Xhosa

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Point of View

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Point of View

In Grade Six in the last Xhosa lesson, we had a wonderful lesson that also incorporated part of the English curriculum. We focused on the life of Tata Nelson Mandela and his book; The Long Walk To Freedom. Within this lesson we started to understand that by reading any book we have to understand that the writer could be conveying[Read More…]

by April 24, 2014 Xhosa
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Sentences in Grade 2

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Sentences in Grade 2

As if Grade Two was not busy enough now we are getting busier in Xhosa. In Grade Two so far we have learnt to identify parts of our face and we have also learnt to say the different parts of our body. We have now learnt the Xhosa words for our items of clothing.Now in term two we are taking[Read More…]

by April 17, 2014 Xhosa
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Fire on the Hill

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Fire on the Hill

As part of our movement within the Xhosa lessons , we often play traditional Xhosa games. We don’t just get ourselves moving we also learn at the same time, all this happens whilst we are having fun. This is all part of our aim at Sun Valley Primary School: To get moving to help us to learn better. One of[Read More…]

by April 9, 2014 Xhosa
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Sometimes Things ‘Just Click’!

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Sometimes Things ‘Just Click’!

Often with a Western tongue we battle to get around the different Xhosa clicks. Hopefully this will help you to learn the basics of how to click. The first click that we will focus on today is symbolised by the letter “C” to make this sound in Xhosa place the tongue behind the top front teeth and make as if[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 Xhosa
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Tough and Tender

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Tough and Tender

No Teacher can succeed by being only tough-minded or only tender-hearted. Every day and every lesson there will be times in which you need to focus on results and other times in which you need to deal with relationships. Sometimes there will be moments when you will push to make a deadline, however sometimes there are moments when you need[Read More…]

by March 18, 2014 Xhosa
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Toyi-Toyi

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Toyi-Toyi

In Grade Five we have been working on the basics of asking for things in Xhosa. We are building up to the point where we can go to a shop and ask for the basic needs in Xhosa. We have been practising what I want, ‘Ndifuna‘, and what we want, ‘Sifuna‘. To encourage this we have learnt the art of[Read More…]

by March 11, 2014 Xhosa
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Dreaming that our Habits become our Lifestyle

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Dreaming that our Habits become our Lifestyle

Dreaming that our habits become our lifestyle! I have heard it said that if we do something repeatedly for 21 days it becomes a habit! Here at Sun Valley Primary School we are trying to develop some very specific habits. We have all heard about the iConnect, iCare, iLearn, iPlay. These are all wonderful habits to nurture for the rest[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 Xhosa
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – More than just a Fist Bump!

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – More than just a Fist Bump!

What a wonderful setup we have at Sun Valley Primary School! We don’t just enter a class and greet one another, we also CARE. It is a wonderful privilege to be so engaged in everyone’s live in such a special way that we actually check in with each other when we enter back into the class room, be it as[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 Xhosa
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – The Wonderful World of Language

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – The Wonderful World of Language

What wonderful week we’ve had in Xhosa, today in Grade 2 we recapped our work from last week, learning all about the face. To help us learn our vocabulary we played “last man standing”. Where children needed quick reflexes to recognise the Xhosa names for different body parts. An exciting learning experience and fun for all involved. Among the older[Read More…]

by February 19, 2014 Xhosa