Grade 1

Chess Cheer in Grade 1

Chess Cheer in Grade 1

Last week Tuesday, we got a chance to play the inaugural game on the brand new chess board. The chess board was the latest and last addition to our beautiful new playground. The children watched excitedly as the pieces were brought out and placed on the board (some pieces are half their size)! The “opening” game was played by the[Read More…]

by November 25, 2016 Grade 1
Gritty Grade 1s Gear Up for Grade 2

Gritty Grade 1s Gear Up for Grade 2

Last Friday, 4 November, our Grade Ones had their Grit Awards. The format of the awards changed this year and allowed for a far more special and intimate setting. Every child had an opportunity to taste success as acknowledging grit was the focus. Each child was celebrated and had a special dedication in their teacher’s voice over. We then went[Read More…]

by November 10, 2016 Grade 1
Grade 1 Update: Our Beautiful New Playground

Grade 1 Update: Our Beautiful New Playground

This week got off to a very exciting start. The Foundation Phase students arrived at school to find that the new playground had been completed. It is absolutely beautiful. The children are loving this new space and the various equipment. The trampolines have already been hard at work – a firm favourite amongst the grades. The chess area is still under[Read More…]

by November 3, 2016 Grade 1
Term Three was Filled with Glee in Grade One!

Term Three was Filled with Glee in Grade One!

Wow – the last few weeks of Term Three were lots of fun for our Grade Ones! Funscapes, sunflower journals and a BRAND NEW jungle gym were all part of the fun. Our classes throughly enjoyed Funscapes and the creativity flowed in our Funscapes options. The Grade Ones could choose from the Free Club, Mosaic Club, Craft Club and Kids Shack.[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 Grade 1
E-colour fun in Grade One

E-colour fun in Grade One

Last week our Grade One classes were introduced to their first e-colour, yellow. Yellow symbolises the socialiser. The socialiser is someone who loves social interaction and thrives on being around other people. This term we have been learning about ‘The Lorax‘. The Lorax is a socialiser too. He is a chatty character and loves to share his wisdom with those around him,[Read More…]

by September 21, 2016 Grade 1
Spring has Sprung in Grade One

Spring has Sprung in Grade One

On the 1st of September, Sun Valley Primary celebrated Spring Day. Although the weather did not play along, the children definitely got into the spirit of spring. The school had an abundance of colour as the classes came dressed up in their seasonal gear. The Grade Ones looked absolutely amazing. We loved the creativity of the outfits. The colours were bright[Read More…]

by September 6, 2016 Grade 1
Grade Ones are Kirstenbosch Explorers!

Grade Ones are Kirstenbosch Explorers!

Last week our Grade Ones went on their Term Three field trip to Kirstenbosch Gardens. We were blessed with great weather on both days and the children arrived excited for their adventure. The Kirstenbosch Gardens field trip links to our Life Skills curriculum where we learn about plants. When we arrived, the children were very excited to get started and[Read More…]

by August 24, 2016 Grade 1
Sentence Superstars at our Recent Expo

Sentence Superstars at our Recent Expo

Last week Thursday, Sun Valley held an Expo Day, with the focus being on our No Homework Policy. The Grade One teachers have seen the direct benefits of no homework. The children are more relaxed and reading is a source of fun and adventure. In reading, they are introduced to the various parts of speech and sentence structures. We decided to[Read More…]

by August 11, 2016 Grade 1
Grandparents Visit Our Gritty Grade Ones

Grandparents Visit Our Gritty Grade Ones

In Term Two, Sun Valley had the chance to celebrate all the wonderful grandparents and held ‘Grandparent’s Day’. On the day the grandparents came and watched a presentation in the hall done by the Foundation Phase grades. Once the presentation was done the grandparents could then go to the classes and see their grandchildren. The Grade Ones were very excited[Read More…]

by July 27, 2016 Grade 1
What a Fun Term Two – Grade One Had Lots To Do!

What a Fun Term Two – Grade One Had Lots To Do!

Term Two has come to an end and the holidays are looming. It has been a wonderful term. The Grade Ones had SO much fun but also learned a lot. Term Two really allows the teachers the opportunity to see the amazing progress the children make. Term One is for settling in and in Term Two we get to see[Read More…]

by June 22, 2016 Grade 1