Gr. 4 Rainbow English HL Book 1 Index Playing the game Thinking about the story What happened next Writing a story Different kinds of nouns Jabu scrambles eggs What the book cover tells us Write right A page of poetry Writing a poem of your own A letter of nouns A school trip for insect lovers Butterfly?? ?where have you been? Joining nouns Sing a song Let’s write a book
The boy who cried “wolf” The boy who cried “spaceship” Prefixes Proverbs and suffixes The leaf of many colours What happens next Retelling the story Prefixes and proverbs Reading a recipe Working with pronouns Whose are these? Make a pompom chick What’s in the news? Telling the news Presenting a speech Writing a story
What about the weather? And today’s weather is . . . Using adjectives to describe nouns It happened in the past Reading for information Giving information Reading charts for information Comparing things Reading a story: What Lulu was like Thinking about the characters Writing a story Verbs doing their work Mandu’s secret diary What are they like? Verbs again Planning to write a story
Reading fables After the race Telling the news Verbs are busy words The frog and the snail Thinking about the frog and the snail Subject, verb and object What do you mean? Making crumpets Writing my own recipe Giving directions Reading maps Where things are Giving directions Work out the recipe Let’s write a book
Gr. 3 Rainbow English HL Book 1 Index I am back at school About my school Teacher has a birthday My secret birthday wish Sports day Fun day at school Sports day is washed away After sports day The school shed is on fire Fire safety Library day Reading books Things we like Who likes what? A strange visitor at our school The school goat
My favourite cousin My cousin A family visit On my way to visit my cousin We get there at last What we did together The lost teddy bear Finding things Tumi gets lost Child safety Our grandfather’s birthday picnic Parties and picnics A healthy family Keeping time My grandmother’s story A family story
Places to visit Where should we go? Table Mountain Writing a newspaper Look at all the fish The Aquarium Pilanesberg Reading the news The Addo Elephant Park Planning my week Gold Reef City Fun at Gold Reef City Travelling back home About our trip Let’s write a story Writing my own news
The lion and the mouse The big lion and the tiny mouse The hare and the tortoise Let’s race The sun and the wind The big contest Bongi rides around Bongi’s bike ride Bongi cleans up the litter The big clean-up Deep sea diving Under the sea The ant world More about ants About reading Let’s write a story
Gr. 2 Rainbow English HL Book 1 Index Back to school I am back at school Uniforms My uniform A new boy at school Welcome to our school School sport I like sport The nurse comes to school The nurse says … We eat at school The food we eat We must do homework I always do my homework Tests Important dates
Different families My family I went to a wedding I had such fun at the wedding My good friends About my friends We care for our pets Our pets Keeping our home clean At home We all exercise Exercise and sport We try to eat well The goat in the garden My big family I like to help
The good news About our trip Where are we going? I want to see …. Through the rural village Through the forest Driving in the city Ben runs away We see the big five More animals We are at the beach We are still at the beach Time to go home Travelling back We are back in class Back at school
The storm The hail storm After the hail storm I once saw snow The soft white snow The four seasons The season I like best Will it rain today? Weather charts Jabu is late for school Telling the time What is the time? What time did you …? Dressing for the weather My newspaper
Gr. 1 Rainbow English HL Book 1 Index Do what they are doing The body Left and Right Practice your name Where are they? What noise does it make? Home safety Matching My classroom Summer and winter Cleanliness Playing together The letter s At school The letter a
Neatness The letter t Friendship The letter p We play The letter i Singing The letter n My mother The letter m Doing homework The letter d Safely home The letter g My teacher The letter o
We play The letter c Games The letter k Pets The letter e Resting The letter u After school The letter r Going home The letter b My father The letter f My grand parents The letter l
Eating properly The letter h The letter j Eating Uncle and aunt The letter v Helping The letter w My brother The letter y Zebra The letter z Helping at home The letter q Birthdays The letter x
For most children, it is difficult to focus for more than a few moments on any task, and that’s quite natural, due to their curiosity, abundance, and energy.
However, concentration is essential for studying, for homework and complete any task.
Adults can improve their concentration with special exercises; however, with children, one needs to use slightly different strategies. You can help your child increase his/her strength in various ways.
These strategies will teach him/her certain habits and rules that, over time, make it easier to focus while doing homework or studying.
Best ways to study for June exams
13 Ways to make sure you succeed with CAPS exams:
1. Divide an exams paper into Smaller Tasks
The whole exam may require too much concentration and discipline, so it would be a good idea to divide a question paper into smaller sections over 10 – 20 minutes at a time.
A full exam requires time, dedication and focus, which might seem to intimate or overwhelm your child. A smaller part of an exam paper will be more natural to carry out, and less confusing.
2. Reducing Distractions
Unless engaged in something they like, children might find it difficult to screen out distractions.
You need to keep the environment where they learn or study, as distraction-free as possible. Be especially wary of television, loud music, noises, and anything else that might occupy the child’s attention.
3. Television and Cell Phones
It is not a good idea to watch TV while doing exams or practising. It will distract attention.
Text messages, WhatsUp’s or other messaging apps also interrupt concentration.
Dr Nadine Moole recommends not to read text messages or use cell phones while studying or doing homework.
4. Studying at the same time every day
Repeating the same activity every day at the same hour, eventually, turns it into a habit. If any child sits down for homework or exams every day at the same hour, after a while, when the hour comes, there will be less effort required to focus. The mind will know study time has arrived.
5. Enough Physical Activity
Some physical activity, like playing and some sports, between study and questions, provides a way to vent out extra energy. Your child will be less nervous and make it easier to focus on the exam paper in front of them.
6. Let Children Have Play and Fun
Giving children too many questions and involving them in too many activities can be overwhelming and tiring for their brains. As a parent, you should allow them enough time for pleasure and fun, so they don’t feel too pressurised.
Offer a period of play/doing a non-academic task that they enjoy, as a reward for completing a section of their study timetable.
7. Enough Rest
Ensure that your child has enough sleep at night, and also, some rest during the day.
8. Set Time for the Completion of an Exam
Set the time for completing an exam or part of it, like ten minutes, twenty minutes, etc. Exact time might help childer to focus, to finish the goal within the time limits. However, you should be careful with this, since some children might find setting time limits too pressurising, and this could cause them anxiety and disturb their focus.
Perhaps allow your daughter or son to offer his/her suggested time for completing a particular part of the exam or the full exam.
9. Play Games that Require Focus
You can train and increase a child’s ability to focus by playing games that require thinking.
Playing games that require focusing, planning and use of memory combine fun with concentration. For example, word puzzles and riddles are great for practising this skill.
10. Allow sometime before beginning an Exam
When your child is busy, tell them what they have to do next, but allow a few minutes until they stop and starts the new activity.
Before starting with any exam or task; Teachers gives typically 10 – 15 min to allow a learner to read the question paper. We call this practical brain training.
11. Always start with March exams
Start with March exams. It sets a baseline of the work your child did. March exams will show teachers, parents and students which content he or she is still grappling with before the June exams.
Look at the memo at the end of each paper you download, and mark only the correct answers. Never mark the wrong answers incorrect at this stage. Leave it unmarked. Dr Oz studied the awareness of being wrong in children and found when a child’s work was marked wrong he/she may suffer in life by rejecting the wrong and never fully develop to treat mistakes as mistakes which can take years to overcome.
Focus on incorrect answers first. Open a separate paper for your child and redo the question again.
12. June exams
At this point start with the June exams.
Begin with Home Language (HL) then First Addition Language (FAL) rest of the subject will follow. Mathematics, Social Sciences etc.
Here are links to all the official exam papers you need to study.