Grade 1

James and the giant peach at Sun Valley Primary

James and the giant peach at Sun Valley Primary

All children watched the performance of  “James and the giant peach” in the hall today. The children were very excited! The production was extremely entertaining and well received by the boys and girls. Some were even given the chance to take part in the show. There was much laughter and giggling as the actors pretended to be insects and and[Read More…]

by July 26, 2012 Grade 1
Madiba Magic!

Madiba Magic!

Today Sun Valley Primary joined with many schools as we celebrated Nelson Mandela’s birthday. All children made a flag for this special event and donated baby clothes and stationery. We started the day with a celebration assembly in the hall. All children from Grade R to Matric joined in this event.   Each Grade then completed 67 minutes of service to[Read More…]

by July 18, 2012 Grade 1
Grade One Community outreach

Grade One Community outreach

The Grade One’s celebrated “Christmas in July“. All children were asked to bring in a toy they no longer use, which is in good condition. We collected the toys from our children and will be donating them to schools in our community. Thank you to all parents who assisted their children in selecting toys for this worthy cause.

by July 18, 2012 Grade 1
i-pads are cool!

i-pads are cool!

The Grade One’s have been very excited about the arrival of the i-pads in our classes. Each class had had the opportunity to experience and explore the i-pad. The children received one i-pad between two children. We looked at the blog site and experienced the interactive stories of “fabtales”. The children had such fun! We can’t wait for our next[Read More…]

by June 20, 2012 Grade 1
It’s magic!

It’s magic!

Mrs Hall and Miss Marchant’s classes went to visit the Magic Classroom today. The children were very excited! Prof Bayla showed them a few magic tricks and even pulled coins out from some of the boys and girls ears, jerseys and hair! The children then got a chance to explore the various forms of illusion. This was followed by a[Read More…]

by June 13, 2012 Grade 1
The Grade One’s are Proudly South African

The Grade One’s are Proudly South African

The Grade One’s have been very busy learning all about our country and its national symbols. The children are very proud of their flag. They had such fun today making one in class and writing what they love about South Africa. Fishing, nature, the mountains and colours of South Africa were all highlighted. Their pictures will soon be displayed on[Read More…]

by June 7, 2012 Grade 1
Then and Now in Grade 1

Then and Now in Grade 1

  Recently, the Foundation Phase grandparents visited their grandchildren in a modern 21st century classroom. Today one of the teachers dressed up as a school child from Grandma’s day and they learned what a classroom of the 60s was like.  The children giggled at the sight of her in a gym slip, white shirt, tie and her hair tied up[Read More…]

by May 31, 2012 Grade 1
Busy bees!

Busy bees!

The children are very busy, working hard and doing their best in their work books. The teachers are collecting marks and looking very carefully at all the children’s work as report writing is just around the corner! Our Grade One’s have come so far this year and we are very proud of them! Keep up the good work boys and girls!

by May 23, 2012 Grade 1
Grandparents’ day, hip hip hooray!

Grandparents’ day, hip hip hooray!

Today was our Foundation Phase Grandparents’ day. The children were so excited and could not wait for their grandparents to arrive at the classrooms. It was so precious to see the children showing off their work. There was a special page in all the children’s books for their grandparents to write about their grandchilds work– Thank you to all our[Read More…]

by May 17, 2012 Grade 1
Afrikaans in Grade One!

Afrikaans in Grade One!

Afrikaans forms a fun, interactive part of the Grade One curriculum. The children in Grade One have been learning to tell the story of “Die drie klein varkies”. There is plenty of laughter and fun to be had as they dramatise and recite the story and poems in Afrikaans. Moms and dads ask them to tell you the story at[Read More…]

by May 16, 2012 Grade 1