Grade 2

Spider Spunk in Grade Two

Spider Spunk in Grade Two

Grade 2 is definitely the most interesting grade as our children learn about such fascinating creatures, and they have many opportunities to express themselves creatively. This week they are busy making Spunky Spiders out of egg boxes. They have painted their spiders all sorts of colours and made each one unique. It has been such a joy to see our[Read More…]

by June 8, 2016 Grade 2
Being Brave in Grade Two

Being Brave in Grade Two

Last week we listened to our children give their unprepared Spider Presentations. Some of them found speaking in front of the class a breeze, and others thought the sky was falling down. In Grade Two, we don’t give up when things get tough. We get brave and bold. We do things even if we still feel scared. Our motto has become,[Read More…]

by May 25, 2016 Grade 2
Grade 2 Researchers

Grade 2 Researchers

A spider weaves a sticky web to capture bugs to eat, but what keeps the spider’s sticky web from sticking to its feet? Our Grade 2s have become professional researchers as they searched for the most interesting, spectacular or scary spider. Once they had answered all of the questions, they had to design a poster to display their information The teachers are[Read More…]

by May 11, 2016 Grade 2
UCT Ignition Field Trip

UCT Ignition Field Trip

Last week the Grade Twos went on the most amazing Ignition excursion to the University of Cape Town. With extreme excitement, the children boarded the Atlas bus and traveled over the mountain through the rain to their most anticipated destination of the term. In the Zoology Department at UCT, the students were treated to interactive powerpoints which had loads of fascinating facts about bats and spiders. There were[Read More…]

by May 7, 2016 Grade 2
Batting and Caving Around in Grade 2

Batting and Caving Around in Grade 2

To add to their excitement, the Grade Twos heard that this term was all about batty bats, spectacular spiders and cool caves! We have spent some time exploring the different types of caves. Each co-operative group member visited a different Grade 2 teacher to learn about a special cave, and then came back to class to teach their own group. They loved[Read More…]

by April 13, 2016 Grade 2
A Bird’s Life in Grade Two

A Bird’s Life in Grade Two

Our gritty Grade Twos were eagerly anticipating making their group bird feeders. Once they had pooled all of their unique ideas together, they got cracking! Seeing the finished product and testing whether or not it could hang from a tree was great fun. The learners loved looking at their friends’ creations and stood in awe and wonderment at what each group[Read More…]

by March 15, 2016 Grade 2
Grade 2 is PHE-NOM-EN-AL

Grade 2 is PHE-NOM-EN-AL

We came to school ready to celebrate Founders Day and run our hearts out at the Foundation Phase Athletics Day. Unfortunately the weather didn’t play along with our plans. The entire school met in the hall to sing Happy Birthday to our fine school, Sun Valley Primary. Mr Phillips told us about our founders and why they are important. We[Read More…]

by March 2, 2016 Grade 2
Love is Found in Grade Two!

Love is Found in Grade Two!

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud. (1 Corinthians 13:4) In Grade 2 we are learning to be patient, kind and forgiving. Valentine’s Day provided an excellent opportunity to focus on love. It reminded us to think about other people’s hearts and emotions, and to love our friends just as much as we love[Read More…]

by February 20, 2016 Grade 2
Beaching at Boulders in Grade 2

Beaching at Boulders in Grade 2

Oh, what a beautiful day we had! The sun was shining brightly and there was hardly a cloud in the sky. Our ever faithful moms and dads dropped us off at the Seaforth parking lot and from there we walked to Boulders Beach- single file and on the pavement.           We filled our brains with some fun[Read More…]

by February 4, 2016 Grade 2
Grade Two is Wonderful!

Grade Two is Wonderful!

Welcome back to school moms, dads, boys and girls. Grade 2 is the most fabulous grade of all the grades. This term we are going to be learning about birds and butterflies and other exciting things. We are going to be focusing on the butterfly lifecycle and will discover just how important butterflies are to our environment. We will also be[Read More…]

by January 21, 2016 Grade 2