Grade 5

An early Christmas present!

An early Christmas present!

The first of December was like an early Christmas present for the Gr5s. It was the day they finally returned to school as a whole grade. They were so excited to see friends they haven’t seen since lockdown bamboozled all of us. The noise of happy children was evident in the passage as their excited voices carried out of the[Read More…]

by December 3, 2020 Grade 5, Primary
Assessment FUN!

Assessment FUN!

Assessments are nothing new at Sun Valley, yet once again the process of rethinking and reshaping how things are done was needed to make sure that all COVID guidelines were adhered to and that all learners felt anxiety free in this already stressful time. A week of revision in the first week of term prepped the learners for all that[Read More…]

by November 19, 2020 Digital, Grade 5, Primary
My Gunsteling Strand…

My Gunsteling Strand…

The Grade 5’s had to let their creative juices flow. They had to tell us about their favourite beach. The excitement was rife immediately, they had to find interesting information about their favourite beach in Cape Town, and some of them were amazed by the facts they found!                 The catch was that[Read More…]

by October 19, 2020 Digital, Grade 5, Primary
Ratanga Who?

Ratanga Who?

Since returning for Term 3, we have realised just how much potential our Grade 5’s have after seeing their creative drawings, the arts and crafts they made & the new skills they learnt during our time away. They really can be anything they want to be. This last cycle, we gave our grade 5’s the chance to be engineers, construction[Read More…]

by September 21, 2020 Digital, Grade 5, Primary
The Lowdown After Lockdown

The Lowdown After Lockdown

Sun Valley is finally back in full force… sort of. The grade 5’s have seen their amazing classrooms and excited teachers again, but it’s not quite the same as before. Every class has been split into two groups that come in on alternate days. Despite having the learners back, there are a few things that the Grade 5’s and the[Read More…]

by July 16, 2020 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5’s Stunning Stellenbosch Camp!

Grade 5’s Stunning Stellenbosch Camp!

What a camp! The grade 5’s departed on Wednesday morning, bright and early, to the scenic and stunning Simonsberg Christian Camp Centre. Vineyards on all sides and classic Stellenbosch heat from above made the summer days beautiful and crazy hot. Despite the heat, the energy of the campers prevailed and they took to their group activities with excitement.  A great[Read More…]

by March 5, 2020 Grade 5, Primary
Love-filled Founders Day!

Love-filled Founders Day!

Wow! What a busy term it has been! In grade 5 we have really been diving deep into our theme for the year: Engage the world, change the world, and we are learning all about how the different cultures like the Dutch, the French, the Koisan and even the British shaped and formed the Cape that we call home. In[Read More…]

by February 20, 2020 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 5 is a JAM!

Grade 5 is a JAM!

Over the last three weeks, the new Grade 5s of 2020 have been very busy adjusting to the extremely busy and exciting way of life in Grade 5. It’s been an energy-filled term with lots happening already.                  In English we focused on setting specific long and short term goals with well constructed informal[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 Grade 5, Primary
Welcoming 2020 at full speed!

Welcoming 2020 at full speed!

Welcome back to school!!!! Wow are we excited about 2020!!! There is so much to look forward to, don’t blink or you will miss it.       We arrived at school, all wide eyed and excited for what lies ahead. No time was wasted; we jumped right in and removed all those holiday cobwebs.         Books[Read More…]

by January 23, 2020 Grade 5, Primary
A symphony of experience with the Cape Town Philharmonic orchestra.

A symphony of experience with the Cape Town Philharmonic orchestra.

The Grade 5s were treated to an incredible experience at Fish Hoek High School where they were privileged enough to interact with and listen to the famous, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.    The learners thoroughly enjoyed the cultural experience while they listened to songs from, “The Lion King”, “Rocky” and “Star Wars.”One lucky learner even got to try their hand[Read More…]

by November 18, 2019 Grade 5, Primary