Primary Syllabi

This syllabi seeks to enable young learners to take their first steps on a pathway of active, independent learning.

Naturally, at these levels, Learning Outcomes and the activities designed to achieve them are age appropriate, designed to nurture young children’s early development as learners and to foster positive, enthusiastic attitudes towards school and education, thus preparing them to become progressively more autonomous learners in the future.

Each grade of the syllabus is made up of four units, structured around thematic principles. Each unit includes material from the five learning areas, which has been thoroughly integrated, to reflect the way young children learn.

LEVEL 1

Grade 1-3

The emphasis is on practical activities, which develop the young learners holistically, stimulating their curiosity and fostering an active approach to learning.

Each grade contains the following four units:

Unit 1

About myself

The learner becomes aware of his/her personal identity, within the context of the national culture (“who I am”) and of him/herself as an active
learner with emerging competencies (“what I can do”).

Unit 2

How I relate to others

The learner learns about his/her place and role within the communities of the family, the school and the wider society, and develops culturally appropriate social and linguistic behaviour.

Unit 3

The world around me

The learner discovers the natural world and how to interact with it resourcefully, responsibly and sustainably.

Unit 4

Looking after myself

The learner is introduced to principles of basic health, personal care, fitness, nutrition and safety, including the notions of disaster and risk
reduction, as appropriate to a young child growing up within the specific context of Lesotho

LEVEL 1

Grade 4

The syllabus is designed to foster positive, enthusiastic attitudes towards school and education, thus preparing them to become progressively more autonomous learners in the future.

Grade 4 syllabus is made up of four units, structured around thematic principles

Unit 1

Knowing oneself and relating with others

The unit promotes awareness of  personal identity, within the context of the national culture and encourages active learning to address emerging issues. In addition, it gives emphasis on learner’s relations within the context of family, school, communities and the wider society.

Unit 2

My Health and Safety

The unit introduces learner to principles of healthy lifestyles which are personal care, fitness and nutrition. It further focuses on the precautionary measures that promote safety within the specific context of Lesotho

Unit 3

Understanding and Sustaining the Environment

The unit enhances resourceful and responsible interaction with the environment. It addresses the issues of environmental protection and management for sustainable development

Unit 4

Survival and Self Reliance

The unit aims at preparing a learner to survive in various challenges and be self-reliant.

LEVEL 1

Grade 5-7

This curriculum promotes the ongoing development of Core Competencies, whereby learners can apply the appropriate knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to address both current and new situations.

The curriculums are organised by Learning Areas into which the traditional subjects have been grouped

LEARNING AREA 1

Linguistic and Literary Learning Area

The Linguistic and Literary Learning Area is made up of elements from several traditional “subjects,” including Sesotho, English, Drama and Music

LEARNING AREA 2

Numerical and Mathematical Learning Area

The Numerical and Mathematical Learning Area includes content from number, measurement, shape, data handling and financial mathematics, with emphasis on application.

LEARNING AREA 3

Scientific and Technological Learning Area

The Scientific and Technological Learning Area contains elements from several traditional “subjects,” including Science, Technical subjects, ICT, Agriculture, Physical Geography, Home Economics, Life Skills Education, as well as Health and Physical Education.

LEARNING AREA 4

Personal, Spiritual and Social Learning Area

The Personal, Spiritual and Social Learning Area includes material from History, Human Geography, Religious Education, Social Studies, Life Skills Education, Health and Physical Education

LEARNING AREA 5

Creativity and Entrepreneurial Learning Area

The Creativity and Entrepreneurial Learning Area draws its content from Business Education, ICT, Home Economics, Agriculture, Art, Crafts, Music and Drama

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