Department of Basic Education has committed to improving literacy
and numeracy skills of learners, with specific targets set from now
until 2014. To achieve this, the Department has produced a series of
workbooks to assist learners in Grade R-9.
What are the workbooks?
Each workbook is made up of 128 easy-to-follow worksheets for
listening, reading and writing skills. The workbooks are organised
into four worksheets per week, divided over eight weeks per term.
All workbooks comply with the latest Curriculum Assessment Policy
Statement (CAPS). For each year a learner (Gr1-9) will get two
workbooks for each subject. Workbook 1, to use from January to June
and Workbook 2, for use from July to December. Grade R learners will
receive four books per year, one for each term
Workbooks are distributed free of charge.
What is the point of the workbooks?
They provide every learner with worksheets to practise the language
and numeracy skills they have been taught in class. They are also
meant to help teachers track the progress of learners and provide
extra support if needed. They are a simple way to structure learning
activities for learners.
What happens to the workbooks at the end of the year?
Each and every child will own the workbooks. This means they can
take them home and write in them.
Do the workbooks replace textbooks?
No. These are meant to be used with textbooks. They save the teacher
from writing exercises and preparing their own worksheets.
Below are Interactive
Workbooks, Terms 1 and 2 (2013) (Click to
download. This file is 300Mb and will take time to download. Then
install the files on your computer.)