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On the farm

Educator section


In Grade 2 the learners will build new experiences in the additional language on those learnt in Grade 1 as well as those learnt in their Home Language. They will continue to need many listening and speaking opportunities so as to develop their reading and writing skills in Grade 2.

A wide vocabulary is very important. The ICS modules for Grade 2 provide opportunities for the revision of Grade 1 vocabulary and they gradually introduce and consolidate new vocabulary by means of poems, rhymes, stories, riddles and jokes and games to play.

Learners are encouraged to answer questions, and to take part in discussions and conversations on familiar topics.

The attention is drawn to the sounds of letters in the additional language and learners discover that some letters sound the same as in their home language whereas others differ.

Although the educator will attend to correct pronunciation at this stage, learners should always be encouraged to speak the additional language without feeling incompetent and self-conscious.

By keeping the dictionary pages at the end of each module in a file, learners can revise the vocabulary and use these lists as a personal dictionary to which they can refer when completing or writing sentences and stories.

Time scheduled for the modules 1 to 8

It is suggested that the average learners complete all eight modules during the year, completing ± two modules per term.

The slower learners will proceed at their own pace while the quick learners can be given more tasks if necessary.

All learners in Grade 2 should be exposed to all the listening, speaking and reading activities in these eight modules to ensure that progression occurs throughout.

Farmer Brown and his family are introduced and activities involve their responsibilities and the jobs they do. Names of fruits and vegetables are extended, revised and consolidated by means of interesting activities.

Reading of riddles and stories are encouraged.

A counting rhyme is included and coins are counted integrating the learning area of mathematics with that of Literacy.

The basics of economics are introduced as learners understand the farmer produces the products to sell in order to have money to buy necessities for his family.

Integration of themes

  • Social Justices

The farmer needs people to help him work on the farm – he creates job opportunities and the workers in turn have a responsibility towards their employer

  • Human Rights

Everyone has the right to earn money so as to become self-sustaining.

The farmer cares for his crops and his family and shows responsibility by handling his finances in a capable way.

The farmers grows fruit and vegetables and sells these to the people.

Leaner section


Chapter 1

A story to listen to and to read.

On the farm

Farmer Brown and his wife, Aunt Nel, live on a farm.

The farm is near the town.

Farmer Brown often goes to town to get all the things Aunt Nel needs.

They have three children.

Nicky is ten, Tanya is seven and Baby Bob is one year old.

LO 2.6.1 LO 3.2.3
  • Draw Farmer Brown and his family.
LO 3.1.5

Chapter 2

Nicky, Tanya and their friends go to school.

They go on the school bus.

The school is in town.

  • Draw the school bus with Nicky, Tanya and their friends.

Nicky and Tanya wear their school clothes.

Nicky and Tanya carry their books in their school bags.

  • Draw Nicky and Tanya in their school clothes with their school bags.
LO 3.1.5 LO 3.2.3

Chapter 3

In the afternoon the children come home on the school bus.

The school bus stops at the road to the farm.

Nicky and Tanya then walk up the road to their house.

There are lots of trees on the farm.

Aunt Nel, the children’s mother, has made a beautiful garden.

In the garden are many beautiful flowers.

LO 3.1.5
  • Draw the beautiful garden.
  • Colour the flowers red, orange, yellow, blue, pink and purple.
LO 2.6.1 LO 3.2.3


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

Assessment Standard 2.6: We know this when the learner attends to pronunciation part of reading, for example:

2.6.1 distinguishes between long and short vowels, as in ‘pull’ and ‘pool’.

Assessment Standard 1.3: We know this when the learner shows understanding of a short sequence of instructions;

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 3.1: We know this when the learner uses pictures to understand written texts:

3.1.5 draws a picture to illustrate a sentence;

Assessment Standard 3.2: We know this when the learner begins to make meaning of written text by reading with the teacher:

3.2.3 points to the correct word when it is being read.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
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.
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 2. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11117/1.1
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