Foundation Phase

The main purpose of Grades 1-3 in education, which typically cover the ages of 7-9 years old, is to build upon the foundational skills and knowledge that children developed during the pre-primary phase and to provide them with a solid academic and social-emotional foundation for their future education.

During these early years of formal schooling, children typically focus on developing their literacy and numeracy skills, as well as their problem-solving and critical thinking abilities. They also learn important social-emotional skills, such as how to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and manage their emotions and behaviour.

In addition to academic skills, children in Grades 1-3 also begin to explore a wider range of subjects, such as science, social studies, and the arts. This helps to broaden their knowledge and interests and prepares them for more specialized subjects in later grades.

Another important purpose of Grades 1-3 is to help children develop a love of learning and a growth mindset. This is achieved by providing a positive and supportive learning environment that emphasizes effort, progress, and a growth mindset, rather than just achievement and grades.

Overall, the main purpose of Grades 1-3 in education is to provide children with a strong academic and social-emotional foundation for their future education and to foster a love of learning that will stay with them throughout their lives.

And in the case of King’s School Goodwood, this process takes place in a loving, caring, nurturing environment and strongly under-pinned with a Biblical worldview understanding

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