Dr Yusuf Dadoo Primary School

Dr Yusuf Dadoo Primary School

Information Booklet Grade 1 & 2

Published on June 27, 2016

Can your child:

Fine motor co-ordination

  • Can he hold a pencil or crayon correctly.
  • Can he colour a simple picture, staying within the outlines.
  • Can he cut out simple shapes and pictures.
  • Can he complete a 30 piece puzzle unaided.
  • Can he trace around a shape and from a picture.
  • Can he draw straight lines using a ruler.

Visual perception

  • Is he able to match similar objects.
  • Can he remember details in a picture.
  • Can he arrange objects in sequence.

Auditory perception

  • Can he clap a simple rhythmic pattern.
  • Can he discriminate between different sounds.
  • Can he listen to a story being read or told.
  • Can he answer questions on the story read.
  • Is he able to carry out a series of verbal instructions in sequence eg. Colour, cut and paste.

Language

  • Does he understand the language of instruction (English).
  • Does he enjoy listening to stories.
  • Can he express himself using adequate vocabulary.
  • Does he pronounce words correctly.
  • Can he retell a story in logical sequence.

General

  • Does he know left/right (body…).
  • Recognise and write his/her name in print eg. Pam
  • Listen to, understand and carry out instructions.
  • Able to complete tasks
  • Can he dress and undress himself – buttons, zips, shoe laces, etc.
  • Is he willing to wait his turn.
  • Is he able to give personal details (name, address, telephone number, date of birth accurately)

Mathematics in the Foundation Phase covers five content areas:

NUMBERS, OPERATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS

This involves:

  • Basic counting
  • Properties of numbers
  • Basic problem solving
  • Basic operations (addition and subtraction)

PATTERNS, FUNCTIONS AND ALGEBRA

This involves:

  • Patterns (Both number and geometric patterns)

SPACE AND SHAPE (GEOMETRY)

This involves:

  • 2D and 3D shapes using concrete materials and objects

MEASUREMENT

This involves:

  • The use of practical work (using concrete objects)
  • Informal Units
  • Introduction to the associated basic vocabulary

DATA HANDLING

This involves:

  • Sorting objects and data in various ways (includes graph work)

Language in the Foundation Phase covers four content areas:

LISTENING AND SPEAKING

This involves:

  • Use of stories
  • Following of instructions appropriately
  • Enjoys personal experiences / role play and dramatization

READING AND PHONICS

This involves:

  • Identification of letter – sound relationships
  • Grouping of common words into sound families
  • Development of emergent reading skills
  • Participation in Shared reading with enlarged texts
  • Participation in group guided reading collectively
  • Paired / independent reading

HANDWRITING

This involves:

  • Manipulation and use of crayons and pencils
  • Development of hand–eye co-ordination
  • Formation of lower and upper case letters fluently
  • Correct pencil grip

WRITING

This involves:

  • The use of basic sentence structures including, captions, conveying of a personal message, get well cards etc.

Life skills in the Foundation Phase covers four content areas:

BEGINNING KNOWLEDGE AND PERSONAL AND SOCIAL WELL BEING

  • Social heath, emotional health relationships with people and the environment
  • Development of skills, exercising the constitutional rights and responsibilities toward society
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CREATIVE ARTS

  • Various art forms – dance, drama, music and visual arts
  • Development of creative and imaginative individuals

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Development of the gross and fine motor skills
  • Emphasising physical growth, recreation and play