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
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