Primary

Developing Dedicated Deducers

Developing Dedicated Deducers

As educators it is not only our responsibility to teach the required curriculum content, but to challenge new methods and explore a range of strategies that allow children who are more mathematically competent and gifted to develop an understanding of how the mathematics they have learned is going to help them in a particular context. To this end, one student[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Living the Experience!

Living the Experience!

The Grade Three’s have been living the life of actors, actresses and dancers in their Theatre Production: The Tales of Time! It was a thrill and an experience of a lifetime for them to come to school in the early evening to climb into their magical costumes and coat their faces with exquisite make-up to enhance their character traits. Slowly[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
Production FUN in Grade 2!

Production FUN in Grade 2!

What a joy it has been to see our budding stars perform on stage so confidently. Tales of Time has been a brilliant way to begin our end of term wind down. Each boy and girl has felt like a true celebrity. Make up, hair, amazing costumes and all the lights, cameras and action they can handle.  Backstage jitters have[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Term Three fun in Grade One!

Term Three fun in Grade One!

What a wonderful term it has been! As we wrap up Term Three, we look back on all the great things that took place. We had our field trip to Kirstenbosch Gardens, we learned many new concepts in Mathematics like halving, symmetry, measurement and much more.     One of the most exciting parts of the term has been preparing[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
What a term!

What a term!

The Foundation Phase, has been hard at work rounding off their skills in IT Interchange in the back end of a busy, but exciting, third term. Amidst the business of  the third term routine, the Grade 1s have been absolutely thriving in IT – with a major focus being placed on their “typing” and “internet research skills”, thinking ahead to Grade[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 Digital, Primary
A day in the life of a Chacma Baboon

A day in the life of a Chacma Baboon

The Grade 5’s have been diving deep into the research and knowledge about our infamous trouble-making primate: the Chacma Baboon that roams across the vast majority of the Cape Peninsula.       This research task has allowed for our children to expand their digital learning experience by using their iPads in assisting them with research and the gathering of relevant data, such as[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Digital, Grade 5, Primary

Grade 4’s give back!

Sticking to our theme this year of saving the planet and caring for our seas, the grade fours decided to participate in a volunteer project to help the community by making eco-bricks. Eco-bricks are becoming a world-wide project where people use their non-biological waste to stuff the bottles solid. The bottles are then used to build full-scale buildings such as schools, offices[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
CARE and Gratitude in Grade 3

CARE and Gratitude in Grade 3

Why do we CARE? We CARE to improve the classroom environment, this helps us to maintain a mostly emotionally stable atmosphere . To CARE is to include all our friends, to value and respect each and every one in and outside the classroom. We learn to play better, to accept people and feel loved and safe in the class we[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
Term 4 Brochures – Sport and ELO Choices

Term 4 Brochures – Sport and ELO Choices

On Friday, 7 September, the Term 4 Sport and ELO Brochures are going home in the “Take Home Diary”. Please click on the link below to access the Brochure which interests you: Sunbird Sport Brochure Sunbird Sports Brochure – Term 4 – Summer 2018 Sunbird Music Brochure Term 4 GRADE R Music Brochure 2018 Sun Valley Sport Brochure SVPS Brochure[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 Grade R, Music, Pre-Primary, Primary, Sport, Xhosa
Grade One has a SPRING in their step!

Grade One has a SPRING in their step!

Spring has finally sprung! After a very cold Winter, it was time to celebrate the arrival of a new season. To welcome it in, Sun Valley got to dress up in their best “Spring Bling“. Flowery hats, colourful leis and painted faces were just some of the trends for the day.   Our Grade 1s came dressed to the nines! Classes[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 Grade 1, Primary