Our Curriculum

We follow an international curriculum and developmental programmes. Our curriculum is in-line and compliant with the CAPS (Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements). We follow international standards and milestones.

CAPS is the National Curriculum of South Africa implemented by the Government of Education for Gr R up to Gr 12.

Our curriculum is colour based with regards to literacy and numeric fields. This assists the learners with better identification and memorization of key aspects.

The curriculum we use at Bright Buddies introduces the world of maths, reading and writing to toddlers in a fun way. The attitude we want to create is that school is FUN!! Maths is FUN!! Reading is FUN!! Maths is EASY!! A child that thinks maths and reading are fun, will try even harder, and most likely achieve more in his/her school career.

Our curriculum is a stimulus that makes the child familiar with the school structure, and builds confidence towards maths, reading and writing.

The Curriculum focuses on the following areas:

Oral activities

To build both communication skills as well as language skills.

Reading

Phonics

Phonics and difficult language concepts are addressed through stories and characters, building both communication skills as well as a clear perception of the language structure at hand.

Writing

Life Orientation skills

Life orientation poses the child with day-to-day problem scenarios.

Mathematics

Daily verbal counting
Written mathematics (expressing thoughts and ideas)
Calculated mathematics (actual math sums)

Arts and crafts

To develop creativity and to give children the chance to express themselves.

Our curriculum also includes important themes like personal hygiene, healthy lifestyle, etc. and has been incorporated to promote awareness of healthy living in communities.

Other themes like recycling and uses of water, creates awareness in children with regards to the environment. Our curriculum promotes equality of race and gender to secure that we build a nation of proud South Africans.

Included in our school fees are Music lessons and Kinderkinetics therapy for all age groups.

We strongly believe in developing our learners on all levels and to give them optimal education and have therefore included music and kinetic therapy into our curriculum.

Music Classes

Music develops:

  • Creativity and imagination
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Rhythmic skills which facilitate numeracy and literacy
  • Confidence and self esteem

Music is a whole brain stimulator and kids have so much fun without realising they are learning.

Music develops their visual awareness, auditory memory and vestibular systems which give them an advantage when learning to crawl, walk, read and write later in their lives.

Music is also a universal language and children are more than likely to pick up language learning skills and have more of an adapted ear when learning to speak.

Learners are gently encouraged, through specifically structured activities, to explore, move independently, learn to be part of the group, develop confidence, practice motor skills, listen carefully, master competency in feeling and expressing a beat and be comfortable with self-expression.

They learn basic music concepts, terminology and are exposed to different music genres. Learners are taught to read music and play a music instrument.

For more information please visit their webpage at www.juniorjive.co.za

Kinderkinetics

Kinderkinetics in plain form is maths and language development as well as gymnastics, ball skills, sport skills and all physical development programmes combined.

Kinderkinetics is a profession that aims to promote and optimise the neuromotoric development of young children (0-12 years), through scientifically based physical activity.

Kinderkinetics is a scientific gross motor development programme. Kinderkinetics focus on the development of the whole child.

Kinderkinetic Movement development lessons focus on the development of gross motor skills.

The purpose of the lessons is to ensure that children reach their milestones, their motor potential and to be school ready.

Individual / remedial gross motor programmes at our school is designed for your child’s individual needs and development.

This programme also addresses motor delays, learning / reading problems caused by motor delays, attention and hyperactivity problems etc.

Kinderkinetics plays a vital role in identifying and minimizing learning difficulties within children and therefore helping to prepare them for their scholastic endeavours.

Effective sensory and motor control is the foundation for school readiness and long term participation in various activities.

Kinderkinetics is a fun-orientated programme that helps to develop a child’s motor skills and increasing their self-confidence at the same time.

Kinderkinetics develop:

Physical fitness and sports skills:

  • Gymnastics skills
  • Ball skills
  • General sports skill
  • Overall physical fitness

Gross motor skills:

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Bilateral integration
  • Muscle tone
  • Balance
  • Spatial orientation
  • Midline crossing
  • Locomotor
  • Development as a whole

Baby massage and stimulation:

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Tactile
  • Kinaesthetic
  • Relaxation

Perceptual-motor skill:

  • Shape and colour recognition
  • Perceptual-motor skills
  • Body awareness
  • Communication skills
  • Expansion of vocabulary
  • School readiness

Weekly updates as well as assessment reports and improvement plans are prepared for each child.
For more information on Kinderkinetics please visit their website www.karynakinetika.com

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