Grade R

Scratch Patch Outing

Scratch Patch Outing

Teacher Stella reports: The Sunbird children all enjoyed a fun-filled outing to the Scratch Patch factory in Glencairn.  There, they explored the gem stone piles with enthusiasm.  They were all given a small packet to fill with their ‘precious’ finds.  Some children needed bigger packets and in the process of choosing the final batch of stones to take home, their[Read More…]

by May 31, 2012 Grade R
Sunbird goes digital!

Sunbird goes digital!

This week was very exciting at Sunbird as we got digitally connected.  On Tuesday, Teacher Jenny’s class enjoyed skyping one of their classmates, Tariq, in Australia.  They learnt about time zones as Tariq was getting ready to go to bed and here it was fruit snack time. One of the high lights of the experience was when the class sang[Read More…]

by May 24, 2012 Grade R
Spotlight on the Grade R’s

Spotlight on the Grade R’s

Our Sunbirdies have spent the last two weeks under the spotlight, singing, acting and dancing in preparation for their first assembly presentation and for Grandparents’ Day.  What looked like an impossible task then, finally resulted in a delightful culmination of talents. The speakers were eager to hear their voices on what one of the children called  the “microwave”( microphone) for[Read More…]

by May 17, 2012 Grade R
Pyjama Night at Sunbird

Pyjama Night at Sunbird

Another successful evening. We hope the parents enjoyed their evening as much as we did.  A big thank you to Abigail Stone and her family, who donated pizza from their Debonair’s franchise for all the children to enjoy. We had a busy evening crafting masks and icing biscuits before settling down to Jock of the Bushveld with a warm bowl[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Grade R
Lights, camera and almost action

Lights, camera and almost action

Rehearsals for the play, Cinderella and Rockafella are underway and the Grade R’s are being put through their paces.  There are two casts and each cast’s children have to follow a synchronized sequence of moves. The children have enjoyed dancing to the lovely music and we are looking forward to being centre stage in September.

by May 3, 2012 Grade R
Science at Sunbird

Science at Sunbird

In keeping with our theme “opposites attract” we introduced magnets to the Grade R’s for our Science Expo day on Thursday.  The children had great fun finding out about objects that are attracted and repelled by magnets.       Each class made different magnetic items to take home and play with.  They hypothesized and experimented using their magnetic wands, collecting[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade R
Reading is fun

Reading is fun

Although a little shy at first, Jade Middleton asked if she could read to her teacher Hazel quietly on her own.  She did so, and later started reading her book to  Lia, her classmate.  By the end of the day she read her story book story to the whole class. This has inspired others to learn to read. What a[Read More…]

by April 20, 2012 Grade R
Elevenses at Sunbird!

Elevenses at Sunbird!

The other day when in the kitchen, I turned around to see James, sitting at one of the tables, his hat beside him. I asked him why he was sitting there and he said, “I am waiting for my tea”.  Apparently he had asked Foster to make him some tea and Foster had said he should wait in the kitchen. [Read More…]

by April 20, 2012 Grade R
The fun never stops

The fun never stops

We ended last term with an Easter bonnet parade and we would like to commend all our parents who put so much effort into the beautiful bonnets.  The children enjoyed the party and the Easter egg hunt.  This term is a busy one and we are looking forward to starting our alphabet days next Tuesday.  To see more click here

by April 13, 2012 Grade R
Sunbird sports day

Sunbird sports day

On Wednesday our Sunbirdies, donned in their team colours, put their running and jumping skills to the test. Team spirit was the order of the day and the children came to the fore beautifully. Hats off to all our children, they were super stars. Jenny’s class won the day. Hazel and Stella’s classes came a close second and third respectively. [Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade R