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Intermediate phase

Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7 

In the intermediate phase learners are led into more abstract thought and independent work. Application of skills and concepts is also a focus area in this phase. This phase aims to prepare learners for the senior phase in the high school. 

We aim to embrace 21st century learning by incorporating the use of tablets into our classrooms in Grade 7. We aim to raise children who are digitally responsible. The inclusion of technology in our school enhances collaborative skills, responsibility, research and creativity. 

Our focus continues to be on the child as an individual, and to do this in such a way that he or she can work towards a self-developed and independent future. We believe in extending and constantly challenging our learners to achieve their potential. We strive to create an atmosphere that is child-friendly to ensure the holistic development of each learner. Our educators will assist the learners to work self-sufficiently and on a level with which they are familiar. 

Curriculum 

  • English home language 
  • Afrikaans first additional language 
  • Mathematics 
  • Life Skills 
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Technology 
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History) 
  • Computer Literacy 
  • Robotics 
  • Arts and Culture 
  • Dance (Grades 1 to 6) 
  • Music (Grades 1 to 6) 
  • Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), Grade 7 only 

To align with 21st century skills Curro Helderwyk focuses on core subjects, namely Mathematics, Languages, Science and Technology. 

Mathematics 

The Mathematics curriculum has been rewritten to allow for a learner-centric, problem-solving approach. 

Languages 

Curro Helderwyk uses an individualised approach of matching learners to book levels as well as using guided reading and writing when teaching languages. Added to this is the implementation of reciprocal teaching of reading to enhance each learner’s deeper reading comprehension.  

Science and Technology 

In Robotics learners build and program Lego robots for 25% of the tuition time. The Science curriculum has been adapted to include 21st century content and learning.