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This is an overview of subjects taught in Grade 2. 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.


Grade Head:

Ms M. Swanevelder

Class Teachers:

Gr 2A:                       Me M. Swanevelder

Gr 2E1:                     Ms S. Farr

Gr 2E2:                     Ms A. Humphreys

Gr 2E3:                     Ms Z. Mattheus

Subject Teachers:

ICT- Ms  B. Jonson

Performing Arts- Mrs McKay

isiXhosa – Ms Robyn Parker

Speech – Ms Gwenyth Webber



We want:

  • To ensure that each learner is supported as they develop the skills and knowledge they require to become well-rounded individuals.

  • To provide quality education using different media, resources, and methods to ensure that the learners are engaged at Summerwood. 


We ensure that the following aspects are taught and reinforced:

Number, Operations and Relationships, Patterns, Shape and space, Data Handling, and Measurement


Home Language (HL) – consists of Listening and Speaking, Reading and Phonics, and Writing and Handwriting. Thinking and Reasoning. Language Structures and Use are integrated into all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). 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.

First Additional Language (FAL) – consists of Luister en Praat/Listening and Speaking, Skryf and Lees/Writing and Reading.

Life Skills

Life Skills comprise:

Physical Education, Drama, Creative Arts


Summary of formal and continuous assessment including progression and retention:

Formal and continuous assessment is recorded on class lists and mark schedules. Both formal and continuous assessment is marked according to the 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.

Progression and Promotion

Progression from grade to grade through this phase within the appropriate age cohort should be the accepted norm, unless the learner displays a lack of competence to cope with the following grade’s work.

A learner, who is not ready to perform at the next level, should be assessed to determine the level of support required.


With regards to retention, parents are informed that their child is not meeting the minimum requirements. Regular meetings are held with radar learners’ parents.

Grade discusses intervention strategies. Documentation is filled in for retention of learners.

The following are guidelines to determine whether a learner should be permitted to progress from Grade 1 to 2 and from Grade 2 to 3 in the Foundation Phase:

(a) Adequate Achievement (Level 4) (50%-59%) in one official language at Home Language level

(b) Moderate Achievement (Level 3) (40%-49%) in the second required official language at First Additional Language level

(c) Moderate Achievement (Level 3) (40%-49%) in Mathematics


The learners:

  • 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.

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