Primary

Further Adventures of Grade 3 Explorers

Further Adventures of Grade 3 Explorers

On Monday 14th and Thursday the 17th of May the Grade 3s went on an adventure they would never forget. They reached Cape Point, the place they had been eagerly anticipating, the place where famous explorers once roamed… We met our lovely tour guide, Aunty Christa, at a meeting point where we were able to overlook the famous, Dias Beach.[Read More…]

by May 25, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
IGNITING Dreams in Grade 2!

IGNITING Dreams in Grade 2!

This week the Grade 2 classes got the opportunity to visit one of the oldest universities in South Africa! We hopped on a luxury 60 seater bus and set off to the University of Cape Town. We visited UCT to expose our young children to a higher education institute in the hopes that it would ignite a passion for their futures. We were hosted by the Zoology Department[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Special MOMENTS at Grandparents Day

Special MOMENTS at Grandparents Day

Recently, Sun Valley held their annual Grandparents Day. The Grade Ones had been working hard in their books to show their grandparents their best work. They had also been practising their special stage presentation to teach the grandparents what our “cracking success” theme means. On the day, the children were so excited to have their grandparents visit their classroom and have[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
MAPPING our way to LEARNING

MAPPING our way to LEARNING

In a 2013 report on maps and education, National Geographic concluded, “Spatial thinking is arguably one the most important ways of thinking for a child to develop as he or she grows. … A student who has acquired robust spatial thinking skills is at an advantage in our increasingly global and technical society.” It is with this desired outcome in[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Science WONDERS in Grade 6

Science WONDERS in Grade 6

Over the past few weeks the Grade Sixes have been leaning about acids, bases and neutrals. This involved learning about the link between smell and taste. It was rather entertaining seeing their reaction to the different tastes of certain foods. A research project has been completed on the nose which was presented to the teacher using the Popplet App on[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Grade 6, Primary

Exploring our world, one Country Oral at a time!

Over this past week, the Grade 4s have been on a round the world trip, all from the comfort of their own classroom! Making use of their digital devices, each learner was able to research their country of choice and discover what exciting things they had on offer. Keynotes and posters provided us with a visual display of culture, food[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Grade 4 Assessment FACE2FACE Evening NOTE

Grade 4 Assessment FACE2FACE Evening NOTE

Click on the PDF link below for a brief summary of the Assessment FACE2FACE Grade 4 session. ASSESSMENT Summary notes 2018

by May 17, 2018 Curriculum, General, Grade 4
There’s No Dark Side in Grade 2

There’s No Dark Side in Grade 2

Last week Friday, on May 4th, the Grade 2 playground was swarming with Princess Leias, Darth Vaders, Jedis, and there was even a Wookie or two! Seeing as it was International Star Wars day, the Grade 2s decided it was as good an excuse as any to dig through the dress up closet and come to school as our favourite[Read More…]

by May 10, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Learning SUMS is loads of FUN!

Learning SUMS is loads of FUN!

With the start of a new term comes many exciting new concepts, especially in our Mathematics curriculum. This term we have introduced our Grade Ones to addition and subtraction sums. After learning about numbers last term, it was time to apply them in new ways!   Our Grade Ones have been enjoying learning how to add and subtract and many[Read More…]

by May 10, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
The Grade Three’s ‘arrr’ explorers

The Grade Three’s ‘arrr’ explorers

This week, the Grade Threes set sail on an adventure, filled with deviant pirates and curious explorers! Our Life Skills focus has been directed at discovering the various expeditions, findings and challenges that explorers, such as Vasco da Gama; James Cook; Christopher Columbus and David Livingstone encountered along their journeys. Just as the explorers once did, the Grade Threes learnt[Read More…]

by May 9, 2018 Grade 3, Primary