Foundation Phase : Grades 1 to 3

In Sarepta Primary all our subjects/ lessons are based on what the CAPS expect of us.

Foundation Phase

The CAPS Home Language document states the following:

In the Foundation Phase, the skills in the Home Language curriculum are:

Listening and speaking


Thinking and Reasoning and Language Structure and Use which are integrated into all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing)

Reading and phonics


Writing and handwriting



The Languages programme is integrated into all other subject areas. Language is used across the curriculum in all oral work, reading and writing. Many of the Listening and Speaking Language skills will be developed within Mathematics and Life Skills, which is made up of many subjects such as Creative Arts and Beginning Knowledge including Personal and Social Well-being, Natural Sciences and Technology and the Social Sciences.

Die KABV Eerste Addisionele Taal dokument staat die volgende:

In die Grondslagfase is die belangrikste vaardighede in die kurrikulum vir Eerste Addisionele Taal die volgende:

Luister en praat


Dink en Redeneer en Taalstruktuur en -gebruik is in al vier die taalvaardighede (luister, praat, lees en skryfwerk) geïntegreer.

Lees en klanke


Skryf en handskrif



Wanneer leerders hul addisionele taal in Graad 1 aangeleer word, word dit op ‘n sterk mondelinge grondslag gebou.

The CAPS Mathematics document states the following:

What is Mathematics?

Mathematics is a language that makes use of symbols and notations for describing numerical, geometric and graphical relationships. It is a human activity that involves observing, representing and investigating patterns and qualitative relationships in physical and social phenomena and between mathematical objects themselves. It helps to develop mental processes that enhance logical and critical thinking, accuracy and problem-solving that will contribute to decision-making.

Specific Aims

The teaching and learning of Mathematics aims to develop the following in the learner:

• critical awareness of how mathematical relationships are used in social, environmental, cultural and economic relations;

• confidence and competence to deal with any mathematical situation without being hindered by a fear of Mathematics;

• a spirit of curiosity and a love of Mathematics;

• appreciation for the beauty and elegance of Mathematics;

• recognition that Mathematics is a creative part of human activity;

• deep conceptual understanding in order to make sense of Mathematics; and

• acquisition of specific knowledge and skills necessary for:

- the application of Mathematics to physical, social and mathematical  problems,;

- the study of related subject matter (e.g. other subjects); and

- further study in Mathematics

The CAPS Life Skills document states the following:

What is Life Skills?

The Life Skills subject is central to the holistic development of learners. It is concerned with the social, personal, intellectual, emotional and physical growth of learners, and with the way in which these are integrated.

Life Skills in the Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3) is organised into four study areas: Beginning Knowledge, Personal and Social Well-being, Creative Arts and Physical Education. It is organised in this way in order to ensure that the foundational skills, values and concepts of early childhood development and of the subjects offered in Grades 4 - 12 are taught and developed in Grades R-3.

Specific Aims

The Life Skills subject is aimed at guiding and preparing learners for life and its possibilities, including equipping learners for meaningful and successful living in a rapidly changing and transforming society. Through Life Skills learners are exposed to a range of knowledge, skills and values that strengthen their

• physical, social, personal, emotional and cognitive development;

• creative and aesthetic skills and knowledge through engaging in dance, music, drama and visual art activities;

• knowledge of personal health and safety;

• understanding of the relationship between people and the environment;

• awareness of social relationships, technological processes and elementary science.