Grade 1

Grade Ones with green thumbs!

Grade Ones with green thumbs!

The past few weeks our Grade Ones have been learning all about plants. Our Kirstenbosch field trip was the link to plants in our curriculum and we have carried this through within the classrooms.    The children have been learning about the parts of a plant and what a plant needs to grow. They have drawn and labeled their own[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade Ones learn through PLAY at Kirstenbosch

Grade Ones learn through PLAY at Kirstenbosch

This week our Grade Ones went on their Term Three field trip to Kirstenbosch Gardens. The children arrived very excited as they had been waiting for this day for a long time. In class they have learnt about the different parts of a plant and were ready to see what they had learnt in person.   Once at Kirstenbosch, the classes[Read More…]

by August 24, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Number fun in Grade One!

Number fun in Grade One!

What a busy beginning of term it has been! Our Grade Ones have been very busy and working hard. They have been introduced to many new concepts in different areas and are having lots of fun exploring these concepts. One area they have been working very hard in is Mathematics. We have introduced them to the new work cards which[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Term Three glee in Grade One!

Term Three glee in Grade One!

Term Three has only just begun, but we know it is going to be filled with fun. This year has flown by and our precious Grade Ones are already halfway through their first year in “big school”. This term our central theme will be the Lorax. We will learn about all the great qualities he has and the influence he has on[Read More…]

by July 27, 2017 Grade 1, 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
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
PJ Party Fun in Grade One

PJ Party Fun in Grade One

On Friday, 12 May, the Grade Ones excitedly got dressed for their first big school PJ party. Slippers in abundance and more onesies than you could count made for a very fun night. The Grade Ones arrived with much excitement and lots of laughter as they saw their teachers in PJs and classrooms ready for fun.      Once all[Read More…]

by May 24, 2017 Grade 1, Primary, Uncategorized
Grade Ones link up and RELATE!

Grade Ones link up and RELATE!

Last week we introduced the Grade Ones to the second E-colour for the year, blue. The blue E-colour is the relator. This refers to the personality trait that allows you to empathise with and support others. We have also been reading our set work book for the term, Winnie the Pooh, and discussed who the relator might be in the story. We[Read More…]

by May 12, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 3’s teach Grade 1’s about SCIENCE!

Grade 3’s teach Grade 1’s about SCIENCE!

At the end of Term One, the Grade Ones linked up with the Grade Threes for Science week. The Grade Threes had been working hard on their science experiments and perfecting their techniques before they showed them to the Grade Ones. The classes then linked up and were each shown an experiment. One class watched the Grade Threes make a[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade Ones on their first big school field trip

Grade Ones on their first big school field trip

A few weeks ago our Grade Ones went on their first big school field trip. The destination was Fish Hoek beach and what fun was to be had! After many days of awful weather – we were lucky enough to have THE most incredible weather on the two days that we had our field trips. Smiling faces, cloudless skies and[Read More…]

by April 17, 2017 Grade 1, Primary