the two days that we had our field trips. Smiling faces, cloudless skies and[Read More…]

by April 17, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
An exciting arrival in Grade One

An exciting arrival in Grade One

A couple of weeks ago we had an exciting delivery arrive in Grade One. We got our brand new Sebezaphones! What is a sebezaphone you ask? It is a “phone” that is held by the child that amplifies their voice. What comes out as a whisper, is heard quite loudly by the child. It allows them to be the reader[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade One’s do their first project

Grade One’s do their first project

On Thursday 16 February, our Grade Ones completed their first project for the year. The project focus was “All about me at school“. The project was completed at school during our recent Expo Day. The project was fun and required some in-class research. They had to choose their teacher and GAP student from a selection of photos, as well as[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade One and E-COLOURS!

Grade One and E-COLOURS!

Last week our Grade One classes were introduced to E-colours. The E-colour system introduces the children to four different colours – red, blue, green and yellow, which describe various aspects of a person and the way in which they function. The E-colour concept is introduced and taught on a basic level in Grade One. In each Grade they learn a[Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
EAGER Readers!

EAGER Readers!

This was the first actual Library lesson for the Grade 1s. There was such anticipation as they were waiting to get books to take home. After choosing their books they were very eager to show friends what they took out. They loved reading or looking through their new books with their friends. Grade 2s were as eager as the Grade 1s[Read More…]

by February 8, 2017 Creative Expression, Grade 1, Grade 2
Feeling at HOME with our Hoofie families

Feeling at HOME with our Hoofie families

  Last week Wednesday it was the first official meeting for the HOOFIE families. The Grade Ones had met their Grade Seven Hoofie leaders a few times the week before to get to know one another and to understand the concept of Hoofies. The concept of Hoofies is that every child is part of a unique family at Sun Valley.[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Welcome HOME Grade Ones – big school begins!

Welcome HOME Grade Ones – big school begins!

Last week we welcomed our Grade Ones to their HOME for 2017. They began their “Big School Journey” and the enthusiasm was contagious. We think the teachers were just as excited as the children! Our precious Grade Ones arrived in their new, sparkling uniforms and had big smiles on their faces. It was wonderful to see how comfortable and ready[Read More…]

by January 22, 2017 Grade 1, Primary, Uncategorized
Chess Cheer in Grade 1

Chess Cheer in Grade 1

Last week Tuesday, we got a chance to play the inaugural game on the brand new chess board. The chess board was the latest and last addition to our beautiful new playground. The children watched excitedly as the pieces were brought out and placed on the board (some pieces are half their size)! The “opening” game was played by the[Read More…]

by November 25, 2016 Grade 1
Gritty Grade 1s Gear Up for Grade 2

Gritty Grade 1s Gear Up for Grade 2

Last Friday, 4 November, our Grade Ones had their Grit Awards. The format of the awards changed this year and allowed for a far more special and intimate setting. Every child had an opportunity to taste success as acknowledging grit was the focus. Each child was celebrated and had a special dedication in their teacher’s voice over. We then went[Read More…]

by November 10, 2016 Grade 1
Grade 1 Update: Our Beautiful New Playground

Grade 1 Update: Our Beautiful New Playground

This week got off to a very exciting start. The Foundation Phase students arrived at school to find that the new playground had been completed. It is absolutely beautiful. The children are loving this new space and the various equipment. The trampolines have already been hard at work – a firm favourite amongst the grades. The chess area is still under[Read More…]

by November 3, 2016 Grade 1