This is an overview of subjects taught in Grade 1. Grade heads, class teachers and subject teachers are included:
The key outcome(s) for each subject are listed.
Some subjects focus on learning areas, while other subjects focus on topics.
Mrs M. Smith (Temporary)
1A : Mrs E. Robinson (Temporary) & Mrs M. Prince (Maternity Leave)
1E1 : Mrs M. Smith
1E2 : Miss. L. Bothma
1E3 : Mrs S. Farr
Xhosa: Mrs. R. Parker
Speech and Auditory Development: Mrs G. Webber
Remedial lessons: Mrs S. McKay
ICT: Mrs B. Johnson
Performing Arts: Mrs S. McKay
Swimming: Mrs N. Odgen
Afrikaans FAL: Miss M. van Vuuren
English FAL: Miss M. van Vuuren
Recorder: Mrs H. Young, Mr J. Bussy and Mrs A. van Deemter
Vision for all subjects
As a grade we aspire to teach, guide, lead and love our children to help them grow and develop at the highest standard for them reach to their personal full potential. Grade 1 marks the beginning of a 12-year journey in school.
At Summerwood we believe in creating a classroom environment where children can enjoy learning and a classroom environment which is set in routine, love and care. This environment lays the foundation on which our children can stand firm and have a positive start to their school career.
Key Content / Skills
Grade 1 is a year like no other! Here we teach our little ones how to be young scholars. Apart from all the content we cover in all the learning areas, different skills and life lessons, we teach them how to read, to write and to do Mathematics! In grade 1 we see little ones grow and develop and become socially and emotionally ready to face the rest of their school life with confidence.
Assessment including progression
In the beginning of grade 1 we determine the learner’s academic level and readiness for formal education with the baseline assessment for grade 1.
For the convenience of our parents and learners, we have the services of a private occupational therapist, a speech therapist and remedial teacher on hand. All care is given to help our children reach their personal best.
During each term, learners are continuously and informally assessed and at the end of each term formal assessments are done to cover all learning areas and conclude the assessment program for the term. The formal assessment program will determine if all requirements is met in each learning area.
To progress to grade 2, a learner should obtain a level 4 in Home Language, a level 3 in First Additional Language and a level 3 in Mathematics.
We believe in high standards and strive to inspire our learners to do the same.
Both formal and continuous assessment is marked according to the following rating scale:
Level 7: Outstanding Achievement
Level 6 : Meritorious Achievement
Level 5: Substantial Achievement
Level 4: Adequate Achievement
Level 3: Moderate Achievement
Level 2: Elementary Achievement
Level 1: Not Achieved
The School-Based Assessment mark as determined during the school year constitutes 100% of the total mark.
Misssion for learners in all subjects
Work effectively as individuals and with others as members of a team.
Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic and/or language skills in various modes;
Our approach to the CAPS curriculum is not just to impart knowledge but to develop critical thinking, problem solving and creative thinking skills.