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Using progress reports and profiles of the learners in Grade 1, the Grade 2 educator can assess the ability of each learner in the class.

The Grade 2 educator also needs to know which work has been covered in Grade 1 so that she can revise, consolidate and re-teach where necessary, before proceeding to the Grade 2 phonics, writing, reading etc. Make sure the learners understand the written instructions on each page. The learners furthermore need to know where and when to go for help when doing written work e.g. finding out how to spell a word etc.

The slower learners need continual support whereas the fast learners can be given additional work based on the activities for further stimulation.

Time schedule for the modules 1 – 7

All learners should complete all seven modules during the year. Allow them to progress at their own speed covering ± one and a half modules per term.

The different stories of heroes initiate interesting activities for the learners. The term “hero” is discussed and different “heroes” are discussed.

Opportunity is given for research from newspapers and their imagination is stimulated as they create, describe and illustrate their own heroes.

  • Phonics:

ea as in leaf

ea as in bread

ea as in ear

ea as in pear

oi and oy

integration of themes

  • Inclusivity


  • What is a “hero”?
  • Who can be a “hero”?
  • Can animals also be heroes?

Leaner section


The story of Klara Majola is based on the true tale of a young girl’s bravery in search of her blind father. Remind the children that it happened about 100 years ago. There were no cell phones or radios to contact each other, no big searchlights to conduct a night search. Farm workers lived in small cottages with gas lamps for light and fires to keep warm in the winter. The story is set in the Koue Bokkeveld, which is renowned for its bitterly cold winters.

Klara majola

Klara was a little girl who lived on a farm in the Western Cape. Her father was blind and her mother worked in the farmer’s house. During the day Klara’s father looked after the three children. Klara helped him clean the house and in the afternoon the children would play outside. Klara’s father would gather firewood. He didn’t go too far because he could not see.

One winter it was very cold. They had used a lot of firewood to keep warm. Klara’s father could only find a few pieces of wood for the fire.

“I will have to go further,” he said to Klara. “You stay and look after your little brother and sister.”

Klara was worried but she did what her father said. It began to get dark. Her mother came home, but her father had not returned.

“I will look for him, Ma.” she said. “You better get supper ready.” “He can’t be too far,” said her mother. “How would he manage? Maybe he just sat down until we came to find him. But hurry – it will be dark soon.”

Klara thought so too. She put on her coat, because the wind was cold and set off on the path her father had taken.

Much later some farm workers brought Klara’s father home. They had found him wandering far from his path.

“But where is Klara?” said her mother. “Didn’t you see her?” “I told Klara to wait with the children,” said the father. Klara’s mother began to cry. “She went to look for you. She’s out there in the cold and darkness looking for you.”

All night long they waited. In the morning, they saw the frost on the ground. Klara’s mother hoped that she had found somewhere warm to spend the night. They checked the other workers’ houses and then began to search the farm. Much later they found her poor frozen body. She had curled up against a rock trying to keep warm.

The family was sad. Life would never be the same again. Klara’s father never forgot how brave Klara had been and that she had died trying to help him.

LO 3.3 LO 3.3.1 LO 3.4.8

Say what you think.

Think about these questions. Tell the group or your class what you feel about Klara.

1. What do you think of Klara’s bravery? Remember it was the middle of winter and very cold outside. Would you offer to go looking for your father or would you offer to stay at home with your brothers and sisters? Then your mother could go out in the cold.

2. Do you think Klara was lost or did she just give up and lie down expecting her mom to come and find her?

LO 2.3 LO 2.5 2.5.7


Learning Outcome 2: SPEAKING : The learner is able to communicate confidently and effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.

Assessment Standard 2.3: We know this when the learner creates and tells stories with a beginning, middle and ending, using descriptive language and avoiding repetition.

Assessment Standard 2.5: We know this when the learner contributes to class and group discussions:

2.5.7 answers questions and gives reasons for answers;

Learning Outcome 3: READING AND VIEWING : The learner is able to read and view for information and enjoyment and respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.

Assessment Standard 3.3: We know this when the learner recognises and makes meaning of letters and words in longer texts:

3.3.1 reads with increasing speed and fluency;

Assessment Standard 3.4: We know this when the learner develops phonic awareness:

3.4.8 recognises an increasing number of high-frequency sight words.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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