Primary – Stage 1 – 3

REQUIREMENTSPass of preceding academic year
LIVE CLASSES 2-4 sessions per week
ACADEMIC SUPPORTBooked with teachers as needed
INTAKEJanuary yearly
ASSESSMENTFormal school based tasks, class tests and end term exams
COURSE DURATION1 Year
REPORTTermly reports (1 per term)
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGEEnglish
SUGGESTED STUDENT AGES7-9 Yrs old
TEXTBOOK LISTStage 1-3

Subjects

English

The English language plays an essential role in our lives as it helps in communication. It is the primary language for studying any subject all over the world.

English is important for students as it broadens their minds, develops emotional skills, and improves the quality of life by providing job opportunities. Students learn to read and write in this course.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 3-4 Sessions Per Week

Academic Support: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Stage for English Completed (or Equivalent)

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Mathematics

Important Skills for the future and why this subject is important:

Thinking and working mathematically, is a distinctive component of our curriculum. It encourages students to collaborate with one another and debate ideas. It also lays a good foundation for future mathematical thinking.

Five content areas:
1. Number
2. Calculating
3. Measure, Ratio and Proportion
4. Geometry
5. Algebra
6. Statistical Thinking

Geometry
Measure
Handling Data
Problem-solving

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 3-4 / Week

Academic support session:Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Completed Stage level (or Equivalent)

Science

Young children are naturally inquisitive, full of questions about their surroundings and have a desire to figure out how things work. It is critical to take advantage of this by directing their natural curiosity and familiarizing them with basic scientific terminology.

Science is a way for us to learn how and why things happen the way they do by observing the world with our senses and conducting experiments to figure out how it works.

It helps children develop important life skills such as communication, staying organized and focused, and even forming their own opinions based on observation. Science also aids in the development of children’s senses and overall awareness.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Stage for Science Completed (or Equivalent)

Reading

Information and Communications Technology

Computers form a part of our daily lives. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in effect, information and communication technology allows students to explore computer programming, the internet, digital accounts and many other application skills.

Computing aims to teach students from a young age how to use technology safely and securely, whilst also starting to explore fundamental principles necessary for online learning and technological integration.

Computing hopes to make technology interesting and exciting for students to engage with, whilst also allowing them to explore the digital world.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 1 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Completed Stage Level (or Equivalent)

Art and Design

Art & Design gives learners a platform to express themselves, sparking imagination, creativity and developing transferable skills. Students explore and push boundaries to become reflective, critical and decisive thinkers. They learn how to articulate personal responses to their experiences.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 1 Session a Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Completed Stage Level (or Equivalent)

Afrikaans (First Additional Language)

Even if you aren’t aiming to live in South Africa for your future job, being fluent in Afrikaans will impress potential employers. Not everyone takes the time to learn foreign languages, and having done so will show your interviewer that you know how to dedicate yourself to something and see it through.

In any language, as well as in Afrikaans, writing, speaking and reading are inseparable from each other. Writing can be especially challenging for online teaching.

However, we place extra emphasis on this by writing with children in classes. It is important to practice it and we like to incorporate it in everyday lessons and worksheets in fun and interactive ways.

Instruction Language: English/Afrikaans

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Completed Stage Level (or Equivalent)

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Foreign Languages

Learning a foreign language at a very young age can help students to improve problem-solving and enhance creativity. Junior Foreign languages uses a spontaneous approach to acquiring language by learning in a group setting, playing games, reading, and incorporating the language into their day-to-day activities.

Research also shows that learning a second language boosts listening skills, improves memory, concentration, and increases the ability to multitask. Children proficient in other languages also show signs of enhanced creativity and mental flexibility.

The current foreign languages that are offered by Wingu Academy include:

  • Junior French
  • Junior Spanish
  • Intro to German
  • isiZulu Level 1

Instruction:  English/Language specific

Language:  French/German/Spanish/isiZulu

Live Classes: 2 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Completed Stage (or Equivalent)



History

Embark on a thrilling adventure through time with our awesome history classes! Get ready to uncover the secrets of ancient civilizations, daring explorers, and legendary heroes. By joining our history courses, you’ll become a history detective, solving mysteries from the past while having tons of fun along the way.

Imagine stepping into the shoes of pharaohs, knights, and even pirates! Through exciting stories, games, and activities, you’ll learn how the past has shaped the world we live in today. So, grab your time-travel goggles and get ready for an epic journey with us! History is waiting to be explored, and the adventure starts right here.

Instruction Language:  English

Live Classes: 1 Session Per Week

Academic Support: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Stage for History Completed (or Equivalent)

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Geography

Geography is a valuable subject that helps us understand the Earth’s physical features, human societies, and global issues. It teaches spatial skills, promotes environmental awareness, and fosters cultural understanding. Studying geography opens up a wide range of career opportunities and prepares us to be informed global citizens.

Instruction Language:  English

Live Classes: 1 Session Per Week

Academic Support: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Stage for English Completed (or Equivalent)

Earth Watching Video

Global Skills

The objective of this curriculum is to advance an education that helps students fulfil their human potential. The curriculum prepares students for the project-based, analytical, and independent style of learning. In Primary, Years 1-6, termly projects serve as the frameworks which encourage students to develop various skills, where learning becomes both relevant and fun.

Instruction Language:  English

Live Classes: 1 Session Per Week

Academic Support: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Stage for English Completed (or Equivalent)

Coding & Robotics

The subject covers foundational programming concepts to develop problem-solving skills. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on project-based learning, where students will design, build, and program their own robots to accomplish specific tasks and challenges.

Instruction Language:  English

Live Classes: 1 Session Per Week

Academic Support: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Stage Completed (or Equivalent)



Choosing a curriculum

Choosing the correct curriculum for a student is crucial as it shapes their educational experience, aligns with their learning style, and prepares them for future academic and career opportunities. The British International Curriculum emphasizes flexibility, critical thinking, and a global perspective, offering various pathways like the IGCSE and A-levels. In contrast, the South African CAPS (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement) is more prescriptive, focusing on a standardized approach with a strong emphasis on local context and practical skills development.

Early Years

Designed for 5 to 6-year-olds

The British International Early Years program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it establishes a robust foundation at the start of their academic careers, preparing them to advance to subsequent international phases.

Lower Primary

Designed for children aged 7 to 9

The British International Primary program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it establishes a solid base at the start of their educational journey, setting the stage for their advancement into subsequent international phases.

Upper Primary

Designed for 10 to 12 year old's

The British International Upper Primary program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it establishes a robust foundation for students at the intermediate stage of their education, preparing them for the subsequent international phase.

Lower Secondary

Designed for 13 to 15-year-olds

The British International Lower Secondary program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it lays a solid groundwork for students in the senior phase of their education, preparing them for the subsequent iGCSE level.
 

iGCSE

Designed for 16 to 17-year-olds

The British International GCSE program propels learners forward on an engaging educational path. it lays a solid groundwork for students progressing to advanced international levels.

AS/A Levels

Designed for 18 to 19-year-olds

The British International AS level program propels learners forward on a dynamic educational path. it offers a concluding year (12th grade) before progressing to tertiary education. The British International A level program, an additional year (13th grade) of schooling, equips students with a competitive edge for entering demanding university programs.
 

Grade 10-12

Designed for students aged 16 to 19

The National Senior Certificate (CAPS) program serves as South Africa's curriculum for Grades 10 through 12. it offers the concluding three-year phase of secondary education prior to pursuing higher education.

Wingu Academy's Hybrid Schooling Option

At Wingu Academy, we provide diverse schooling options tailored to your needs. Our hybrid schooling option, available in Centurion (Gauteng) and the Southern Suburbs (Western Cape), combines the flexibility of online education with the stability of a traditional brick-and-mortar school.

Wingu Southern Suburbs Campus

24 Cornwall Street, Lakeside, Muizenberg