Friday, September 4, 2015


The activities of the day centered around Maths, Picture Reading and many more
The Johannesburg Central District recently celebrated Grade R Children’s Day at St Ives Primary School at Klipspruit West with its focus on Grade R Awareness. Eight clusters participated in this successful event. Schools throughout the province participated at cluster level with a selected group  representing the cluster at district level.  
Participating learners and practitioners each demonstrated areas of their daily programme that they use for teaching in the classroom. Ronica Pardesi, one of the Grade R facilitators, stated that unpacking the daily programme benefits children by building basic skills, encouraging an adventurous spirit, helping young children explore with their senses and boosting confidence. It also helps young children learn and practice basic math concepts and build language skills.

The activities of the day centered around Maths, Picture Reading, Phonics, Theme Tables, Mental Maths, Performing Arts, Make and Bake, Science and Outdoor Play. This served as a reminder to each and every participant to renew their commitment to the welfare of children and teach them to live by the standards and examples that have been set for them. 

“Real learning begins with childhood curiosity, which leads to discovery and exploration with the teachers’ help and encouragement, and it involves three major components which are content, processes, and attitude,” said one of the Grade R facilitators. 
The core message of the event was about providing children with a safe and loving environment to grow as well as to give them ample and equal opportunities through which they can take great strides and contribute to the progress of the nation. 

The celebration was a huge success and every participant received a gift and a goody bag. Thanks to the Grade R Facilitators: Ronica Pardesi and Takalani Modau who organised the successful event. 

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