Pre-Primary

Dancing Dinosaurs

Dancing Dinosaurs

Cinderella has been put to bed, only a few faces with the odd trace of red, black and yellow to show for their acting debut. This week we were paleaontologists following in Indiana Jones’ footsteps.   The dinosaur theme has always been popular and this year is no exception.  The children are able to identify the different types and the tongue[Read More…]

by October 17, 2012 Grade R
Cinderella Rockerfella preparation week

Cinderella Rockerfella preparation week

Wow, what a busy and energetic week it was at Sunbird. Our children were all excited that the days were numbered until their first performance. Of course, some normality reigned, as we tried to keep up with the usual activities. While dressed in their wonderful costumes, Alphabet pictures were completed, fruit snack was still enjoyed and delicately bitten into, so[Read More…]

by October 15, 2012 Grade R
The Wonderful World of Nursery Rhymes

The Wonderful World of Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes never lose their power to stimulate the imagination of children, even those born into this digital age. Fantasy play was inspired and extended this week by Little Bo-Peep, Miss Muffet and many other familiar, lively characters. The concept of rhyming and memory skills cannot be over emphasised in the preparation for formal schooling. We all enjoyed this Big[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 Grade R

Busy-ness at Sunbird

What a busy week we have had at Sunbird Pre-primary.  Our campus is presently going through a bit of a re-vamp and the children are taking it in their stride.  Keen hands have been occupied helping Cena in the classrooms or cleaning up with Mr. Foster in the garden.  The children had great fun making mud in the trenches near[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 Grade R
Sunbirdies love Mr Keller

Sunbirdies love Mr Keller

The last two weeks have been hectically busy at Sunbird with the children  really showing their true potential. Art has been stepped up a notch with children having to work cooperatively at a given task.  Our first co-op activity had the children making a vase of flowers for spring. Many showed leadership potential and to the delight of their teachers,[Read More…]

by September 12, 2012 Grade R
Spring has sprung at Sunbird

Spring has sprung at Sunbird

Spring is definitely in the air at Sunbird, children have been celebrating the long awaited warmth and sunny skies. It was a topic of conversation in our care circles this week as many of the children commented that they were happy that spring was here and that summer is on it’s way.  One child was heard to say, “I get[Read More…]

by September 5, 2012 Grade R

Our Safari Hunt

Our Sunbirdies had great fun on Friday when they  went on a ‘Safari Hunt’, right in our very own ‘game reserve’ garden.  They had to search diligently for the wild animals hidden in the bush.  Some children even spotted the elusive animals camouflaged by the trees and flowers.  While searching for these magnificent animals, the children ticked of their finds[Read More…]

by August 29, 2012 Grade R

Our wild life park

Had you visited Sunbird on Wednesday, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a Wildlife Park. Thanks to our two G.A.P. students Marion and Emma, various forms of wildlife were seen camouflaged in our new re-vamped playground. Thanks to Mr Keller there are no more hippo’s wallowing in the mud, but dry little Sunbirdies playing in the straw.[Read More…]

by August 22, 2012 Grade R

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