Curriculum & School Term
Technically the Foundation Phase encompasses the grades 1, 2 and 3 with the Intermediate phase comprising of Grades 4-7.
At the Houghton Muslim Academy, our home language is English and our first additional language is Afrikaans.
Our approach to Mathematics education encompasses the following: Quantitatively, Mathematics may be defined as the knowledge of numbers, patterns, shapes, space, measurement and data. However, the qualitative definition is much harder to express. It is the reasoning, logic and application skills that are developed through our understanding and knowledge of numbers. The superiority of a child’s mathematical skills are dependent on both.
Life Skills: lends to the holistic development of the child and encompasses:
- Beginning Knowledge and Personal and Social Well Being – general knowledge and social skills
- Creative Arts – Performing Arts and Visual Arts
- Physical Education
The school programme provides for a variety of learning experiences. It is based on the principle that learning should be the result of actual experience; that play is a significant mode of learning, and above all the school should be a place of joy for both the learner and educator. Activities include drawing, painting, reading, baking, cutting, pasting, crafts, puzzles etc.
Our principle focus is on the holistic development of the child which includes:
- Physical and perceptual motor development
- Language skills development
- Social development
- Emotional development
- Intellectual development
The school year consists of 4 terms currently, but will be introducing a 3 term year from 2020, with reports issued per term.