Grade 7

Developing Dedicated Deducers

Developing Dedicated Deducers

As educators it is not only our responsibility to teach the required curriculum content, but to challenge new methods and explore a range of strategies that allow children who are more mathematically competent and gifted to develop an understanding of how the mathematics they have learned is going to help them in a particular context. To this end, one student[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Equating the Value of ALGEBRA

Equating the Value of ALGEBRA

This term we dove into a new and exciting section of Mathematics: Algebra. New, in the sense that for the first time ever at Sun Valley Primary School, the Grade 7 students were given the task to create an iMovie explaining what Algebra is. For the first time they were tasked to digitally verbalise and create their own unique understanding[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 Digital, Grade 7, Primary
Empathy and Gratitude in practise!

Empathy and Gratitude in practise!

Jubilation abounded as the Grade 7 students finally concluded their journey as the parent of a 2,5kg Flour Baby today. Many expressed their gratitude towards parents and loved ones who cared for, nurtured and agonised over them over the past 12 to 13 years of their lives. They also expressed gratitude for being young and carefree with a whole world[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 7 Writer’s Day

Grade 7 Writer’s Day

Over the last few weeks much emphasise has been placed on Short Story writing in Grade Seven. In preparation for writing their own short stories, we focused on character development and analysed the parts of a short story. They kept journal entries daily, taking notes of others idiosyncrasies. On Wednesday for Writers Day, the Grade 7s excitedly started working on[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Leading L.A.M.B.’s

Leading L.A.M.B.’s

At school, as in any large organisation, leadership is critical. Students are part of that team of leaders that makes a good school, a great one. The position of “Pupil Leader” is a position of responsibility and one which provides an important connection between pupils and staff. Our top 48 Grade 7 pupil leaders recently had a guided tour into[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
MAPPING our way to LEARNING

MAPPING our way to LEARNING

In a 2013 report on maps and education, National Geographic concluded, “Spatial thinking is arguably one the most important ways of thinking for a child to develop as he or she grows. … A student who has acquired robust spatial thinking skills is at an advantage in our increasingly global and technical society.” It is with this desired outcome in[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Writer’s Day in GRADE 7

Writer’s Day in GRADE 7

In dealing with the concept that “Life is difficult” – while looking at excerpts from the book “A road less travelled”- the Grade 7s have been encouraged to keep a journal throughout the year. After a discussion about the importance of journalling and what role it plays in their lives, they watched a video showing the role journalling played in[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Nurturing seriously CURIOUS scientific minds

Nurturing seriously CURIOUS scientific minds

It is that time of year again, as the Grade 7’s put their best Science-foot forward and begin asking fascinating questions.They’ve been hard at work these past 2 weeks; collectively wondering, questioning, designing, hypothesising and testing these wonders of the world. This process has been one of discovery and excitement, with some very interesting and thought provoking questions being put[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Where “on earth” do we come from?

Where “on earth” do we come from?

Our Grade 5 boys and girls were instructed to research where their Surname originates from. The excitement and eagerness to learn about their history was intoxicating. Using their iPads to research and gather facts as well as interviewing family members for their interesting family information were all necessary in order to complete this project task. Some of the following questions were posed: ‘Where[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 7 Camp – The ultimate outdoor adventure!

Grade 7 Camp – The ultimate outdoor adventure!

Excitement filled the air as students arrived at High Africa in Roberston, a magnificient venue on the bank of the Breede River. This is an ideal outdoor experience for Grade 7 learners who get to experience nature and their beautiful surroundings away from the business of city life and any digital distractions. Students were met with the warm and welcoming smiles of the[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 Grade 7, Primary