Grade 4

This is an overview of subjects taught in Grade 4. 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 C. Meiring

Class Teachers:

Mrs. K Gerber – 4 a

Mrs. J Coetzer – 4 e1

 Ms. T Nortje – 4 e2

 Mrs. C Meiring – 4 e3

Subject Teachers:

PSW, PT and Cami: Mr. J Raven

 PT: Ms. T Botha

Art: Ms. Manley

ICT: Ms. B. Jonson

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Vision for all subjects

Our vision for Grade 4 is to empower students to acquire, demonstrate, become independent and value the knowledge and skills learned. We aim to instil life lessons that will create life – long learners who will want to participate and contribute to society in a positive and an impactful manner.  

 

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%.

Mathematics

Our aim in Grade 4 is to develop the learners critical thinking, problem solving and time management abilities. We focus on basic operations and timetable concepts to ensure the learners have a firm and solid foundation in the intermediate phase.

Languages

Key content taught in Grade 4 promotes communication, creativity, connections as well as helps learners gain and give perspective to different situations/circumstances. Our language studies enforce skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing and language concepts.

Natural Sciences and
Technology

Natural Science and Technology includes the knowledge of life (living and non-living), matter and materials, energy and change, and Earth and beyond. We focus on skills that will promote learners’ ability to understand how things work in the things around us. We encourage learners to understand their responsibility towards themselves as well as those around them. Learners are provided with the opportunity to research and explore as well as demonstrate their own understanding on how things work.

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.  

Assessment

Summary of formal and continuous assessment

Grade 4 is made up of two types of assessment. Term 1 and 3: Learners are required to study for tests and complete assignments at home as well as at school. Term 2 and 4 are exam terms.

Progression and Promotion

(1) 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.

(2) The following are guidelines for determining a learner’s progression from Grade 4 to 6 in the Intermediate 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 

(bA) Moderate Achievement (Level 3) (40%-49%) in South African Sign Language at Home Language level, if offered by Deaf learners in lieu of an official language at First Additional Language level;

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

(e), Moderate Achievement (Level 3) (40%-49%) in any other two (2) of the remaining approved subjects;

(e) Immigrant learners may be exempted from achieving one official language, provided they obtain Moderate Achievement (Level 3) (40%-49%) in all three (3) of the remaining subjects;

(3) A learner may only be retained once in the Intermediate Phase in order to prevent the learner being retained in this phase for longer than four years;

(4) 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 17 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 and

(5) Deaf learners, who do not offer South African Sign Language at Home Language level, may obtain an Elementary Achievement (Level 2) (30—39%) in one of the two required official languages.

Misssion for all subjects

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.