Grade R

We like to play and learn!

Grade R is the first year of the Foundation Phase. It is the ideal program for your children to develop a firm academic foundation, until the year in which they turn seven and start Grade 1.

An integrated approach that focusses on learning through play and fun activities.

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Brainline has developed our own Grade R program (curriculum) based on the CAPS requirements of the Department of Basic Education while allowing you as parent/guardian flexibility. Our program comprises a combination of a Home Language, First Additional Language, Mathematics, and Life Skills, which are addressed holistically with a theme-based approach.
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Is Grade R the right product for you?

This is ideal if you:
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Would like to prepare your child for Grade 1.

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Want to educate your child through play activities.

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Don’t want to be bound by timelines.

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Want to complete selected modules at your own pace.

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Still want to comply with legal requirements.

Already in Grade 1, 2 or 3 but need to develop required skillsets?

If your child needs to refine and perfect the skillsets that are essential for the successful completion of the Foundation Phase, and has not done Grade R, use this programme simultaneously as an academic support programme.

School readiness test

Want to make sure your child is ready for school?

The School Readiness Test is the ultimate conclusion to this programme

modules

Me, my family, neighbours and friends

In our home

My body

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My senses

Good manners and hygiene

Days, months and seasons

Cook and enjoy

Dinosaurs, shapes and concepts

Fruit and vegetables

Zoo, animals and pets

From the farm

Jobs

Sport

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Disasters

The ocean and its animals

Plants

Insects and other bugs

Deserts, mountains, jungles and oceans

Music

Transport

The world and space

Overview

Grade R at a glance

Admission requirements

There are no admission requirements for Grade R.

Programme content

Available as printed full-colour, theme-based modules, or as printable ebooks via your personal ebook library.

Facilitation

The parent/guardian is required to facilitate the child’s learning by guiding him/her through the activities in each module.

Programme availability

The Grade R programme can be purchased throughout the year.

Duration

There is no set schedule, and the modules can be completed in any order, throughout the year.

Required resources

Stationery and materials as recommended in each module, and internet access to download the ebooks when this option is selected.

Timelines

Details of Grade R

Outcomes include reading and viewing, design, data handling, listening exercises, interpretation, writing, language structure, thinking and reasoning.

A wide range of topics is explored to expand your child’s knowledge of the wonderful world around him/her.

The 21 modules can be done at any time and in any order, as your child needs change.

Practical activities are applied to develop and promote the main skills that your child must master.

The complete alphabet and number set is taught throughout the programme, with specific literacy and numeracy learning outcomes.

The programme is based on the South African CAPS curriculum.

Packages

School Readiness Test

Grade R
R800/per test
  • Evaluating your child’s maturity.

How to access your study material 

E-books can be purchased from snapplify.com
How to access your study material

Step 1

  1. Enrol at www.mybrainline.com.  
  2. We create a Microsoft 365 Student account for each learner, which they can access by visiting https://office.microsoft.com. These accounts will be activated within 24 hours of receiving the Brainline welcome email, sent upon enrolment approval.

The Brainline learner will use his/her unique Microsoft credentials to log in to Snapplify at https://brainline.snapplify.com/overview where they can purchase their digital books. 

Step 2

  1. Download the list of prescribed and recommend books for the year from:https://brainline.com/booklist/. 
  2. Go to:https://brainline.snapplify.com/overviewand log in with Microsoft, using the learner's unique account details that we provide upon enrolment. 
  3. Navigate to the shop and purchase each book in accordance with the list you downloaded in Step 1 that is relevant to your child. 

Note: Purchased books are automatically loaded to the Snapplify Reader and must be accessed there. 

  1. Go to https://getsnapplify.com/ and select your device type. Download the application/installer and install it on your device. 
  2. Open the application and log in with your child’s username and password (created in Step 2). 
  3. In the application, you will see the items you have purchased available for download. 
  4. Once you have downloaded the books, you can access the learner's study material.

If you need any assistance, please send an email to help@snapplify.com. 

Printed hard copies can be purchased from Credobooks or Protea Bookshop

Please note: Not all study material is available in hard copy format.

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Kindly note that these are only estimated time tables aimed at providing you with an overview of the online class schedule and are not final and may change.
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8:00 Graad R
8:30 Grade R
9:00 AFE Elementary
10:00 AFE Advanced
Times to be announced in 2021 Gr R – 3 Yoga adventures B-Active Gr R – 3 Ballet Gr R – 3 Hip Hop/ Modern Gr R – 3 B-Active Gr R – 3

 

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Our Legacy

Brainline has over 30 years of passionate experience in distance education.

Brainline strives to be an innovative, quality-driven e-learning distance education institution. Celebrating 30 years in 2020, we continue to do what we love — enabling more and more learners to achieve their National Senior Certificate through innovative distance education solutions.

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You have asked and we have listened! We have officially kicked off with additional classes for our Brainline Junior School for Gr R – 7 on Monday, 3 August 2020.

We see greatness in you

Brainline provides a safe educational space for any learner to discover their greatness and achieve their full potential. 

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