Primary

Grade Three’s Having a Ball Reaching Out

Grade Three’s Having a Ball Reaching Out

      iThemba means ‘hope’. In response to the massive need for quality pre-primary education in under-resourced communities, St. Peters launched an Early Childhood Development Centre in January 2012. There are now about 60 children ages 3-6, from disadvantaged backgrounds who attend iThemba School, in the building alongside St Peters Church. The Grade Threes at Sun Valley Primary School[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Good to Be Back in Grade 2!

Good to Be Back in Grade 2!

Welcome back to the last term of 2017. We hope you are ready for all the excitement that comes along with this part of the year. We are looking forward to our Save our Seas Field Trip, GRIT Awards and all sorts of other fun things. This term we will be learning about all things found under the sea. We will[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade 2, Primary
Grade One bringing CHEER to TEARS

Grade One bringing CHEER to TEARS

Last term the Grade Ones completed their community service project for the year, something done in every grade at SVPS. We decided to collect items for TEARS, a local dog and cat rescue shelter in the valley. We chose this as it links to our ‘Pets‘ theme in our Life Skills curriculum. The CARE and Reflection Monitors from each class[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 4 making a difference one Ecobrick at a time!

Grade 4 making a difference one Ecobrick at a time!

After much anticipation and weeks of collecting plastic the Grade 4’s set about to make a difference in the amount of plastic waste that they produce by making Ecobricks at school. What is an Ecobrick you may be wondering? Well as the Grade 4’s discovered it a a fabulous solution for plastic waste. An Ecobrick is a plastic bottle stuffed[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Reaching out to the COMMUNITY in Grade 6

Reaching out to the COMMUNITY in Grade 6

The Grade 6s recently visited Living Hope Centre just outside of Capri. A day of giving back to the community was awaiting our kids and what amazing servant hearts they have displayed during our time spent there.     The four classes rotated between four stations. Station One was where they packed the hygiene packs with items collected for Living[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
The Grade 5’s become Environmentalists

The Grade 5’s become Environmentalists

On Thursday 21 September our Grade 5’s set off to Soetwater Environmental Centre. Arriving on the beachfront, we all wondered how we would be taught to become ‘Environmentalists’ for the day. We were welcomed by enthusiastic volunteers, who work closely with the well-known Mr Lappies. Our minds were immediately challenged and put to work with group discussions on Eco-systems. They[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
‘Sliming’ it in Grade 3

‘Sliming’ it in Grade 3

It is a well-known fact that children love to get messy and it is an important part of their development. For this very reason, the grade three teachers decided to embrace science week through a messy discovery. We decided to embrace the slime craze by having co-operative groups conduct their own experiments to create fluffy slime. Each co-operative group was[Read More…]

by September 23, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Elephant’s Toothpaste – an Enormous Success!

Elephant’s Toothpaste – an Enormous Success!

Last week we did a few variations of The Elephant’s Toothpaste experiment. We had such a great time together on the field as a grade as we experimented for the first time. The kids were fascinated by the different colours of the “toothpaste”. We then invited the Grade 1s and 3s into our classrooms to show off our experiments. The teachers[Read More…]

by September 23, 2017 Grade 2, Primary
E-colour fun in Grade One!

E-colour fun in Grade One!

Last week our Grade Ones were introduced to the third e-colour, Yellow. The yellow e-colour symbolizes the “socializer“. This refers to the part of your personality that helps you interact with those around you and engage with others. We linked this e-colour lesson with our current theme, The Lorax. The Lorax is a socializer and a great leader/team player. In the[Read More…]

by September 23, 2017 Grade 1, Primary

Our underwater adventure!

This week our grade 4s got to go on our ignition outing to the University of Cape Town MA-RE centre. Here they learned about all different parts of the ocean; from different types of fish to diving and how to keep our oceans free of plastic. The two classes were split into 5 groups and had 30 minutes at each station to learn about[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 Grade 4, Primary