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Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3
Grade R is the bridge from the tangible world to the world of symbols and numbers in Grade 1. Therefore, we focus on an integrated play-based programme that aims to develop the children’s phonological, literacy, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills in a fun way. Our Grade R learners even benefit from the Duplo Lego programme which lays the early foundations for later Robotics studies.
In Grade 1 to Grade 3 we focus on teaching the basic skills, concepts and knowledge required for further learning. We offer a vibrant, invitational atmosphere where learners enjoy coming to school and where they acquire a love for learning that will sustain them throughout their school years. The three main learning areas are language, mathematics and life skills that include creative arts and physical education. We also create opportunities for personal growth so that learners can become personally responsible and accountable for their actions in the intermediate phase. In these grades learners have Robotics as subject and enjoy building and programming their robots.
All our foundation phase learners further benefit from basic computer and coding lessons. Our English and Afrikaans classes are separate and we offer isiZulu as conversational language through the Abuti Syllabus. We also offer support to learners from Grade 1 onwards, at no additional cost.
We also have a no-homework policy (except for extra reading and the collection of information) to allow our learners the freedom to participate in sports and culture activities after school.
Intermediate phase (Grade 4 to Grade 6) and Grade 7
In these grades, the emphasis is still on establishing basic foundations, but learners are led into more abstract thought and independent work. We prepare them for high school by teaching them how to apply the skills and concepts they have learned. We also promote creativity and critical thinking by encouraging learners to make their own choices within well-established boundaries.
All our learners are taught to work with e-learning devices and these are compulsory from Grade 4 onwards. Much writing still takes place in exercise books. Learners may choose to use textbooks as well as e-books. This blended approach further helps to prepare learners for the ever-changing realities of university and the workplace of the future. Some of our specialised subjects include Real Life 4 Kids (Grade 6), Computers, Minecraft and Robotics.
View more on Curro Krugersdorp’s primary school offering on our fact sheet.