Picture this: 8am and getting ready to go on an...
Picture this: 8am and getting ready to go on an outing; a cloudy sky, with tiny speckles of drizzle here and there… Four classes of excited students ready to take on whatever weather comes their way… This was the start of the Grade 3 field trip to Iziko Museum, in the heart of Cape Town. On Monday 15th August, the[Read More…]
Although we are the teachers, it would be wise to remember that children can also do the teaching. At Sunbird we were so “egg-cited” when one of our little bodies brought a basket full of eggs as it gave us a great opportunity to learn about different eggs. Quite honestly, we also learned to have compassion for these two-legged fowls! With a book[Read More…]
We have been incredibly busy in The Enchanted Wood and Up The Faraway Tree. We have loved listening to the stories, writing out paragraphs to master our handwriting, and recently we have written our very own chapter of The Faraway Tree. First we put our ideas into a brainstorm and learnt why we need an introduction to a story, and[Read More…]
Last week our Grade Ones went on their Term Three field trip to Kirstenbosch Gardens. We were blessed with great weather on both days and the children arrived excited for their adventure. The Kirstenbosch Gardens field trip links to our Life Skills curriculum where we learn about plants. When we arrived, the children were very excited to get started and[Read More…]
When Miss Cloete announced to the Grade 9s, “Today we are going to learn about Hydraulics and Pneumatics.”, she was met with silence and blank stares… “Have any of you ever seen a jackhammer breaking up concrete or tar? Have any of you ever been in a car when the breaks are used? Does your blood circulate around your body?[Read More…]
It has been an absolute treat being able to observe our Intermediate Phase students perform in ‘Rock Toyz‘. They definitely do not lack personality nor confidence, as evident when they make their appearances on stage. The costumes and make-up are stunning, as is each child’s dancing and acting. If you have not yet seen the show, treat yourself! It is a must see!
After completing modules in perspective drawing and model building last term, the Grade 10s considered themselves ready to attempt their first architecture project. For this project we are following a current trend in the design world – designing for refugees. Their brief asked them to design dwellings for refugee camps. These have to be comfortable, affordable and easy to erect in a[Read More…]
Oral presentations in your second language can be very intimidating. Creating a role play based on a famous television show turns a chore into fun. The Grade 10s had to recreate a Masterchef SA show and the result was a lot of fun, good quality presentations and loads of yummy food to sample! The Grade 8s were given the challenge to present[Read More…]
It is here, the moment our young “stars” have been waiting for so eagerly. Our talented children make yet another stage appearance, this time for Sun Valley’s very own Rock Toyz production. Each Grade 5 class has been given the opportunity to choreograph and perform a dance to a prescribed song in the show. The young, up and coming Broadway performers, have[Read More…]
The question on the minds of many kids is, “Why do I need fractions anyway?”. Fractions are a very important part of Mathematics. Just think of how many times a day you have to assess a situation, divide up a workload, drive a car or even plan a meal. When you work, you have to be able to give clear,[Read More…]
The Grade 10 Life Science students did a practical dissection task with liver this week. The aim of the experiment was to investigate the efficiency of catalase in various conditions. Chicken liver was used during the experiment and the whole class was very excited. One of the students was particularly excited and took the lead with getting the investigation underway.[Read More…]
The Grade 4s have thoroughly enjoyed the lead up to our Rock Toyz play. We have been rehearsing our dances and preparing our costumes for the dazzling production that is about to hit the stage. Grade 4 Keller are the ‘toyz’ lying in the the cupboard that come alive once everyone has gone to sleep. Grade 4 Bonthuys are the ‘toyz’ that have been thrown[Read More…]
On Friday, Grade 7 Anderson and Grade 7 Keller took to battle in the form of one of the biggest cake sales ever seen! Grade 7K have, for the last few years, taken Cake Sales to a new level, and Mrs Anderson’s class decided that it was time to show Coach K and his troops what they were made of.[Read More…]
Our Grade 10 Visual Art students have just finished their first big project. The theme – Self-Portrait. After doing a lot of technical work and practising different drawing and painting techniques, they each created a painting representing themselves. Amazing, innovative and creative work, Grade 10s!! Dillon Grant: Alec Scott: Alexandra van der Horst: Kirsten Howell: Chelsea Benzien: Shayla Watson: Paige de[Read More…]
What fun our Sunbirdies are having exploring our wonderful world. First we travelled with Oscar and Hoo and learned all about deserts. A desert is a desolate place with very little rainfall, and can be hot (like the Sahara Desert) or cold (like Antarctica). The children love learning about all the different kinds of animals and plants that are able[Read More…]