Primary

What a TERM!

The grade 4’s have been busy this term with all sorts of different activities and all new experiences! As part of our Thematic Studies we having been learning a lot about the plants in our Valley. We learnt specifically about the plant structures as well as how to scientifically label different plants. To put our knowledge into practice, the Grade[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
Grade Three MATHS be crazy!

Grade Three MATHS be crazy!

Our Grade Threes have been working with much determination and GRIT this term to understand some new and challenging concepts in Mathematics. In the olden days we learnt our times tables and many other Mathematics concepts by repeating them countless times, often just miming and not really paying attention to what was happening in class. Learning happens best when connected to[Read More…]

by June 8, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
Playing with PURPOSE in Grade 2!

Playing with PURPOSE in Grade 2!

In Grade 2 we take playing very seriously! In fact, we do it as often as possible. We play during Maths lessons, Afrikaans lessons, even THRASS lessons. We try to squeeze play into everything we do. Did you know that you can take something like learning about fractions or how to use conjunctions, and turn it into an epic game? The[Read More…]

by June 8, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Grade One unwrap the farmyard!

Grade One unwrap the farmyard!

A few weeks ago our Grade Ones set off on their Term Two field trip. The destination was Higgeldy Piggeldy farmyard at Imhoff Farm. We were lucky with beautiful weather on both days and the children arrived at school full of smiles and enthusiasm. Many have been there before and were excited to re-visit some of their favourite areas of[Read More…]

by June 8, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Dealing with Bullying in Gr 6

Dealing with Bullying in Gr 6

Bullying is real. In Grade Six we equip our children to identify what bullying really is, what it is not, as well as the different types of bullying. Cyberbullying is a hot topic for discussion as this is so relevant to this generation. Pitfalls of Social Media, preventing cyberbullying and responding to cyberbullying are but a few topics that are under[Read More…]

by June 4, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Grade 5s become Paleontologists for a day!

Grade 5s become Paleontologists for a day!

The Grade 5s have been studying fossils and how they are formed. We were given an amazing opportunity to visit the Cape Town Science Center, where we got to put into practice all that we learned about in class. There was great excitement when the children got to look for fossils and draw what they saw on various grids. During our[Read More…]

by June 4, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 4’s Explore Kirstenbosch

Grade 4’s Explore Kirstenbosch

Recently,  the Grade 4’s headed off to explore the wonders of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. We teamed up with Cape for Kids who took us on a wonderful guided tour around the Gardens and taught us all about Centenarians. Through exploring Kirstenbosch, the learners got to walk in the footsteps of early explorers and discover Van Riebeeck’s hedge, ancient plants and learn[Read More…]

by May 31, 2018 Grade 4, 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