Primary

Grade 2s go Waddling

Grade 2s go Waddling

“What do penguins do when they want to get better at something?” – “They pract-ICE!” This term we have been going penguin crazy. We started off by learning about the penguin life cycle, going to Boulders Beach to see the penguins in action, and this week we have been creating our very own Penguin Projects in class. We have had[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 Grade 2, Primary
Grade 3’s visit Soetwater

Grade 3’s visit Soetwater

Last week, the Grade threes had the opportunity to visit and explore our very own Soetwater Environmental Education Centre. The children got to learn and appreciate the history behind such a beautiful place.  The weather was perfect for a treasure hunt on the beach. Here the children searched the beach for natural and man made objects of different shapes, sizes[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
An exciting arrival in Grade One

An exciting arrival in Grade One

A couple of weeks ago we had an exciting delivery arrive in Grade One. We got our brand new Sebezaphones! What is a sebezaphone you ask? It is a “phone” that is held by the child that amplifies their voice. What comes out as a whisper, is heard quite loudly by the child. It allows them to be the reader[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Technology makes teaching FUN!

Technology makes teaching FUN!

Our Grade Sixes at Sun Valley Group of Schools have ‘Passion and Grit’, in all aspects of the learning process. We having so much fun ensuring that the use of technology has been incorporated into our curriculum. Our Interactive teaching Applications help the children see the functionality of the tools like the use of a protractor and compass, during Mathematics,[Read More…]

by March 9, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Hiking with iPADS!

Hiking with iPADS!

On Friday the 3rd of March, the Grade 4’s set off on their hike to Peers Cave. After talking about what it means to be a responsible hiker, as well as what to look out for on our hike, we started our ascent to Peers Cave. Being the HOME of Digital Learning, the Grade 4’s got to to take their[Read More…]

by March 9, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Grade Sevens ROCK High Africa Camp Site

Grade Sevens ROCK High Africa Camp Site

This past week, the Sun Valley Grade Seven students set off to Worcester for their camp at the beautiful High Africa Camp Site. Over the past few years, the Grade Seven has been talked up to be the very best camp during their primary school years. Of course, this meant that the excitement as well as the expectations were sky[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 Grade 7, Uncategorized
Connecting Communities in Grade 5

Connecting Communities in Grade 5

Our Grade 5 kids have taken time travel to a whole new level, by learning about the early explorers who touched the soils of the Cape many years ago. Traveling back on the timeline, learning about the different communities that influenced the Cape’s authentic infrastructure, food, dress and music. It is these communities that have made the Cape as we know[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 3 is definitely not a natural disaster!

Grade 3 is definitely not a natural disaster!

Grade 3 is definitely not a natural disaster; however they have really enjoyed the experience of researching and recording interesting facts about the different types of natural disasters. The Grade 3’s were able to choose their own natural disaster to research for their exciting new project. What a new adventure it is to be able to read through information, decide[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
iRead: Broaden the horizon

iRead: Broaden the horizon

Last week iRead center challenged the Grade 5 to step outside their Genres. Each Grade 5 had to pair up with a very good friend. They had to recommend one of their favourite books for their friend to read.                                              It was a challenge because a lot of the students take the[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Library, Primary
Grade One’s do their first project

Grade One’s do their first project

On Thursday 16 February, our Grade Ones completed their first project for the year. The project focus was “All about me at school“. The project was completed at school during our recent Expo Day. The project was fun and required some in-class research. They had to choose their teacher and GAP student from a selection of photos, as well as[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Grade 1, Primary