Foundation phase: Grade RR to Grade 3
The foundation phase focuses on teaching the foundational skills, concepts and knowledge required for further learning. Our vibrant, invitational atmosphere where learners enjoy coming to school and creates a love for learning that will sustain them throughout their school years.
We acknowledge the potential in each learner to reach optimum ability. Therefore, there is less emphasis on competitiveness and more emphasis on individual achievement. We encourage opportunities for growth in independence and responsibility so that learners can take up the challenge of being personally responsible and accountable for their actions in the intermediate phase.
The three main learning areas in the foundation phase:
Perceptual development forms an integral part of all learning in the foundation phase and includes gross and fine motor skills, sensory motor integration skills, perceptual motor skills and language development.
Language and literacy
English Home Language and Afrikaans and Sesotho First Additional Language
Language and literacy incorporate the latest global trend of matching learners to book levels and of teaching guided reading and writing. This develops conceptual understanding at each learner’s own pace.
Our learner-centric, problem-solving curriculum approach leads to an individualised, well-developed number concept in young learners. This facilitates the successful learning of Mathematics as an abstract subject in the foundation phase.
Robotics and Science have been added to this subject as it involves design and a deep level of cognition, which underpins the learners’ creativity in using software to program their Lego Soft Bricks educational toys. We encourage collaboration by allowing learners to work in pairs.