This is an overview of subjects taught in Grade 6. 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.
Mr S Truter
6A (Mr D Will), 6E1 (Mr S Truter), 6E2 (Ms J Stokes), 6E3 (Mrs R Loest)
English HL: Ms J Stokes; English EAT: Ms L Manley; Afrikaans HT: Mr L Nel; Afrikaans FAL: Mrs R Loest / Mr D Will; Mathematics: Mrs R Loest / Mr S Truter
NST: Mr D Will, Mr S Truter; Geography: Mr D Will, Mr S Truter; History: Ms J Stokes, Mr D Will; PSW: Mrs R Loest, M L Manley, Mr S Truter
Vision for all subjects
We believe in equipping learners, irrespective of their socio-economic background, race, gender, physical ability, or intellectual ability, with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for self-fulfilment, and meaningful participation in society as citizens of a free country.
Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
Weighting per Content Area
Numbers, Operations and Relationships: 50%; Patterns, Functions and Algebra: 10%; Space and Shape (Geometry): 15%; Measurement: 15% and Data Handling: 10%
Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic and/or language skills in various modes
Emphasis is placed on Listening and Speaking, Reading and Viewing, Writing and Presenting and Language Structures and Conventions.
The time allocation for each learning area is identical across the grades in the Intermediate Phase (4 – 6).
The LENGTHS of the texts for the LEARNERS to produce in Home Language are:
Oral texts: 2 – 3 minutes; Essay: 140 – 150 words in 4 – 6 paragraphs; Short stories: 160 – 170 words in 6 – 8 paragraphs; Summary: 60 – 70 words – 280 words text; Transactional texts e.g. letters: 100 – 120 words; Comprehension: 180 – 200 words.
The LENGTHS of the texts for the LEARNERS to produce in First Additional Language are Language are:
Oral texts: 1 -2 minutes; Essay: 150 words in 3 – 5 paragraphs; Short stories: 160 – 17 words in 6 – 8 paragraphs; Summary: 60 – 70 words – 280 words text; Transactional texts e.g. letters: 80 – 100 Shorter text e.g. diary entries: 50 – 60 words.
There is time allocated for formal practice. Thinking and reasoning skills are incorporated into the skills and strategies required for Listening and Speaking, for Reading and Viewing, and for Writing and Presenting.
Language is developed as a tool for thought and communication.
Natural Sciences and
Use Science and Technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others
Life and Living
Photosynthesis, Nutrients in food, Nutrition and Ecosystems and Food webs
Matter and Materials
Solids, liquids and gasses, Mixtures, Solutions and special mixtures, Dissolving and Mixtures and Water resources
Processes to purify water
Energy and Change
Electric Circuits; Electrical conductors and insulators and Mains Electricity
Systems and Control
Systems to solve problems
Planet Earth and Beyond
The Solar System; Movements of the Earth and Planets; The Movement of the Moon
Systems and Control
Systems for looking into space; Systems to explore the Moon and Mars
Geography / History / PSW:
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
An African kingdom long ago in Southern Africa: Mapungubwe; Explorers from Europe find Southern Africa; Democracy and citizenship in South Africa; Medicine through time
Map skills (focus: World); Trade (focus: South Africa and the World); Climate and vegetation around the world and Population – why people live where they do (focus: South Africa and the Worlds)
Progression and Promotion
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
(c) Moderate Achievement (Level 3) (40%-49%) in Mathematics
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.
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.