Panorama Primary School

FAITH & KNOWLEDGE

PANORAMA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Academic

Curriculum Development

Junior Phase
Subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Home Language
  • First Additional Language
  • Life Skills

Learning Material:

  • Classwork books,
  • Departmental workbooks for learners in Home Language, Mathematics and First Additional Language (English),
  • Data Projectors with presentations,
  • Concrete Learning Material for Mathematics,
  • Level Library that is equipped with Reading Series and Readers on various levels,
  • Computers.

Computer Education:

  • Basic computer skills,
  • Robotics & Coding for Junior Phase.

Assessment:

  • Continuous Informal Assessment done daily. Formal Assessment Tasks (as prescribed by the Department) completed every term according to each Subject.
  • Combination of Informal and Formal Assessment results used to determine the final mark of every Subject.

Learner Support and Enrichment:

  • Remedial and tutor classes offered for learners who require more consolidation.
  • Group teaching is offered for enrichment or the opportunity to move onto the next concept in both Home Language, Mathematics and First Additional Language.

Parent Evenings:
Held once a term where learner’s report is discussed with the parents.

Orientation Day:
For new Grade 1s that are enrolled.

Senior Phase

Intermediate Phase (Gr.4 – 6) and Senior Phase (Gr.7)
The Gr.4 to Gr.7 curriculum is based on the Department of Basic Education’s Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS). The National Curriculum Statement (Gr. R – 12) has been designed to promote social transformation; active and critical thinking; high knowledge and skills; progression; human rights; credibility; quality and efficiency.

Subjects Gr.4 – 6:

  • Home Language (English)
  • First Additional Language (Afrikaans)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences and Technology
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)
  • Life Skills (Creative Arts, Physical Education, Personal and Social Well-being)
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Subjects Gr.7:

  • Home Language (English)
  • First Additional Language (Afrikaans)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Technology
  • Life Orientation (Life Skills and Physical Education)
  • Creative Arts (Visual Arts and Music)

Assessment:

  • Regular School-Based Assessment (SBA) takes place every term. Termly assessment timetables are provided to the learners. Examinations are written during the second and fourth term.
  • A combination of school-based assessments and formal tests, as well as exams are used to determine the learners final point.
  • During the third term the Department of Basic Education provides the Annual National Assessment (ANA) question papers to all Gr.4 – 7 learners.
  • During the fourth term the Gr.6 learners are evaluated by the Western Cape Education Department’s Systemic Evaluation.

Text Books:
Learners receive text books for each subject from Panorama Primary School.

Workbooks:
Each year the Western Cape Education Department provides Home Language and Mathematics Workbooks to each learner.

Exercise Books:
School fees include the provision of books in which regular writing can be done.