Grade 1

Afrikaans and Awesome Moms in Grade One

Afrikaans and Awesome Moms in Grade One

Our Afrikaans curriculum has really kicked off in Term Two. The Grade One classes are enjoying expanding their Afrikaans vocabulary and have even learnt about the “Die Drie Klein Varkies” or as it is known in English, “The Three Little Pigs”. They even learnt how to act it out in Afrikaans. We are blown away by how quickly they caught[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 Grade 1
Welcome to Term Two, Grade Ones!

Welcome to Term Two, Grade Ones!

Welcome back to Term Two! Tons of fun was had in Term One. We got to meet our classes, got to know one another and learn A LOT! Term Two is going to be just as exciting. There are many exciting events coming up so keep your eyes on the calendar and blog for updates. The Grade One children began Term[Read More…]

by April 13, 2016 Grade 1
Wrap up of Term One

Wrap up of Term One

Wow! Term One has flown by. The teachers feel like it was just the other day we welcomed nervous Grade Ones into our classroom on the first day of school. Now, we have confident and enthusiastic children who thrive on learning as much as they possibly can! Our first term has been fun! Our classes have started to learn how[Read More…]

by March 15, 2016 Grade 1
10111 – Learning How To Be Safe is Fun!

10111 – Learning How To Be Safe is Fun!

On Thursday 25th February there was lots of excitement and anticipation in the hallways as prospective parents took a peek into the day of a Sun Valley student during our first 2016 Expo Day.      The Grade Ones were very busy learning all about Stranger Danger. The children enjoyed watching interactive videos about how to stay safe. They learnt the song and[Read More…]

by March 2, 2016 Grade 1
Grade One Fish Hoek Beach Fun!

Grade One Fish Hoek Beach Fun!

Last week our Grade One classes went on their very first big school field trip. The destination was Fish Hoek beach and the children were thrilled! We were blessed with beautiful weather on both field trip days and the children arrived at school with smiles on their faces and swimming costumes in tow. Once at the beach the children had[Read More…]

by February 18, 2016 Grade 1
Grade One Meets the Gruffalo

Grade One Meets the Gruffalo

Wow! Can you believe we are already in the FOURTH week of Grade One. Time really does fly whilst having fun. Our classes have been introduced to Julia Donaldson, the author of our setwork books for Term One. Some of her books we have been reading include: The Gruffalo, Squash and a Squeeze, The Smartest Giant in Town and many[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 Grade 1
Gritty Grade Ones Blast off to Big School

Gritty Grade Ones Blast off to Big School

What a wonderful week it has been! On Wednesday 13 January, four excited teachers met their four equally excited classes. The children marched in happy and independent, ready to start their school career. Once everyone had settled, the classes all had a chat and a catch up on what happened over the holidays.   It has been a lovely few[Read More…]

by January 19, 2016 Grade 1
Grade 1 Bird Watchers and Hippo Spotters at Rondevlei.

Grade 1 Bird Watchers and Hippo Spotters at Rondevlei.

Two weeks ago our classes went on their very last Grade One field trip. Excited boys and girls arrived at school and were ready to head off to Rondevlei. Rondevlei is a beautiful nature reserve built on wetlands with an abundance of unique birds. It gave the perfect opportunity for our children to do some bird-watching. There is even a[Read More…]

by November 28, 2015 Grade 1, Primary, Uncategorized
FROM Pre-School to Grade One:  The SHIFT

FROM Pre-School to Grade One: The SHIFT

The “Dummies Guide to Grade One Parenting!”  What every new parent needs to know about Grade One and the Sun Valley Way Click on the PDF link below for the booklet.  From Grade R to Grade 1: The Shift! Grade R to Grade 1 SHIFT

by November 25, 2015 Grade 1, Grade R, Group Principal
Grade One interviews the Prinicipal!

Grade One interviews the Prinicipal!

Our Grade One’s had the privilege of having an interview with our principal, Mr Keller. A few children got the chance to ask Mr Keller about his life. Mr Keller told us all about his Grade One year and his experiences as well as how different Grade One was back then. Our children realised how lucky they are to have[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 Grade 1, Primary, Uncategorized