Grade 1 is the most exciting year for the children as they begin their academic journey. Learning to read is the greatest achievement and a whole new world opens up as they begin to make sense of letters. Emphasis remain on a creativity, physical education, computers, media as well as language and mathematical skills. Learners are challenged to extend themselves to the utmost of their ability.
We want to develop confident and independent thinking learners and allow them to explore their potential through group work, communication, reading, mathematics and life skills.
The programme is fully CAPS compliant and is designed to meet the needs of all learners. We offer English. Mathematics, Zulu and Life skills which include creative Arts, music and physical education.
Learners begin learning the Letterland sounds to help them with their phonics and building of words. We combine the use of phonics and sightwords to teach reading and spelling. Reading is sent home on a daily basis. Learners are encouraged to read as much as possible so that reading fluency, vocabulary, general knowledge and creative writing skills can be developed. Handwriting and correct letter formation is part of the Grade 1 programme.
The Mathematics program develops the learner’s ability to think conceptually and focuses on numbers, counting, number patterns and basic concepts. Educators also focus on problem solving skills as well as practical work using concrete apparatus.
Life skills allows them to develop an understanding of the world around them. The use of various themes enhances their general knowledge skills. We aim to develop skills and enjoyment of a wide variety of physical activities that are beneficial for their health.
We as teachers work together enthusiastically keeping ahead with the latest trends. We try and aim for each child to reach their full potential. We as educators work in partnership with parents to allow learners to develop in their unique way.
Every child is a masterpiece!
The Grade 1 team for 2019 are Mrs S Kaveberg, Ms S Govender, Mrs A Booth (HOD), Ms L Moleah & Ms A Ndlovu.