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Intersen phase

Intersen phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7 

In the intersen phasethe emphasis is still on establishing basic foundations but 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. We currently raise children who are ‘digital natives’. By embracing innovative technology into our school, we are speaking the language our learners understand. 

Curriculum 

  • English or Afrikaans home language  
  • English or Afrikaans first additional language 
  • Mathematics 
  • Computer Literacy 
  • Science and Robotics 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Life Skills- Physical Education 
  • Bible Education 
  • Art 
  • Personal and Social Wellbeing 
  • Life Orientation (Grade 7) 
  • Technology (Grade 7) 
  • Economic Management Sciences (Grade 7) 

To align with 21st century skills Curro Serengeti 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 Serengeti 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. 

Value-added programmes 

  • Robotics 
  • Computer literacy classes 
  • Regular educational excursions, 
  • External Olympiads 
  • Curro internal assessments 
  • Cami ‘Turn the Tables’ 

Fun activities 

  • Annual  family sizzling social 
  • Valentine’s Day celebrations 
  • Theme days 
  • Mass outings 
  • Parent-and-child evenings 
  • Cultural evenings 

Phase programme 

  • Participation in all sports offered at the school 
  • Reading programme followed intensively 
  • Eisteddfod participation 
  • Participation in the annual countrywide Junior Olympiad 
  • Continuous assessment in all learning areas 
  • Cross-evaluation in all grades to ensure a high standard of education 
  • Enrichment activities for learners who excel in literacy and/or numeracy 
  • Parent meetings four times a year to discuss the progress of learners 
  • A formal progress report to show parents the assessment standards achieved during the term 
  • An end-of-year function at which EVERY learner receives recognition for the work done during the academic year 
  • IT classes once a week that are integrated with the curriculum 
  • Outings once a term to various educational places that integrate with the themes done in class