Grade 4

Conquering the Mountain in Grade 4

Conquering the Mountain in Grade 4

Last week the Grade 4s had a wonderful time hiking the mountain up to Peers Cave. It was a perfect sunny day in winter when the Grade 4s set out to conquer the mountain. There was much excitement in the air and we couldn’t wait to see the cave we had learned about a few weeks before. We learned many[Read More…]

by June 17, 2016 Grade 4
Grade 4s Get Their E-Colour Bands

Grade 4s Get Their E-Colour Bands

In Grade 4 we are learning that not everyone thinks and acts the same and that is okay. In fact, that is what makes life so colourful and fun! We all have the four colours within us: (blue/green/yellow/red). No combination is better than another. We experienced this first hand during our BIG sit where we learned that we are all[Read More…]

by June 1, 2016 Grade 4
Grade Fours Discover Their Green Thumbs!

Grade Fours Discover Their Green Thumbs!

As it turns out, the Grade Fours have a natural talent for growing bean plants. Whilst learning about Photosynthesis in their iBooks, the Grade Fours got ready to try their hand at growing their own beans in class. After sourcing a jar, a piece of kitchen towel or napkin and soaking their beans in water for an hour, they were[Read More…]

by May 18, 2016 Grade 4
Grade 4s Travel the Globe

Grade 4s Travel the Globe

This term the children in Grade 4 took their classmates and teachers on an all expenses paid trip around the world. Stops were made at many countries including India, Holland, Brazil and France to name a few. We were submersed in the different cultures, cuisines, trends and lifestyles. Who would’ve thought that we live in such a diverse world? The[Read More…]

by May 5, 2016 Grade 4
Community Service Fun in Grade 4

Community Service Fun in Grade 4

Last week, on a sunny Friday morning, the Grade 4s extended an invite to Fish Hoek Police Department to have their cars washed as part of our Community Service Project at Sun Valley Primary. The police officers were greeted by some very excited Grade 4s who couldn’t wait to serve them delicious cakes and refreshments.   The Grade 4s were divided[Read More…]

by April 18, 2016 Grade 4
Grade 4s Show Passion and Perseverance During Parentline Presentations

Grade 4s Show Passion and Perseverance During Parentline Presentations

The Grade 4 teachers and parents were blown away by the ability, creativity and skill shown by the Grade 4 students as they presented their Keynote presentations during Parentline. The ability to design and present a presentation gives our Grade 4s an advantage in the technological day and age in which we live. Each child displayed such confidence and enthusiasm[Read More…]

by April 6, 2016 Grade 4
Grade Four Time Travels to the Days of Yore

Grade Four Time Travels to the Days of Yore

With great enthusiasm the Grade 4s accepted the challenge of dressing in the style of the 1920s, and boy did every one deliver! For one day the Sun Valley boys and girls swopped their 21st century school uniforms for frilly ankle length dresses, bonnets, material umbrellas, braces, bowler hats and three quarter pants.  What a spectacle we were as we[Read More…]

by March 10, 2016 Grade 4
Gritty Grade 4s Tackle Assessments

Gritty Grade 4s Tackle Assessments

This term has seen the Grade 4s dive head first into their first set of assessments. They have had to deal with nerves, achy tummies and long periods of quiet, which for Grade 4 is very rare! They have taken all of these challenges in their stride and have definitely come out on top. The process of assessments is not[Read More…]

by February 24, 2016 Grade 4
BIC Buddy Fun in Grade 4

BIC Buddy Fun in Grade 4

This week the Grade 4’s have learnt all about BIC.  BIC is a completely new concept to the Grade 4’s; it stands for  ‘Because I Care’ and it is a buddy system initiated by the Grade 4 teachers in 2015. Two classes are paired up for the duration of each term. Fun and interesting meetings are held every second week during the Walk-it-Circuit where a number[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 Grade 4
Grade 4 – The iPad Generation

Grade 4 – The iPad Generation

The iPad project at Sun Valley Primary School has always been a revolutionary concept. Allowing students to use iPads as a tool for learning has really changed the way we teach them and the way they learn. One of the biggest drawbacks we’ve had with the previous roll out of the project has been the inability to ensure all students[Read More…]

by January 31, 2016 Digital, Grade 4