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This is an overview of subjects taught in Grade 3. 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. Mc Gregor

Class Teachers:

Ms S. Mota - 3E1

Ms Pritchard - 3E2

Ms M. Mc Gregor - 3E3

Ms Le Roux -  3A1

Subject Teachers:

Mathematics: Ms Botha

English Home Language: Ms Pritchard

Afrikaans First Additional: Ms  Mc Gregor

Life Skills: Ms  Pritchard

English First Additional: Miss Le Roux

Afrikaans Home Language: Ms Le Roux

ICT  :Ms Jonson

Physical education: Mr J.  Raven

JOT: Ms Sue

Xhosa: Ms Robin

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Our professional and nurturing teachers provide a holistic and integrated education to the learners of Summerwood. We want to provide a safe and fun learning environment in the classroom where the children can learn, analyse, discuss and be actively engaged with the curriculum based academics and sport that the school offers.

Our vision for homework is to help the learners improve their academic abilities and to share content covered with parents.

Homework is sent home daily and it is to help reinforce learning and to develop good study habits. We send bite size activities which the teachers feel are important to practice e.g., phonics, reading, klanke, lees and maths. All the activities are in our printed homework books


The levels of attainment for all subjects are: Level 7 (Outstanding achievement) 80% - 100%; Level 6 (Meritorious Achievement) 70% - 79%; Level 5 (Substantial achievement) 60 - 69%; Level 4 (Adequate achievement) 50% - 59%; Level 3 (Moderate achievement) 40% - 49%; Level 2 (Elementary achievement) 30% - 39%: Level 1 (Not achieved) 0% - 29%.


In Mathematics we cover:

  • Number, Operations and Relationships

  • Patterns, Functions and Algebra

  • Space and Shape

  • Measurement

  • Data Handing


In English we cover:

  • Listening and Speaking

  • Phonics and Reading

  • Handwriting

  • Writing

In Afrikaans we cover:​

  • Luister en Praat

  • Lees en Klanke

  • Skryf

Life Skills

In Life Skills we cover:

  • Beginning knowledge

  •  Personal and social well being

  • Physical education

  • Visual arts

  • Performing arts

Social Sciences

Social Studies: Geography: Geography develops useful skills that enrich learners’ ability to problem solve, apply their knowledge, read maps, design, and explore various real – world situations.

Social Studies: History: History enables learners to interpret and investigate events, people, and changes in the past. Learners are provided with the opportunity to apply communication, organising, and presenting skills. Predicting future events or changes is a valuable life skill that is practiced and encouraged in Grade 4 History.

Personal and Social Well-being

PSW in Grade 4 promotes problem solving, communication skills, creative thinking, relationship skills, empathy, coping with bullying, and promoting positive self – awareness abilities.  


The Foundation Phase is a crucial time for your child’s development. Each topic above is important and they need to master skills taught in each topic. These outcomes can be found in each subject policy document. This includes skills, knowledge and values which inform the demonstration of the achievement of assessment criteria.

Summary of formal and continuous assessment including progression and retention

Assessment of the learner’s ability, capability, skills and involvement is to be assessed in a continuous and objective manner based on the CAPS curriculum criteria.  Assessment is done every term. There are 4 terms in a year.

In Grade 3 continuous assessment is done daily in the children’s work and test books. These books go home for the parents to see every 3 weeks to provide feedback.

Formal assessment activities are done in a separate assessment book where the teacher will assess topics throughout the term as we cover topics and content based on the CAPS curriculum requirements.

Term 1 is a revision of the previous grade. Your child’s marks may be high. Expect fluctuation throughout the year, as content changes each term, and we cover new concepts.

Progression and Promotion

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; and

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

(4) A learner who does not meet the requirements for promotion can be progressed to the next grade in order to prevent the learner being retained in the Foundation Phase for longer than four years, excluding Grade R. (5) A learner who is not ready to perform at the expected level and who has been retained in the first phase for four (4) years or more and who is likely to be retained again in the second phase for four (4) years or more, should receive the necessary support in order to progress to the next grade.


The learners:

  • Work effectively as individuals and with others as members of a team.

  •  Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

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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