Grade RR and R

In grade R and RR we follow the CAPS curriculum. We, however, add additional activities to make sure our learners learn through having fun, while still being scholastic ready by the end of Grade R for Grade 1.

Our aim is to focus on each child as an individual and provide them with quality experiences and equal opportunities to achieve their full potential.

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We make sure learning is always practical and concrete. We also expose learners in Grade R to some basic isiXhosa words or phrases (as they will continue with this as a subject in Grade 1).  On a Friday we do informal learning and plenty of revision. We do Science experiments, some Engineering activities and basic coding. We also have our very own tuckshop, where learners are taught more about money and self-discipline.

All learning happens through play. We have a different theme every week and go on as many outings as possible to give learners the opportunity to gain experience and first-hand personal development.

We have 4 learning areas that we focus on:

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Home Language:

Listening and Speaking,

Reading and Phonics,

Handwriting and Writing

First Additional Language:

Listening and Speaking,

Reading and Phonics,

Writing and Language Use

Mathematics:

Numbers,

Operations and Relationships,

Patterns,

Functions and Algebra,

Space and Shape,

Measurement and Data Handling

Life Skills:

Beginning Knowledge,

Personal and social Well-being,

Creative Arts,

Physical Education

We have a different sensory/texture bin four days of the week, which relates to the theme. Again, children are learning while they are having fun.

We do formal and informal assessments. We start with a Baseline Assessment, which provides us with a useful picture of what a child knows or can do at a certain point in time and end the year (Grade R) with a School Readiness Assessment, where we look at emotional, physical, social and language development. We also evaluate learners throughout the year (continuous assessments) to make sure that we have all the critical information about a child’s development. Assessments provide a record in all developmental areas: cognitive, physical/motor, social-emotional and approaches to learning.