Academic – Foundation Phase

Structure

Head of Department: Me Erika Vermaak

Grade 1 Me Elaine du Preez (Grade Head) Me Ellene Nelson Me V Alettie van Aswegen Me Johannie Lombard
Grade 2 Me A de Beer (Grade Head) Me Erik Vermaak Me Chanelle Verhoef  Me Stephnie Strauss
Grade 3 Me Marina Naude (Grade Head) Me Carien Fourie Me Estie Esterhuizen  Me Suzaan Strydom

Vision of the Phase

To develop each student in totality so that he / she has the necessary KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ATTITUDE to adapt and progress in the Intermediate and Senior Phase.

KNOWLEDGE about:

  • Himself
  • Environment
  • Community
  • World
  • General Knowledge

SKILLS about:

  • Perceptual
  • Language(communication, reading, writing, reasoning)
  • Numeracy- (numbers, operations, problems, reasoning)
  • Life Skills

VALUES and ATTITUDES about:

  • Love
  • Caring
  • Respect
  • Appreciation

Policy and Procedure

Outcome-based curriculum is built on eight learning areas, namely:

  1. Languages (Home Language and First Additional Language)
  2. Numeracy (Mathematics)
  3. Life Orientation
  4. Human Social Sciences
  5. Science
  6. Technology
  7. Economic Management Sciences
  8. Arts and Culture

Above mentioned are divided into three learning programs, namely:

Literacy focus on:

  • Listening
  • Talking
  • Writing
  • Thinking and reasoning
  • Language Structures

Numeracy focus on:

  • Numbers, operations and relationships
  • Number patterns, functions and algebra
  • Measuring
  • Data Handling
  • Space and shape (geometry)

Life Skills focus on:

  • Personal development
  • Physical development and movement
  • Social development
  • Health Promotion

Literacy; Numeracy; Life Skills

  • The three learning programs are divided into themes.
  • Every quarter you will receive an information letter with more details regarding the three learning programs, tasks, assignments or parents’ help.

Trips are undertaken as appropriate to the themes that are dealt with. It takes place under the supervision of staff and support parent.

Homework in the Phase

The weekly homework timetable is as follows:

Grade 1: First quarter

Monday:

  • Perceptual exercise
  • Incidental reading eg. Class Names, homemade booklets, reading cards
  • Phonics

Tuesday:

  • Perceptual exercise
  • Numeracy: counting exercises, math worksheets
  • Incidental reading

Wednesday:

  • Perceptual exercise
  • Incidental reading
  • Phonics

Thursday:

  • Perceptual exercise
  • Numeracy
  • Incidental reading

The homework schedule changes after teaching phonics and then the learners will follow the rest of the Establishment phases homework schedule.

Grade 2 and Grade 3 (the whole year)

Monday:

  • Word building and reading (group reading book or supplementary reading book)

Tuesday:

  • Numeracy and reading (word structure or theme reading)

Wednesday:

  • Phrases (word construction) and reading (group reading book or supplementary reading book)

Thursday:

  • Instilling of spelling words and reading (word structure or theme reading)

English oralphonics and texts are sometimes given in Grades 2 and 3, and will be recorded in the homework book.

Report Cards

At the end of each term you will receive a report regarding your child‘s progress.

It must be signed and returned to your child‘s teacher before the school closes for the a quarter.

General

  • Please mark all school items (shoes, socks, lunch boxes, stationery, bags, etc.)
  • No Tuck shop money money everyday. Please make sure that all money is safely worn in a wallet  around the neck. No purchases before school at the tuck shop. Only orders for sandwiches can be placed.
  • All other fees must be in a sealed envelope with the child’s name and what it is written on it.
  • Fridays learners wear the Schools team gear, as well as on the days when the learners have KDA. You will be notified of the schedule. Learners must please for keep to the team gear and no other clothes.
  • After School Learners‘s homework is done at the after school, but it remains the parent‘s responsibility to check it and sign for it. Additional reading remains the parents’ responsibility.
  • Please do not disturb the teachers during class or try to phone them. Make an appointment through the office.
  • For the sake of the safety of our children, parents must first report to the office for a visitor’s ticket before they move around during class time on school grounds.
  • Since school for grades. 1 and 2 learners adjourn at 13:00, there is a waiting class for children whose parents can only fetch them at 13:30.
  • Break: Learners in Establishment phase have a separate playground. There is supervision by staff and Student Council during recessl. Learners are not allowed to go to the playground of the senior learners, or vice versa, as we want to ensure the safety and happiness of the younger learners

REMEMBER, YOU INPUT, INTEREST AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE IS ALWAYS WELCOME.