Van Riebeeckpark Primary Foundation Phase General Guidelines

  • As guided by the National policy programme and promotion requirements of the National Curriculum Statement,
  • pupils have 4 subjects taught to them in the Foundation phase:
  • Home language and First Additional language (Components: Listening and speaking; Reading and phonics; Writing)
  • Mathematics (Components: Numbers, operations and relationships; Patterns, functions, and algebra; Space and                   shape; Measurement; Data handling)
  • Life Skills ( Components:Beginning Knowledge and Personal and Social Well-being; Creative Arts;Physical Education)
  • The CAPS document provides a number of activities that are made up of a number of parts dealing with different
  • components of the subject. The 7 point rating scale is used to determine the promotion marks. All the subjects are
  • divided into practical, speaking and writing to determine a combined promotion mark per subject. Grade 1 and 2
  • learners write Common Papers every term in all of their subjects which are distributed by the District. The marks
  • achieved for these papers are combined with the written marks for promotion. Grade 3 learners write Provincial
  • Papers every term in Home Language and Mathematics. A Common Paper is written in Life Skills and First Additional
  • Language. The marks are all combined to determine a promotion mark in all of the subjects.