Grade 1

Term Three was Filled with Glee in Grade One!

Term Three was Filled with Glee in Grade One!

Wow – the last few weeks of Term Three were lots of fun for our Grade Ones! Funscapes, sunflower journals and a BRAND NEW jungle gym were all part of the fun. Our classes throughly enjoyed Funscapes and the creativity flowed in our Funscapes options. The Grade Ones could choose from the Free Club, Mosaic Club, Craft Club and Kids Shack.[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 Grade 1
E-colour fun in Grade One

E-colour fun in Grade One

Last week our Grade One classes were introduced to their first e-colour, yellow. Yellow symbolises the socialiser. The socialiser is someone who loves social interaction and thrives on being around other people. This term we have been learning about ‘The Lorax‘. The Lorax is a socialiser too. He is a chatty character and loves to share his wisdom with those around him,[Read More…]

by September 21, 2016 Grade 1
Spring has Sprung in Grade One

Spring has Sprung in Grade One

On the 1st of September, Sun Valley Primary celebrated Spring Day. Although the weather did not play along, the children definitely got into the spirit of spring. The school had an abundance of colour as the classes came dressed up in their seasonal gear. The Grade Ones looked absolutely amazing. We loved the creativity of the outfits. The colours were bright[Read More…]

by September 6, 2016 Grade 1
Grade Ones are Kirstenbosch Explorers!

Grade Ones are Kirstenbosch Explorers!

Last week our Grade Ones went on their Term Three field trip to Kirstenbosch Gardens. We were blessed with great weather on both days and the children arrived excited for their adventure. The Kirstenbosch Gardens field trip links to our Life Skills curriculum where we learn about plants. When we arrived, the children were very excited to get started and[Read More…]

by August 24, 2016 Grade 1
Sentence Superstars at our Recent Expo

Sentence Superstars at our Recent Expo

Last week Thursday, Sun Valley held an Expo Day, with the focus being on our No Homework Policy. The Grade One teachers have seen the direct benefits of no homework. The children are more relaxed and reading is a source of fun and adventure. In reading, they are introduced to the various parts of speech and sentence structures. We decided to[Read More…]

by August 11, 2016 Grade 1
Grandparents Visit Our Gritty Grade Ones

Grandparents Visit Our Gritty Grade Ones

In Term Two, Sun Valley had the chance to celebrate all the wonderful grandparents and held ‘Grandparent’s Day’. On the day the grandparents came and watched a presentation in the hall done by the Foundation Phase grades. Once the presentation was done the grandparents could then go to the classes and see their grandchildren. The Grade Ones were very excited[Read More…]

by July 27, 2016 Grade 1
What a Fun Term Two – Grade One Had Lots To Do!

What a Fun Term Two – Grade One Had Lots To Do!

Term Two has come to an end and the holidays are looming. It has been a wonderful term. The Grade Ones had SO much fun but also learned a lot. Term Two really allows the teachers the opportunity to see the amazing progress the children make. Term One is for settling in and in Term Two we get to see[Read More…]

by June 22, 2016 Grade 1
Reading is the Key to Succeeding in Grade One

Reading is the Key to Succeeding in Grade One

As Term Two comes to an end in a few weeks time, our Grade Ones have been blowing us away with their reading. Reading is one of the most important parts of our curriculum and we celebrate their progress in this area. The children love the various opportunities provided to explore another world through reading. They have their box books,[Read More…]

by June 8, 2016 Grade 1
Family Trees and PJ Parties in Grade One

Family Trees and PJ Parties in Grade One

What a busy two weeks it has been! Our Grade Ones have been having lots of fun. At our recent Expo Day, the Grade Ones exercised their creative muscles. They got to create and design their very own family trees. Each Grade One had to bring in a tree/branch, that they then decorated with photos of their various family members. The[Read More…]

by May 24, 2016 Grade 1
Happy Grade Ones at Higgledy Piggledy Farm

Happy Grade Ones at Higgledy Piggledy Farm

Last week our Grade One boys and girls went on their second outing of the year. The destination was Higgledy Piggedly farm and the children came to school raring to head off on this adventure! Higgledy Piggeldy is a touch farm with a wide variety of animals including cows, goats, ducks and even a springbok! On arrival, the children were separated[Read More…]

by May 11, 2016 Grade 1