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This booklet will help Grade R practitioners to understand and guide them how to use the content of the Brite Idea Grade R Wall Resource Pack. The Brite Idea practical guide will assist the teacher in organising the classroom with our ready-to-use CAPS aligned wall resources.

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TEACHER’S GUIDE

CARDS AND CHARTS FOR THE CLASSROOM Birthday chart Duty cards Class rules Height chart Days of the week Months of the year Numbers symbols Numbers dots

Phonic frieze Symbol stickers Symbol chart Play area labels Daily programme Blood policy Sight words

A comprehensive resource pack with cards and charts for the classroom wall to assist teaching Grade R’s in a fun and learnerfriendly way.

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The Brite Idea Grade R wall Resource Pack is a must have in every Grade R classroom. The CAPS policy documents make continuous reference to items that need to be used individually as learning resources before they can become wall displays. This pack caters for all the classroom wall resource items prescribed by the policy. By providing ready-made wall resources to practitioners alleviates the stress of making their own cards and charts. This makes the planning process easier so that the practitioner can focus on making the transition from the unknown to the known a lot smoother for the young learners. The pack consists of the following items:

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THE DAILY PROGRAMME (15 CARDS)

Day 1 of the schooling the Maths CAPS policy (page 60) introduces the Daily programme to learners. This must be displayed in a straight line at the eye level of the learners. An arrow must be used to indicate the progression though the programme. The cards are individual thus ensuring that every class can arrange it according to the programme at their school. Carefully tailored to balance periods of structured learning with creative activities. It progresses from guiding the child from self-directed play to focused play and then formal activities in Grade 1. It determines the kind of interactions the child will have with their classmates and teacher. Children develop a sense of safety and security. It helps them to know what will happen next. It caters for children with special needs as well as differentiated teaching. The parts of the daily programme are like paving. Each block has a stimulating learning activity that connects towards holistic development.

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THE PHONIC FRIEZE (27 CARDS)

Every time the practitioner introduces a sound, that card must be displayed on a phonics table. Only once that sound has already been taught, the card can be moved to the Language area. Together with phonics the policy asks for basic vocabulary that the Grade R learner must have acquired by the end of the year. The words on the Phonic Frieze cards help with emergent reading skills, identifying beginning and end sounds and this caters for incidental reading.

SIGHT WORDS (80 SHEETS)

The pack provides the prescribed sight words that need to be cut out and used appropriately according to the theme or topic being done.

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DESCRIPTION The Life Skills policy in term 1 has a topic called Days of the week. This wall chart should be put up on the wall where it is visible every day.

DAYS OF THE WEEK CHART MONTHS OF THE YEAR CHART

Link each day to the activities that you do pictures. The learners can choose their favourite day and describe why they like that particular day leading to story narration. (208 mm x 950 mm)

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NUMBER DOT, PICTURE, SYMBOL and WORD CARDS (40)

BIRTHDAY CHART (13 CARDS)

Months of the Year: The Months of the Year wall chart is linked with the Birthday Chart and is also helpful when learning about the four seasons. This wall chart can also assist with incidental writing by copying text as well as phonemic awareness. Maths CAPS policy (page 75) asks the practitioner to introduce number 1 together with the picture, symbol and dot for 1. Once the teacher has introduced this, the number 1 gets displayed in the Mathematics area. These cards are used throughout the year as a

Maths CAPS policy (page 69) asks “Design a colourful Birthday chart ... for each month”. This must be arranged from left to right. Learners name and symbols are placed according to the months. This chart is used to: Develop an awareness of time

resource for one-to-one correspondence as well as a wall display for learners to manipulate by matching the dots with beads. (This process is further explained on page 80 of the Maths policy.)

Teach sequencing of the months Learn direction from left to right Help learners associate their symbols with their names Encourage learners to know their age Introduce data handling The Birthday Chart is used throughout the year. 6

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BLOOD POLICY (7 CARDS)

one of which is teaching children to be safe around blood. The Blood Policy is a set of picture story cards related to blood safety. These cards are perfect for practitioners to teach their young learners how to respond in the case of an injury.

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HANDY HELPERS CARDS (11 CARDS)

Maths CAPS policy (page 62 and 63) asks for a duty chart and Handy Helpers cards. These are individual cards that can be arranged in various formations. The symbol stickers (later progressing to names) are used to distribute the duties equitably amongst learners. Learners can further count the symbols at each duty thus integrating with counting in Mathematics.

CLASS RULES (11 CARDS)

The Class Rules cards are introduced at Day 1 or 2 in picture form to teach the learners of the regulations and guidelines in the classroom.

ITEM PLAY AREA LABELS (9)

tional, cognitive and social development. For example, a consistent set of rules in the Grade R classroom will help children to feel safe and comfortable. Rules also help children understand the expectations of society and can reduce the frequency of behaviour problems.

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The Height chart is used every term to monitor the growth of learners. It should be displayed in the Maths area. The practitioner marks the It can also be used to emphasise healthy eating habits by showing them that those learners who eat well grow bigger and stronger.

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activities that are done in those areas.

SYMBOL CHART (2) and SYMBOLS (40)

The Symbol Chart is the class list for the Grade R classroom. This chart assists the teacher and learners to associate their names to their symbols. The symbols are supplied in sticker form. There are eight stickers of each symbol that can be used on: Lockers/pigeon holes Birthday Chart and Height Chart

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Grade R is a great time to begin learning simple measurements. Start by introducing classifying items as either big or small and long or short. The aim is that the learners will gradually learn how to use measurement tools to determine the length or height of an object. Concepts like measuring weight, reading time, and measuring volume are thought through the year.

The Grade R classroom is a playroom and is not like a typical classroom. Make visual borders to separate the play areas by using low shelves and label these areas to enable spontaneous and safe discovery. The Play Area Labels are also a colourful addition to the walls of the classroom. These labels will help to assist with daily routine, class rotation as well as incidental reading. The playroom must have play areas for: Language Life Skills Science Mathematics Art Theme table Blocks Fantasy Quiet area The labels also cater for the display tables in

The Class Rule cards can be displayed at the various play areas where appropriate.

THE HEIGHT CHART

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Handy Helpers Cards Name tags Register As the year progresses the use of symbols further develops as follows: Term 1 – only symbols Term 3 – symbols and full names Term 4 – no symbols only names

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