Foundation Phase
Life Skills Learning Programme
  The Life Skills Learning Programme involves many social, environmental and cultural topics and cultural issues that will require sensitive mediation. The Life Skills Learning Programme comprises of the Learning Outcomes with their Assessment Standards from the Life Orientation Learning Area Statement. Other Learning Areas should also be integrated.  
Learning Outcome 1: HEALTH PROMOTION
The learner will be able to make informed decisions regarding personal, community and environmental health.
Assessment Standards: (some examples)

Grade R

We know this when the learner explains the importance of drinking only clean water and eating fresh food.

Grade 1

We know this when the learner identifies nutritious choices from a range of commonly available foods. Learners can cut out pictures from a magazine.

Grade 2

We know this when the learner describes sources of clean and unclean water and simple water purification methods. Learners can construct a water purification system.

Grade 3

We know this when the learner compares healthy and poor dietary habits and describes the effects of such habits on personal health. (E.g. this can be a written task with visual illustrations.)
Learning Outcome 2: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to constitutional rights and responsibilities, and to show an understanding of diverse cultures and religions.
Assessment Standards: (some examples)

Grade R

We know this when the learner recognises the South African flag.

Grade 1

We know this when the learner Identifies, draws and colours the South African flag.

Grade 2

We know this when the learner identifies national symbols (e.g. national bird, flower etc.) and sings the National Anthem.

Grade 3

We know this when the learner explains the meaning and sings the South African National Anthem.
Learning Outcome 3: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
The learner will be able to use acquired life skills to achieve and extend personal potential to respond effectively to challenges in his or her world.
Assessment Standards: (some examples)

Grade R

We know this when the learner says own name and address.

Grade 1

We know this when the learner states personal details.

Grade 2

We know this when the learner identifies positive aspects of self.

Grade 3

We know this when the learner describes own abilities, interests and strengths.
Learning Outcome 4: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND MOVEMENT
The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and participate in, activities that promote movement and physical development
Assessment Standards: (some examples)

Grade R

We know this when the learner participates in free play activities.

Grade 1

We know this when the learner participates in free play activities using a variety of equipment e.g. ropes, balls etc.

Grade 2

We know this when the learner participates in structured activities using equipment.

Grade 3

We know this when the learner participates in play and describes it effects on the body e.g. muscles, pulse rate etc.
To view the complete Life Orientation Curriculum document, click here