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
Grade 4 – Dune Model Fun

Grade 4 – Dune Model Fun

The grade 4’s have had a blast learning about the different types of dunes in Thematic. Such fun was had as they not only learned about the dunes but created models of the various dunes out of play dough. The activity was done in pairs and some incredible creations emerged. This was a fun form of revision for the grade[Read More…]

by November 22, 2015 Grade 4
Grade 4’s discover The Kakapo Wreck.

Grade 4’s discover The Kakapo Wreck.

The Grade 4’s had the opportunity to bring their textbooks to life. We have sat in our classrooms and learnt about the Kakapo Wreck but seeing it in real life was very exciting. We were able to make use of all of our sense, learning became real. We were delighted to spend some much needed time in nature, while getting[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 Curriculum, Grade 4
A Camp To Remember!

A Camp To Remember!

Last week the Grade 4 passages were buzzing and classes were filled with excited children waiting in anticipation for their very first SCHOOL CAMP. Although it was chilly, the teachers were there, ready and eagerly waiting to welcome the masses to the breath-taking Rocklands Campsite. We were met by ecstatic children and their somewhat emotional parents. The children hurriedly got rid of their jam-packed bags and the fun and games started straight away… After our[Read More…]

by October 21, 2015 Grade 4
Learning about our Ocean on Grade 4 Excursion

Learning about our Ocean on Grade 4 Excursion

This week the Grade 4s headed to UCT to explore the Marine Research Department. The children were taken on an informative and interesting “dive” under the ocean. We were greeted by the very enthusiastic Andrea. The learners were excited to get started. They were divided into groups of 10 and whisked off to various stations around the building. They got[Read More…]

by October 1, 2015 Grade 4