FOUNDATION PHASE

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FOUNDATION PHASE

The Foundation Stage aims to teach young deaf learners a basis for his / her school career through effective education and emotional support. The foundation phase is the starting point for formal schooling. From grade 1 to grade 3 literacy, numeracy and life skills are developed.

This includes the teaching of deaf children with physical problems, emotional problems, learning disabilities and autism.

The prescribed national curriculum is followed. It is adjusted to meet the young Deaf student’s specific learning and teaching needs.

The medium of instruction is sign language, Afrikaans or English as the language for reading and writing.

Speech development takes place within the ability of each learner and language teaching is done using the Red-star process which was developed by the teachers of the Foundation Phase.

Subjects include:

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

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