Primary

Setting the PACE in Grade 6!

Setting the PACE in Grade 6!

Our school has some amazing policies which ensure that our children are given the best chance to shine, specifically in Mathematics and English. The children at our school are placed in the various pace groups namely: Support, Core or Extension. Our Grade Six children are placed with other children that are working at a similar pace in either Mathematics or in[Read More…]

by August 31, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Technology: ‘Bean’ there … LOVED it!

Technology: ‘Bean’ there … LOVED it!

It has been a whirlwind of a term so far. The Grade 2 boys and girls have had the opportunity to plant their own beans. Some beans have flourished with just the right of water, sunlight and love. Other boys and girls have experienced some heartache, because their bean hasn’t faired so well. They have been observing the beans growth[Read More…]

by August 24, 2017 Grade 2, Primary
Grade 3’s… To Infinity and Beyond

Grade 3’s… To Infinity and Beyond

On Monday the 21st August the Grade 3’s were privileged enough to be visited by the Cape Town Mobile Science Centre’s Travelleing Planetarium. Each class was able to have a turn to enter into the blow-up dome to spend some time travelling through our solar system. As they entered the dark dome they were instructed to get comfortable, lay back and[Read More…]

by August 24, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade Ones learn through PLAY at Kirstenbosch

Grade Ones learn through PLAY at Kirstenbosch

This week our Grade Ones went on their Term Three field trip to Kirstenbosch Gardens. The children arrived very excited as they had been waiting for this day for a long time. In class they have learnt about the different parts of a plant and were ready to see what they had learnt in person.   Once at Kirstenbosch, the classes[Read More…]

by August 24, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Look at our TECHNOLOGY in Grade 6!

Look at our TECHNOLOGY in Grade 6!

Technology is everywhere – interweaved in almost every part of our daily lives. It affects how we live, work, play, and most importantly how we learn. We are truly blessed to be part of a forward-thinking school who wants to improve teaching and learning through technology and who wants to help our students to be successful.   The addition of[Read More…]

by August 23, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Building South Africa, one contour line at a time.

Building South Africa, one contour line at a time.

Our Grade 5’s have recently been tackling the challenges of mastering the concept of contour lines. As you can imagine, this is not an easy task. We decided that the only way to conquer the concept was to tackle it in true Sun Valley fashion: getting hands on.                The Grade 5’s were delighted[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
A Day in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory

A Day in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory

This week the Grade 4s got the opportunity to watch a rendition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performed by actors from the National Theatre. Our school hall was transformed into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory where each learner pushed their imaginations to the limit and tapped into their inner creativity. The Grade 4’s had so much fun interacting with the[Read More…]

by August 16, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Clothes for Life Campaign will make a difference in OUR community

Clothes for Life Campaign will make a difference in OUR community

Green bags filled with clothing for the underprivileged flocked through the Sun Valley Primary School gates this morning. Over the past two years, the Sun Valley Primary School family has gone out of their way to break collection records and change the lives of those in less fortunate communities. The project aims to uplift young, underprivileged entrepreneurs. Communities are given the opportunity[Read More…]

by August 14, 2017 Grade 7, Uncategorized
Number fun in Grade One!

Number fun in Grade One!

What a busy beginning of term it has been! Our Grade Ones have been very busy and working hard. They have been introduced to many new concepts in different areas and are having lots of fun exploring these concepts. One area they have been working very hard in is Mathematics. We have introduced them to the new work cards which[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 3’s are off and away to SKA!

Grade 3’s are off and away to SKA!

As we all know, third term is one of Grade Threes most exciting terms, due to its focus on Our Solar System. We started our term off, like a rocket into space, having each class visit the SKA office in Pinelands. SKA is short for Square Kilometer Array, and is a project that is run internationally but has its bases[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 Grade 3, Primary