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.
Ms M. Mc Gregor
Ms Botha - 3E1
Ms Pritchard - 3E2
Ms M. Mc Gregor - 3E3
Ms Le Roux - 3A1
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
Vision for all subjects
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
In English we cover:
Listening and Speaking
Phonics and Reading
In Afrikaans we cover:
Luister en Praat
Lees en Klanke
In Life Skills we cover:
Personal and social well being
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.
Misssion for all subjects
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.