Primary

Grade 2 Expression

Grade 2 Expression

In Grade 2 we have been focusing on what makes us special and how to be comfortable in our own skin. We realised that it is our differences that makes us so unique and special.     Sun Valley Group of Schools is the Home of creative expression and we try to encourage each child to express themselves any way[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Grade 2, Primary
PRACTICAL Lessons in Grade 6

PRACTICAL Lessons in Grade 6

In Grade Six we believe that practical learning is the best type of learning that can take place. Play is ultimately our brain’s favorite way of learning. To understand how to move from passive to active learning, it is important to understand the four primary learning styles: visual, auditory, read-write, and kinesthetic. People learn using a variety of these methods, but[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Grade 5’s fall in LOVE with CHALLENGES!

Grade 5’s fall in LOVE with CHALLENGES!

Over the past few weeks our Grade 5s have been faced with a number of challenges. As teachers we have loved facilitating them through these moments, helping them learn different ways to approach and tackle them with a positive outlook. One of our most recent challenges was presented during our Maths Extension week. Our children were given the task of creating any[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Outstanding ORATORS!

Outstanding ORATORS!

The annual Orators Performances have become a real tradition at Sun Valley Primary. The kids have delivered yet another spectacular serving of our favourite topics. A hint of Kenn Nesbitt here, a dash of Roald Dahl there, and a very “ Punny” yet serious performance that had all four adjudicators (teachers) rolling with laughter. Looking back at all the brilliant[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 Grade 7, Primary

Maths is FUN in GRADE 4!

Grade four had a blast learning about maths in a fun and playful way; learning different things from 3D shapes to measurement. We started off the week with making different 3D shapes, the learners had some time to decorate their own shapes and build them. Learning about measurement was also enjoyed by all, especially when asked as a group to measure items[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Grade 3’s MATHS be crazy!!

Grade 3’s MATHS be crazy!!

How great is it to be able to learn such abstract and analytical concepts through play? In the days of yore, Maths was believed to have been a concept that was learnt only through practice, practice and more practice. However, at Sun Valley Primary, we believe that it is not only through practice, but through play… A lot of PLAY![Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade One and E-COLOURS!

Grade One and E-COLOURS!

Last week our Grade One classes were introduced to E-colours. The E-colour system introduces the children to four different colours – red, blue, green and yellow, which describe various aspects of a person and the way in which they function. The E-colour concept is introduced and taught on a basic level in Grade One. In each Grade they learn a[Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 2 is the Home of LOVE

Grade 2 is the Home of LOVE

Grade 2s are learning to be patient, kind and forgiving. Valentine’s Day provided an excellent opportunity to focus on love. It reminded us to think about other people’s hearts and emotions, and to love our friends just as much as we love ourselves. It was such fun dressing up and embracing the fun, and love filled day together. The teachers were[Read More…]

by February 15, 2017 Grade 2, Primary
Grade 4 becomes the HOME of E-Colours

Grade 4 becomes the HOME of E-Colours

This week the grade 4’s spent some time taking a good look at themselves and finding out more about their characters than they could imagine. During I.T. each child got the opportunity to take the E-Colours test. This is a series of questions with multiple answers which they answer with the most applicable choice for them personally.The results of this[Read More…]

by February 9, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Grade 6: Creating EXCITEMENT in MATHS

Grade 6: Creating EXCITEMENT in MATHS

One of the hardest things with teaching Mathematics is to get the learners to believe that it can be fun. Maths is all around us, in our everyday lives, and to ignite a passion and create inquiring minds can be a challenge at times. Exposing our Grade 6 Einsteins this week to fun activities like Maths 24, Rummy Cards, Math songs[Read More…]

by February 9, 2017 Grade 6, Primary