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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.
Our learners further benefit from specialised developmental offerings such as music, robotics, and other STEAMD activities. Afrikaans and isiZulu are offered as additional language options and are presented by language specialists.
As physical development forms an important part of young learners’ education, learners up to Grade 2 are introduced to our various sports activities as part of their timetable. Thereby, they are comfortable with the rules and game-play of seasonal sports and can make an informed choice of sports activity from Grade 3 onwards.
Intermediate phase (Grade 4 to Grade 6) and Grade 7
In these grades, the emphasis remains 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 children to make their own choices within well-established boundaries.
Learners may access study material on e-learning devices or textbooks (or a combination thereof), while assignments and homework are often submitted electronically via the Microsoft Schools Suite, which also allows them to collaborate easily and securely with teachers and peers. This further helps to prepare learners for the ever-changing realities of tertiary education and the workplace of the future.
Some of our specialised subjects include Art, Drama, Music and Robotics. Afrikaans and isiZulu are offered as additional language options and are presented by language specialists.
View more on Curro Rivonia’s primary school offering on our fact sheet.