Love2Learn does not offer a particular "pre-packaged" Mathematics or English curriculum; instead we have developed a specialised selection of resources for each of these subjects. The reasons for this are as follows...
Firstly, the scope and sequence of our Mathematics is designed to achieve specific criteria, build number concepts etc.
Secondly, we recognise the fact that children learn differently from one another. Even in one family, two children will not learn Mathematics in the same manner and a resource that works well with one child may not work at all with their sibling.
Consequently, we have selected a range of materials that approach the teaching of Maths from diverse angles.
This is beneficial from two perspectives:
1. It helps the parent to use a resource suited to their child’s learning style.
2. It trains children to answer mathematics problems posed from all sorts of angles using different wording each time. (Children sometimes fall into a comfort zone when they become too accustomed to a single Maths curriculum and wording style.)
We incorporate the South African CAPS (Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement) into our curriculum in order to ensure that we offer a curriculum that is above reproach from a Dept. of Education perspective. Although we comfortably meet the minimum requirements of CAPS, we exceed this through the incorporation of a host of additional resources that are designed to build speed, comprehension and confidence from foundational concepts such as bonds, tables, fractions etc. onwards.
What is important to point out is that we are not grooming our students for the SA mainstream NSC Matric (National Senior Certificate); instead, we are grooming them for the prestigious British IGCSE and AS-levels, (Grades 10 – 12). AS-Levels (Grade 12) is recognised as of the highest standards of Matric offered in the world - which is where Love2Learn Curriculum students ultimately culminate, through our other division - Imperial International College - www.iic-online.com.
Like our Mathematics offering, our Love2Learn English is also an amalgamation of tailored resources.
Grade 0 starts laying the foundation for Phonics and Reading. By the time a child reaches Grade 1 they need to have acquired a basic level of reading skill.
In Grade 1 children commence formal Grammar studies, Creative Writing (Character, Setting, Plot, Structure etc.), Formal Comprehension, Phonics, Spelling Tests, Poetry, Copy work etc.
Our Grade 1 standard is very high and assumed children can already read and recognise 3-letter words; and our Grade 0 English builds into this.
The various Grade levels then follow-on from there, ultimately building into and - as with our Mathematics - is designed to prepare students for the prestigious British IGCSE and AS-Levels (Grades 10-12) Examinations, through our other diviosn - Imperial International College - www.iic-online.com.