Foundation Phase: Grade R – 2

Ahoy me hearties! We would like to invite all Grade R to Grade 2 explorers to come and join us on a fun-filled month-long adventure exploring the seven seas! We will be looking into the history of ocean explorers as well as having a bit of pirate fun!

We will be delving into detail in both literacy and numeracy by using our thematic approach to learning. Tessellations in flags, measurement in building, counting our loot and working on our mapping skills. We will be playing battleship and have scavenger hunts. Keeping a captain’s log of our adventure and making lists of items needed (like vowels and sounds or books and shoes).

In this age group, abilities are sometimes quite different. Reading in a first language, reading in a second language, and understanding mathematical concepts vary greatly. We therefore present two groups, called Fern and Protea. The Fern group is still uncurling and waking up to the wonder that is language and maths. The Protea group has already developed stronger roots and can survive in tougher conditions. Please choose the group that your child belongs to. 

Course options:

Fern group

Protea group

Maths

9:00 – 9:45

11:00 – 11:45

English

12:00 – 12:45

9:00 – 9:45

Afrikaans

11:00 – 11:45

12:00 – 12:45

Course options:

Fern group

Protea group

Maths

9:00 – 9:45

11:00 – 11:45

English

12:00 – 12:45

9:00 – 9:45

Afrikaans

11:00 – 11:45

12:00 – 12:45

Course descriptions

Mathematics

We will be looking at numbers, operations and relationships in different ways. Number concept and problem solving will be lots of fun in our thematic approach. 

We will be going on a quest to look for patterns not only in Maths, but all around us, like in flags.

Shapes will be cut open like fish heading to the braai and we will look into symmetry and tessellations. 

Come play with time and do measurement in out-of-the-box ways. 

Maybe we’ll get carried away with data handling as scavenger hunts are so much fun!

In our course planning, we have incorporated the following:

  • Numbers, Operations and relationships
  • Patterns, Functions and Algebra
  • Space and Shape (Geometry) 
  • Measurement 
  • Data Handling 

English

Listening and speaking will be central to most of our lessons and we will investigate the finer detail of English. We will take on reading by deconstructing it first and making sure that there is a firm, phonetic foundation in place. Letters, recipes, messages in bottles and captain’s logs will be written. This will all happen under the umbrella of our thematic approach, making it so much fun! For the younger explorers we will also take a look at letter formations, which will involve activities to develop fine motor skills. 

In our course planning, we have incorporated the following:

  • Listening and speaking
  • Reading and phonics
  • Writing
  • Handwriting
  • Thinking and Reasoning 
  • Language Structure and Use

Afrikaans

Luister en praat sal koning kraai in meeste van dié klasse maar ons gaan ook op die fyner detail van die taal fokus. Ons gaan lees aanpak deur dit eers uitmekaar te pluis en mooi te kyk na ons grondslag van fonetiese vaardighede en kennis. Briewe, resepte, notas in bottels, skeepsdagboekinskrywings en instruksies sal geskryf word binne ons tema gebaseerde aanslag. Vir die jonger verkenners kan ons ook loer na handskrif en kyk waar ons kan help met aktiwiteite wat fynmotoriesevaardighede ontwikkel.

In ons kursusuitleg, het ons die volgende ingesluit:

  • Luister en praat
  • Lees en klanke
  • Skryf
  • Handskrif
  • Dink en redeneer en taalstruktuur en -gebruik

Meet our teachers!

Meet our amazing educators who are beautiful, innovative women, ready to take on a challenge and develop an exciting learning experience during lockdown.

They will share brave new worlds with your children, make them laugh, draw and write, and ignite their minds.

Captain Esbè, from Paarl,
South Africa

Hello! I’m Captain Esbè.

I live in the beautiful winelands, a stone’s throw away from the Green School South Africa campus, with my husband and 3 young children. I so enjoy being part of the Green School team and just love how creative we can get with our lessons!

Qualifications:

Esbè holds a B.Ed. Foundation Phase degree from the University of Stellenbosch.

 

Captain Liza, from Utrecht, Netherlands

Hello! I am Captain Liza.

I have been living in the Netherlands for almost a year. I have been a follower of Green School for many years and I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful adventure. I am a qualified yoga and kids yoga teacher and I love to bring in movement and mindfulness when I teach.

Qualifications:

Liza holds a BA Humanities degree from the University of Stellenbosch, as well as a PGCE diploma.

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