Grade 7

Digging into Deep Learning

Digging into Deep Learning

We started our first day off with our Grade 7 students with a question “Why did you come to school today?” The answers, needless to say, was intriguing – and the most common answer was “cause my mom said I had to go”. Our theme for 2020 is Deep Learning which refers to valuable learning that sticks, but how on[Read More…]

by January 24, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
A Celebration of Dreams and Gratitude

A Celebration of Dreams and Gratitude

For the Grade 7 learners of 2019, the season of Primary School Education is almost over and the end of an amazing year is drawing to a close. With this in mind and with butterflies in their stomaches, our Grade 7 learners took to the stage one final time to celebrate the moments for which they were grateful. As they looked[Read More…]

by December 2, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Painting with Poetry in Grade 7

Painting with Poetry in Grade 7

This past week he Grade 7s have been working on something special…the writing of their own poems. The instructions were simple: “Create your own unique poem.” Despite the simplicity of the instruction, the task was much more difficult to tackle. Suddenly our kids had to choose what was of great importance to them, something that they could pour their hearts[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Legendary Entrepreneurs!

Legendary Entrepreneurs!

This week our Grade 7s hosted a very successful annual Market Day. After seven incredible years at Sun Valley, this group of students spent three gruelling weeks planning, organising, budgeting and dreaming about the ‘big day’. Market Day is a little way to say thank you to the staff, the students and to the school as a whole for an[Read More…]

by October 10, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Consulting with the Specialists

Consulting with the Specialists

These past few weeks our Grade 7s have been lucky enough to have been visited by some brilliant guest speakers that offered truly brilliant insight into our current curriculum and activities being covered in class. These guest speakers are specialists in their selected fields.  The information provided by our specialists played specific roles in our students recent classroom activities. As[Read More…]

by September 8, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
A Compelling True Story of Grit: The Children of Willesden Lane

A Compelling True Story of Grit: The Children of Willesden Lane

Grade 7 students (and their Flour Babies) got to experience compelling storytelling at its best during their recent field trip to the Cape Town City Hall to watch Mona Golabek, a Grand Pianist from America, perform and tell the story of her mother.  She describes her mother, Lisa, as her best friend and teacher, not just of piano; but also of[Read More…]

by August 23, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Making Meaning with Maths

Making Meaning with Maths

Grade 7 Engineers and Constructors are hard at work as they set out to design and construct a 3 dimensional model of the most prestigious “Raphael Sol Art & History Museum,” a building designed to be a replica of “The Lourve” in Paris, with a uniquely South African, rectangular based pyramid feel. The planning of the museum’s construction is extensive and requires[Read More…]

by August 19, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Flour Baby Project Kicks Off

Flour Baby Project Kicks Off

Every year out Grade 7 students take on the infamous task of the Baby Project, a task closely associated with fun, laughter, responsibility and on occasion some mild annoyance. This year is no exception, our students were keen to tackle the task. The various Grade 7 partners now carrying the titles of “Mom” and “Dad” dived into the task to[Read More…]

by July 23, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Afrikaans Co-operative Study Groups

Afrikaans Co-operative Study Groups

Co-operative learning continues to be a pivotal structure in Grade 7, even during Assessment Week. This ‘home’ of learning not only makes learning more enjoyable and interactive, but also allows for peer-teaching which results in better long term retention and a broadening of perspectives. Gathering in study groups to rehearse work aloud helps students to develop competence in memory, attention, sequencing of words,[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Grade 7, 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