Limited places open for 2018: Girls Prep Grade 2 & 4

The Grade 2 year

Grade 2 is more formal and structured than Grade 1.

Independence

In Grade 2, pupils build on the basic skills acquired in Grade 1, strengthening and developing these skills through application and extension. It is a year that bridges the gap between the Junior Prep and the Middle School. It is therefore necessary at this stage to nurture a sense of independence and responsibility.

Home learning

Grade 2 pupils are expected to do specific tasks daily, in accordance with the School Policy. If involved in a project, your child will benefit from your interest and encouragement. Please ensure, however, that pupils complete tasks on their own, thus gaining as much as possible from the learning experience.

Themes

Much of the teaching is done through integrated themes and the pupils will enjoy fascinating outings and visitors. Some themes will culminate in dress-up days involving many related activities. Afrikaans, Zulu, Library, Drama, Design and Technology, Art, Computers, Music and Physical Education lessons are all included in the Grade 2 programme.

Extension and inclusion

Each child is encouraged to achieve their own full potential and staff members go to great lengths to provide extension activities in class for those who need them.

The school also offers academic support to boys who need to consolidate skills. Language enrichment plays an important role in learning. Children who struggle with the English language are given the opportunity to develop vocabulary and comprehension in a fun, informal manner.

 

The Grade 1 year