Pre-Primary

Healthy Brains, Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

Healthy Brains, Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

As part of the Sun Valley Group of Schools, Sunbird Pre-Primary is a brain based school. Our environment and the structures that we put in place encourage optimal brain development. Nutrition plays a key role in developing strong and healthy brains, minds and bodies. Children have important dietary needs to support continued growth and development. They require macro nutrients such[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Coming HOME

Coming HOME

Looking into the eyes of our new children on the first day of school felt like coming home. Our little ones have already crept so deeply into our hearts. There’s a buzz, there’s excitement, and the few tears early in the morning soon dry and transform into happy laughter. We have had a full week getting to know the children[Read More…]

by January 22, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Still Playing With Purpose in Grade R

Still Playing With Purpose in Grade R

As our year is winding down and we see how our little ones are growing up in front of our eyes, we are still playing with purpose. We are so happy to experience the Sunbirdies playing “old fashioned and traditional games”, which in today’s fast paced society, has become a rare sight. They play hopscotch and love the feeling of[Read More…]

by November 28, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
The End is Near, Roll on Big School!

The End is Near, Roll on Big School!

Our Sunbirdies are nearly ready to fly off to big school! Continuing with our fantasy and fairytale theme, we have been making fairy houses… (which even the boys enjoyed designing!) Parents: maybe this could even be used as a hotel for the tooth fairy who is visiting our little ones quite often these days. We have also had loads of[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
High 5 KIDS

High 5 KIDS

Sunbird Pre-Primary is gearing up to receive the 2017 intake of Grade R students. Our little legends met their class teachers yesterday and this evening the teachers had a chance to meet the parents and discuss first steps on our our journey together. Parents learnt what “learning ready”bodies look like and the power of play to create the right environment[Read More…]

by November 2, 2016 Grade R, Group Principal, Pre-Primary
Gardening Up a Storm

Gardening Up a Storm

The Mini-Garden Club What an amazing experience we had, digging our little fingers into soil, mixing, sifting, patting, moulding and squishing. After selecting a tray each, our Mini-Gardeners filled them with the soil that they had prepared. First a large stone was selected as focal point for the gardens. Then, the children selected a number of plants which they creatively[Read More…]

by September 21, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Rumble in the Jungle in Grade R

Rumble in the Jungle in Grade R

Spring is finally here! Our Sunbirdies fittingly started fresh with a brand new theme, “Everything Jungle”. We are enjoying our set work book “The Great Kapok Tree” . The Grade R’s are learning about many strange and wonderful animals and plants found all over the jungles of the world. Our children are blossoming and growing as they show off their creative ability during[Read More…]

by September 6, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
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‘Eggscapades’ in Grade R

Although we are the teachers, it would be wise to remember that children can also do the teaching. At Sunbird we were so “egg-cited” when one of our little bodies brought a basket full of eggs as it gave us a great opportunity to learn about different eggs. Quite honestly, we also learned to have compassion for these two-legged fowls! With a book[Read More…]

by August 24, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

What fun our Sunbirdies are having exploring our wonderful world. First we travelled with Oscar and Hoo and learned all about deserts. A desert is a desolate place with very little rainfall, and can be hot (like the Sahara Desert) or cold (like Antarctica). The children love learning about all the different kinds of animals and plants that are able[Read More…]

by August 12, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Feeling our Way into Term Three

Feeling our Way into Term Three

After an awesome three week holiday, we are back in full force. The children are enjoying reconnecting with friends. We have some new items that need exploring, and while we walk around, we come across some new blue textured floor mats. Our Sunbirdies described feeling many different sensations. As the rain keeps us confined indoors, we use our new PlusPlus to build exciting[Read More…]

by July 27, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary