Pre-Primary

My Pets

This week, the children have learnt all about their classmates’ pets.  The children who do not own pets, have had a great time.  Sunbird children have learnt how to care for domestic animals.  They have been exposed to the usual pets as well as a few unusual creatures than one could own as a pet,ie: spiders and snakes.  Despite the[Read More…]

by August 15, 2012 Grade R
Around the world in 8 days

Around the world in 8 days

For the past week and a half, Grade R’s have been exploring different countries.  We visited India, Spain, South Africa, China, Italy and Greece.  The children heard music, crafted icons and played games related to the countries.  Stella’s class showed off how well they move as they danced with her i-pad to Indian hip hop music. The Sunbirdies’ trip ended[Read More…]

by August 8, 2012 Grade R
Creative authors and illustrators on Expo day

Creative authors and illustrators on Expo day

Sunbird children had fun creating class stories and then illustrating them on Expo day.  Teacher Stella’s class wrote the story, Nurse Betty on the farm and Teacher Hazel’s class wrote a story called Imagination city, one of the characters being Lady Gaga, the rain spider.  Teacher Jenny’s class were illustrators for the morning and drew pictures with captions, for a[Read More…]

by August 2, 2012 Grade R
Olympic fun

Olympic fun

In celebration of the Olympic games and to prepare the children for all the related hype, this week our Sunbirdies learnt about the different sporting events and symbols.  They mosaic’d the Olympic rings and now understand that the five rings represent the five continents and the fair play promise. Our visiting gap students, Storme and Gaynor introduced the Olympic torch[Read More…]

by July 26, 2012 Grade R
Happy Birthday Tata Madiba

Happy Birthday Tata Madiba

The day began with a fantastic early turn out by all our Sunbirdies.  Excitedly waving the flags that they had made, our Grade R’s made their way to the “big school” hall.  We were very proud of our learners as they sat perfectly still and quietly listened to Mr Keller, who told them all about the great Madiba. It was[Read More…]

by July 19, 2012 Grade R
Sunbird honours the Municipal workers

Sunbird honours the Municipal workers

As part of recognizing important members of our community, Sunbird chose to thank the men who collect our refuse each week. On Tuesday we surprised the dustmen when they came to collect our refuse, with biscuits iced by our Sunbirdies. The children had decorated a poster which they held up as the truck arrived. When they realised we were honouring[Read More…]

by June 21, 2012 Grade R
Mud fun at Sunbird

Mud fun at Sunbird

It is tough trying to keep children occupied in doors when all they want to do is go out and play in the rain.  On Friday when the rain subsided for a while, the children rushed outside to make the most of the little bit of sunshine.  Large puddles beckoned and the children succumbed to them.  In gumboots or barefoot,[Read More…]

by June 13, 2012 Grade R
Tasty shapes at Sunbird

Tasty shapes at Sunbird

The children learnt about shapes this week. To consolidate their learning, on Thursday, for Bake and Make, they cut different shapes out of bread. These shapes were then soaked in egg and fried to perfection by Hazel.   The Sunbirdies then got to top their “eggy bread” with Nuttella or syrup. The weather was particularly wet and the children enjoyed their[Read More…]

by June 7, 2012 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