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Intermediate phase

Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7
In the intermediate phase, the 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 promote creativity and critical thinking by encouraging children to make their own choices within well-established boundaries.

We aim to embrace 21st-century learning by incorporating technology in our grade 5 to 7 classrooms.  We currently raise children who are ‘digital natives’. By embracing innovative technology into our schools, we are speaking the language our learners understand.

Curriculum  

  • English, Afrikaans or German as first language 
  • Afrikaans or English as first additional language 
  • Mathematics 
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Life Skills (Life Orientation, Art and Physical Education) 
  • Bible Education 
  • Social Sciences (History and Geography) 
  • Computer Studies 
  • Information Technology 
  • Coding 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Lego 
  • Robotics 
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Physical education

To align with 21st century skills Windhoek Gymnasium 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 
Windhoek Gymnasium 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, , project based learning and Science Fair.