ENRICHMENT FOR FOUNDATION PHASE

ENRICHMENT FOR FOUNDATION PHASE

The Foundation Phase Enrichment Project is aimed at supporting learners who lack basic school readiness skills required for Grade R and Grade 1. Some learners do not attend Grade R and others experience learning and social difficulties. A variety of programmes have been designed by an occupational therapist to meet some of the various educational needs of Foundation Phase learners.

THE PROJECT IS CURRENTLY OFFERED IN FOUR SCHOOLS IN THE OVERSTRAND:

  • Gansbaai Primary School: Grade R & 1
  • Hawston Primary School: Grade R & 1
  • Mount Pleasant Primary School: Grade R & 1
  • Zwelihle Pre-Primary: Grade R

From March 2018 to February 2019 we worked with a total of 159 learners, (63 in Grade R and 96 in Grade1) and 21 teachers

The programme includes gross and fine motor skills, visual and auditory perception, eye tracking, literacy and numeracy and offers:

THE PROGRAMME OFFERS:

  • READING (auditory perception, language skills, blending, sight words, reading)
  • WRITING (letter formation, fine motor skills and visual perception)
  • NUMERACY (spatial perception, number concepts, basic numeracy, colours and shapes, sequencing & sorting)
  • FINE MOTOR SKILLS (scissor cutting, hand strength & dexterity, tripod dexterity, wrist exercise, touch perception)
  • GROSS MOTOR SKILLS (midline crossing bilateral coordination, core stability, shoulder girdle, hand-eye coordination)
  • VISUAL PERCEPTION (form perception & constancy, figure-ground perception, visual closure, visual memory & visual sequential memory, jigsaw puzzles)

FOUNDATION PHASE ENRICHMENT PROJECT
Coordinator:
Colleen Roberts
Facilitators: Leonie Wolmarans, Lidia Milne, Noluthando Kulupele Consultant Occupational
Therapist: Tracey Le Roux

This year all the aspects of the project have been documented in a project objective file, a funders manual, including the drafting of a concise description of the project. The team produced a detailed description of the programme, a valuable asset that can be shared
with other similar organisations.

Despite the unrest in our communities, the work continued and most of our learners had learnt to read and master basic numeracy