Primary

Grade One has a SPRING in their step!

Grade One has a SPRING in their step!

Spring has finally sprung! After a very cold Winter, it was time to celebrate the arrival of a new season. To welcome it in, Sun Valley got to dress up in their best “Spring Bling“. Flowery hats, colourful leis and painted faces were just some of the trends for the day.   Our Grade 1s came dressed to the nines! Classes[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Grateful Grade 2s

Grateful Grade 2s

We have explored the concept of  having an ‘attitude of gratitude’. We often get caught up on what’s going wrong, instead of focusing on what is going well. Remaining grateful and remembering the good when things feel tough, make life a little easier and definitely more fun. As teachers we try our best to display our gratitude towards our children[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Equating the Value of ALGEBRA

Equating the Value of ALGEBRA

This term we dove into a new and exciting section of Mathematics: Algebra. New, in the sense that for the first time ever at Sun Valley Primary School, the Grade 7 students were given the task to create an iMovie explaining what Algebra is. For the first time they were tasked to digitally verbalise and create their own unique understanding[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 Digital, Grade 7, Primary
Grade 6 EXPOses Science to InterSen Phase

Grade 6 EXPOses Science to InterSen Phase

“Colour symphony… lava in a cup… bending bones with vinegar” These are just some of the amazing experiments that were conducted by our Grade 6s in Science Expo Week. Assigned with the task to find an experiment to conduct: The Grade 6 co-operative groups researched and compiled hypotheses, restraints and variables that would impact the outcome of their experiments. Each co-operative[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
EXPERT teaching FUN!

EXPERT teaching FUN!

Last week the Grade 4 teachers decided that it would be a good idea to introduce the concept of Expert Teaching to the grade. This concept involves the Subject Head in that grade teaching their subject to all 4 classes on a particular day. This responsibility landed on Mr Best the Afrikaans Subject Head for grade 4. The usually daunting task[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
Bouncy Botanists at Kirstenbosch

Bouncy Botanists at Kirstenbosch

This week our Grade Ones went to Kirstenbosch Gardens for their Third Term field trip. Despite the weather being overcast, it did not dampen their spirits and the children came to school very enthusiastic about the day ahead. Once we arrived at Kirstenbosch, the children had a chance to have their fruit snack and “settle in” for the day. Once[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
ROCKING ROBOTICS in Term 3!

ROCKING ROBOTICS in Term 3!

Robotics has been a main focus, amidst the hustle and bustle of term 3, for our Grade 6s and 7s.  Our tech boffins have revelled at the opportunity to work with their S2 robots in the IT centre this term, combining creativity and problem solving skills to further their knowledge and abilities in Robotics. Robotics, which has been eagerly received by[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Digital, Primary
Nelson Mandela Month

Nelson Mandela Month

Nelson Mandela Creative Expression started off with the big bang this term as we took a look back at Nelson Mandela for Mandela month. The Grade 3-7s had a class discussion on who Nelson Mandela was, and what he has done for our country. We also discussed what Mandela month is all about and what it means to give 67minutes.[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Creative Expression, Primary
Water Wise Wizards in Grade 2!

Water Wise Wizards in Grade 2!

Water is still a hot topic in Cape Town as we live with the responsibility of using this precious resource wisely. Today we learnt about the Water Cycle, and that the water we have today, is the same water our great, great grandparents had. This was quite a shock to our boys and girls. Some interesting questions were raised as to[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Grade 3s – The Art of Performance

Grade 3s – The Art of Performance

“…And Action!” The words “the more I practice, the better I get” are ringing louder than ever amongst the Grade 3’s. They have been excited to get into character, practicing their dance moves and lines over and over again. It has been quite special seeing them practice in their own time, working together as a team to get the steps correct.[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Grade 3, Primary