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

Edu-123-Go! for Grade 1–3 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 Edu-123-Go! for Grade 1–3

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.
Printed hard copies can be purchased from Credobooks

Please note that Credobooks is currently unable to deliver the printed hard copies due to the national lockdown; however, Brainline has turn-key online ebook solution for our clients. No need to wait for your hardcopy books. Order the ebooks online during registration.

The Brainline eReader

Navigate chapters. View content. Print what you need.

The Brainline eReader is our unique eBook viewer, designed in-house, where our students can access their textbooks in one convenient place.*

eReader compatibility

The Brainline eReader (which delivers all the study material) works with Windows 7 or above, and is also Mac compatible. It is currently not compatible with Android, iOS or other mobile devices.

Computer requirements

You will need the following hardware and software:

  • Licensed, updated Windows 7 or above (Windows XP is not supported).
  • Also Mac-compatible.
  • A word processing application.
  • A webcam and a microphone, and the necessary software to record with these.
  • A printer and scanner (You will need access to an A3 printer and scanner with EGD Grade 10 - 12, i.e. postnet)
Internet requirements

A stable internet connection is required to download updates for the Brainline eReader and other software, as well as to download and upload assessments on brainONLINE.

 

  • We highly recommend that you make use of a broadband internet connection.
  • A minimum of 5 GB is required per month for uploads/downloads and content. Another 20 - 50 GB is recommended for streaming and downloading Cloud school classes.
  • The Brainline eReader must be connected to the internet at least once every 29 days for license authentication.

 

Product Description

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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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