Foundation Phase


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GRADES 1 – 3 (7 – 9 YEARS OLD)

Basic Math skills are introduced, developed, mastered, reviewed and consistently reinforced in a variety of imaginative ways throughout the material and throughout the levels from Grade 1 to Grade 3.

Whilst learning Math, Biblical character traits are taught and reinforced, ensuring that learners are developing holistically at every opportunity. Learning materials can be used in both a conventional and PSI learning environment.

Grade 1

Core competencies:

  • Numbers in symbol and name from zero to ten
  • Counting from zero to one hundred • Simple addition and subtraction

Note: The first three PACEs of this level are completed in conjunction with the ABCs learning-to-read programme.

The learner is introduced to:

  • The number line
  • Measurement of time, temperature and volume
  • SA money values
Grade 2

In Grade 2, the learner:

  • Counts by twos, fives, and tens
  • Identifies odd and even numbers. • Learns carrying and borrowing.
  • Counts by very large numbers
  • Tells time
  • Recognises geometric shapes
Grade 3

The curriculum is extended as learners prepare for the intermediate phase.

  • Expands basic addition and subtraction skills
  • Is introduced to two and three-digit addition and subtraction
  • Learns Roman numerals
  • Learns word problems
  • Learns measurements of weight, volume and length