Primary

Yoho yoho, a PIRATES life for 3’s!

Yoho yoho, a PIRATES life for 3’s!

On Thursday the 4th May our crew of jolly Grade 3 pirates set sail with a mission to arrive at the Cape of Good Hope. We arrived on our buses and were warmly welcomed by the staff at Cape Point. Luckily for us, we didn’t have just any staff, but our very own SVPS parent, Christa Stringer. Christa was able[Read More…]

by May 12, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade Ones link up and RELATE!

Grade Ones link up and RELATE!

Last week we introduced the Grade Ones to the second E-colour for the year, blue. The blue E-colour is the relator. This refers to the personality trait that allows you to empathise with and support others. We have also been reading our set work book for the term, Winnie the Pooh, and discussed who the relator might be in the story. We[Read More…]

by May 12, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
SMELL vs. TASTE in Grade 6

SMELL vs. TASTE in Grade 6

Delicious, yummy, what is this? , can I spit it out?, delectable, disgusting…these were some of the exclamations heard from the Grade 6’s in their latest Natural Sciences lesson. As an introduction to Acids and Bases, the Grade 6’s are looking at how smell and taste are linked together. Each co-operative group were given jellybeans, pieces of potato and apple.[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Who am I?

Who am I?

Who am I? Our Grade 5 boys and girls were challenged to find out where their Surname originates from. The excitement and eagerness to learn about their families history was real. The children set off to begin their first research project for Grade 5. Using their iPads to research and gather facts as well as interviewing family members for their interesting family[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Getting to know our Grade 4 Family the BIC way

Getting to know our Grade 4 Family the BIC way

BIC… ‘Because I Care’ is a Grade 4 initiative that uses a buddy system to create a strong sense of family within the grade. Each term two classes are paired up and each child is assigned a buddy. Meetings are held every two weeks and a number of questions are explored together. BIC is a time where all the Grade[Read More…]

by May 3, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Grade 3’s teach Grade 1’s about SCIENCE!

Grade 3’s teach Grade 1’s about SCIENCE!

At the end of Term One, the Grade Ones linked up with the Grade Threes for Science week. The Grade Threes had been working hard on their science experiments and perfecting their techniques before they showed them to the Grade Ones. The classes then linked up and were each shown an experiment. One class watched the Grade Threes make a[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Setting the PACE!

Setting the PACE!

Last week, the Grade 3’s had the opportunity to split into their different pace groups and experience a different teacher’s teaching style. The children were moved into ability groups to learn a new Mathematical concept of addition in problem solving. All were excited, as they got to mingle with their friends from different classes, while learning at a pace that[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Blind as Bats in Grade 2

Blind as Bats in Grade 2

This week the Grade 2’s spent some time discovering how to work together to achieve a goal… The main objective was to make a square out of string within their groups… BLINDFOLDED! This made communicating a bit of a challenge. They quickly discovered that someone needed to take the lead. We learnt that it’s important to voice your good ideas[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 Grade 2, Primary
Grade Seven Leaders in Training selected

Grade Seven Leaders in Training selected

After working with the prefects of 2016 and continuing their roles this year,The Grade 7’s of 2017 have been very impressive. The 48 Leaders in Training were selected on Friday afternoon after weeks of discussion and voting between senior staff members. What a difficult job it was to select 48 leaders who have shone out over the past 6 months.[Read More…]

by April 23, 2017 Grade 7
New FAMILY members in Grade 4!

New FAMILY members in Grade 4!

We are excited to welcome 2 new students to our grade! Joshua Cronje (Gr4Br) and Caleb Mair (Gr4Be). The term started off with a buzz and a hype when the grade fours gained two new friends and family members. The boys are enjoying their first few days in Sun Valley Primary and have fitted in well. They are excited to[Read More…]

by April 20, 2017 Grade 4, Primary