Primary – Stage 1 – 3

REQUIREMENTSNone
INTAKEJanuary Yearly
COURSE DURATION1Year
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGEEnglish
OUTCOMESPreparatory Confirmation Forstage1
LIVE CLASSES4 Sessions Per Week
ACADEMIC SUPPORT1 Session Per Week
ASSESSMENTContinuous Assessment And School Readiness Assessment (End Term 4)
REPORTTermly Reports (1 Perterm)
SUGGESTED STUDENT AGES5-6Yrs Old
TEXTBOOK LISTStage r

Subjects

English

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

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.

Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 1yr

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 3-4 sessions per week

Academic Support: 1 session per week

Prerequisite: Previous Stage for English completed (or equivalent)

Assessment: Progressive Assessments

Report: Termly Reports

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.

For Primary Mathematics, we focus on five content areas, namely:
Number
Geometry
Measure
Handling data
Problem-solving

Instruction Course intake: January (yearly)

Course duration: 1 year

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 3-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Previous completed Stage level (or equivalent)

Assessment: progressive assessment

Report: 1 report per term

Science

Young children are naturally inquisitive, full of questions about their surroundings and a desire to figure out how things work. It is critical to take advantage of this by directing their natural curiosity and familiarising 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 organised 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 Course intake: January (yearly)

Course duration: 1 year

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Previous completed Stage level (or equivalent)

Assessment: progressive assessment

Report: 1 report per term

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.

ICT 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.

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

Instruction Course intake: January (yearly)

Course duration: 1 year

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Previous completed Stage level (or equivalent)

Assessment: progressive assessment

Report: 1 report per term

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 Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 1 year

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Previous completed Stage level (or equivalent)

Report: 1 report per term

Afrikaans Second 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 practise it and we like to incorporate it in everyday lessons and worksheets in fun and interactive ways.

Instruction Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 1 year

Instruction Language: English/Afrikaans

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Previous completed Stage level (or equivalent)

Assessment: progressive assessment

Report: 1 report per term

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 Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 1yr 1-3 years

Instruction Language: English/Language specific (French/German/Spanish)

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Previous completed Stage level (or equivalent)

Assessment: progressive assessment

Report: 1 report per term