Primary

Empathy and Gratitude in practise!

Empathy and Gratitude in practise!

Jubilation abounded as the Grade 7 students finally concluded their journey as the parent of a 2,5kg Flour Baby today. Many expressed their gratitude towards parents and loved ones who cared for, nurtured and agonised over them over the past 12 to 13 years of their lives. They also expressed gratitude for being young and carefree with a whole world[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
PASSIONATELY POWERFUL Presentations!

PASSIONATELY POWERFUL Presentations!

Over the past few weeks the Grade 6s, along with the Grade 4s and Grade 5s, have been working very hard on atopic that they absolutely love. The learners were set the task of designing and presenting a Keynote on ” I am Passionate about…” There was great excitement at the thought that they can choose “any” topic they liked. Immediately they were[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Conquering CONTOURS!

Conquering CONTOURS!

Our Grade 5’s have recently tackled the challenging concept of contour lines. This is no easy task, it takes perseverance and intense group planning. 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 to hear that they would be creating South Africa[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 4s Cracking Powerful Presentations

Grade 4s Cracking Powerful Presentations

This year Sun Valley launched the Powerful Presentation Competition which focuses on the art of Keynote. Being a digital school, we utilized the iPads in class and set about to create presentations that showcased the topic that we were most passionate about. The competition was aimed at the InterSen Phase and challenged our Grade 4s to really put in the[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
Valley Vocals SHINE at National Choir Festival

Valley Vocals SHINE at National Choir Festival

  George Choir Festival, 9-11 August 2018 When one mentions  “Sun Valley” there are a few things that immediately spring to mind such as “no homework” or “sporting school”. However, 2018 has seen the birth of a new direction in bringing balance to life by growing our arts & music culture. With the introduction of the new Silvermine Music Academy[Read More…]

by August 15, 2018 Creative Expression, Music, Primary
Grade 3s step into Mathematics!

Grade 3s step into Mathematics!

Wondering why your darling has come home with only one shoe? Never fear, no shoes were harmed in the making of our bar graph! The Grade 3s have been learning all about Data Handling this week. We have focused on gathering information and representing it visually through a bar graph. What better way to master this concept than to create a concrete graph[Read More…]

by August 8, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
GOOD to GIVE in Grade 2!

GOOD to GIVE in Grade 2!

As a grade, we have had the privilege of collecting essential items for Sweetpeas Baby Care Packs. Sweetpeas is an amazing ministry that provides beautiful bags of everything you could possibly need when taking home a newborn. They visit the new moms at False Bay Hospital, who often have nothing but a blanket and a nappy to take their baby[Read More…]

by August 8, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Grade Ones grow mustaches!

Grade Ones grow mustaches!

Last week we introduced our Grade Ones to their third E-colour for the year, yellow. This E-colour symbolises the socialiser.  Someone who is a dominant yellow E-colour, is someone who enjoys socialising with the people around them. The socialising part of your personality interacts and engages with others. We related this to our current set-work book, The Lorax. The Lorax enjoys socialising[Read More…]

by August 8, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 7 Writer’s Day

Grade 7 Writer’s Day

Over the last few weeks much emphasise has been placed on Short Story writing in Grade Seven. In preparation for writing their own short stories, we focused on character development and analysed the parts of a short story. They kept journal entries daily, taking notes of others idiosyncrasies. On Wednesday for Writers Day, the Grade 7s excitedly started working on[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Grade Six E-COLOUR Poems

Grade Six E-COLOUR Poems

Our Grade 6 pupils have been getting to know themselves through our Conflict in Africa theme this year. We have spoken about many things that have touched their lives and have helped create insight into the changes in these amazing pupils. This past week SVPS has been touching base with our E-Colours and the Grade 6 pupils have managed to summarise their E-Colour[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 Grade 6, Primary