Primary

Grade 5s become FARMERS!

Grade 5s become FARMERS!

Over the last two weeks the Grade 5s were given an opportunity to become farmers for the day.  We visited Oranjezicht City farm and had a hands on experience of what it is like to live in the city, but still able to run a farm. Some children were hesitant to try the FRESH veggies, fruit and even chillies, while[Read More…]

by June 28, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Grade One heads to Higgeldy Piggeldy

Grade One heads to Higgeldy Piggeldy

On Monday and Wednesday of this week, our Grade Ones headed to Higgledy Piggeldy Farmyard at Imhoff Farm. They arrived at school for their field trip with giant smiles on their faces and lots of food for the animals in hand. Once arrived, the classes were split up. One of the classes went for the activity whilst the other walked[Read More…]

by June 22, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 2 Spiderlings

Grade 2 Spiderlings

Spider  I saw a little spider With the smartest spider head She made somewhere inside her A magic silken thread I saw her sliding down it. She dangled in the air. I saw her climbing up it And pulling up each stair. She made it look so easy I wished all day I knew How I could spin a magic[Read More…]

by June 22, 2017 Grade 2, Primary
Grade 3 Science Sparks!

Grade 3 Science Sparks!

At the end of the term our Grade 3’s were enlightened by the mystery of floating and sinking. It was a great way for children to explore a fun science concept. They were invited to experiment, play and explore how and why different object float and sink when placed into water. As a group they had to predict whether the[Read More…]

by June 21, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade 7 Boat Builders aim to cross the Sun Valley Sea (our pool)

Grade 7 Boat Builders aim to cross the Sun Valley Sea (our pool)

To round off an exciting Science Week, the Sun Valley Grade Sevens went through the process of designing, adhering to constraints and building their very own boats. The task was simple, create a paper based boat that would be able to sail, via the use of wind energy, from one side of the pool to the other. Sounds simple enough?[Read More…]

by June 18, 2017 Grade 7
Grade Six Scientists in the making

Grade Six Scientists in the making

Great excitement filled our Grade Six classrooms last week when it was announced that we were hosting the Science Expo to the rest of the Intermediate Phase in the hall. iPads were taken out immediately and the research for the perfect experiment started. Group discussions took place as decisions had to be made on which experiment to do. Could they[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Grade 5s Additional Development FUN!

Grade 5s Additional Development FUN!

The Grade 5 boys and girls have taken a different approach to learning an additional language. Gathering together every Wednesday, we are taught new poems and rhymes by ‘Teacher Nicolette’ as they call her.  The songs and poems not only create a fun environment to learn in, but allow the kids to practise unfamiliar vocabulary and begin to understanding the Afrikaans language[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
MARDI GRAS Celebrations in Grade 4

MARDI GRAS Celebrations in Grade 4

The Grade 4’s have had lots of fun this week learning about the world renowned Festival of Mardi Gras and how it was held annually in Fish Hoek during the 1960’s and 70’s. For many years, if you had said “Mardi Gras” to anyone in the Cape Peninsula they would have replied “Fish Hoek”. The Mardi Gras Festival grew to[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Threes, working as a team.

Threes, working as a team.

The Grade Threes have been learning that team work is the only way to get a co-operative activity done successfully.  Whether it’s Mathematics, Life Skills or Literacy; working together with our peers in a co-operative group teaches us to accept different learning styles and take on different leadership roles.  This week we have been working on communicating with our co-operative[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Learning about Stranger Danger in Grade One

Learning about Stranger Danger in Grade One

Recently, we held a most successful Expo day. The focus for the day in Grade One was learning about ‘Stranger Danger‘. We began the morning discussing the importance of staying safe and not talking to or listening to strangers. We also taught them the emergency number if they ever felt unsafe – 10111. The Grade Ones then watched two videos that[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 Grade 1, Primary