Tel: 031-7641577

Grade R

5 to 6 Years Old


We have two Grade R classes, the Purple Group and Blue Group, with a qualified teacher and intern in each class. Our Grade R's programme covers mathematics, language and life skills and follows the CAPS curriculum formulated by the Department of Education.


Children work daily in small ability groups which helps individualize teaching, ensuring that the children who need extra assistance are given this, and that the children that require extension have the opportunity to do so.


We still make sure that our Grade R’s have time for fun and active lesson time, including music, developmental play and drama. They are also very fortunate to have extension time for problem solving in small groups.


This is the year that the children are getting used to the more formal schooling and are required to focus for longer periods of time. Independence, responsibility, task completion, concentration and critical thinking become a big part of our programme in Grade R.

Daily Programme
  • 7:20-7:40

    Art and perceptual activities

  • 7:40

    Tidy up

  • 7:50 -8:10

    First Morning Ring: greeting, weather, news and discussion, leaders

  • 8.10-9:00

    Groupwork / CAPS curriculum - Mathematics

  • 9:00-9:30

    Free play

  • 9:30-10:00

    Toilet routine and snack

  • 10:00-10:40

    Life Skills programme: developmental play, music, drama, creative movement, discussion

  • 10:40-11:20

    Free play

  • 11:20-11:30

    Tidy up

  • 11.30

    Toilet routine and pack bags

  • 11.40-12.15

    Groupwork / CAPS curriculum - Language

  • 12.15- 12.30

    Story time

  • 12:30

    Home time and aftercare