Primary

A moment of science please…

A moment of science please…

“Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organising our curiosity.” – Tim Minchin Children are born with inquiring minds and a natural excitement for science. However, just like learning how to read or count, learning how to ask questions and do experiments are a vital part in education. During our Science Week, we aim to[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 4, Primary
A day of giving back at Bhongolethu

A day of giving back at Bhongolethu

Recently, the Grade 5’s ventured off to Bhongolethu Foundation with the intention of creating meaningful connections and friendships with the Pre-Primary and Primary school learners. The Grade 5’s had spent the prior weeks collecting toys, games, writing materials and any other educational supplies they could find to donate to the Bhonguletu Foundation. They were eager to share the love and[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Bean there, grew that!

Bean there, grew that!

The Grade 2’s planted their beans two weeks ago, exposing them to different conditions. They have been caring for them, and watching them very closely since then, monitoring every bit of their growth. The beans were planted into soil and sand, to determine which one they would grow best in. The results have shocked even the teachers!  Can you guess which[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Hopping to Higgeldy Piggeldy!

Hopping to Higgeldy Piggeldy!

Recently, our Grade Ones set off on their field trip to Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard at Imhoff Farm. We have been learning about pets this term and the field trip created a great real-life link to what the children have been learning in class. The children had been looking forward to this field trip for a long time and the excitement[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Computers vs Teachers? The Grade Three Opinion

Computers vs Teachers? The Grade Three Opinion

During Literacy this week, we challenged the Grade Threes to utilise their critical and creative minds and form their own opinion on whether or not computers should replace teachers.  The Grade Three teachers provided their class with some useful information pertaining to both sides of the argument, but it was the children who blew us away with their unique approach[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Digital, Grade 3, Primary
Art Club – ELO

Art Club – ELO

The Grade 1-3 ELO Art Club students, have been very busy designing paintings this term. Concentrating on 2 or 3 mediums throughout the term, the students are having a blast learning new material and techniques.             Students were given a blank canvas and a rough idea on a landscape design. Encouraging them to add their[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Creative Expression, Primary
Robots Invade Sun Valley Primary School!

Robots Invade Sun Valley Primary School!

It is a sign of technology advancing when spherical-robots are accessible by the touch of a digital pad. No longer are we resigned to seeing these cute little roller-balls communicating with Luke Skywalker through a galactic adventure. We now have the opportunity ourselves to pioneer new creative pathways in education and teleport ourselves into the future of problem-solving. The Grade[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 Digital, Grade 7, Primary
Grade 4 Explorers!

Grade 4 Explorers!

It has been an exciting week in Grade 4. As part of our theme for the year, focusing on the Valley, the Grade 4s explored Silvermine. Starting off around the Silvermine Dam, the students completed some experiments and looked at plant and animal life. After some good snacks and refueling, they finished off their exploring by walking next to the[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 Grade 4, Primary
Discovering the real meaning of bullying.

Discovering the real meaning of bullying.

The theme for Grade 6 this year is ‘conflict’. We explore different conflicts from conflict within ourselves to conflict between race and gender… This week our focus has been on bullying and the conflict it brings to people. We have discovered different types of bullying, from physical bullying and emotional bullying to cyberbullying. Today our Grade 6’s designed posters in their[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 Grade 6, Primary
We Love Grandparents…(and cookies!)

We Love Grandparents…(and cookies!)

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” – Rudy Giuliani.    Last week, we had the privilege of welcoming our grandparents into our classes! After enjoying a lovely assembly performed by yours truly – the talented group of Sun Valley[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 Grade 5, Primary