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Autism Phase

Curriculum for Autism Phase at Via Nova School


Life skills themes 2019

  • Week 1 – Dolphins and whales
  • Week 2 – Sharks
  • Week 3 – Sea turtles
  • Week 4 – Penguins
  • Week 5 – 6 Dinosaurs
  • Week 7 – 8 Space
  • Week 9 – 10 Shadows

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Principal: Ms EJ Sarpong

Phases: 5

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Assessment goals for Term 3 2019


Recognize, identify and read number symbols 1-8, Semi-concrete with picture cards and number cards, Reinforce the knowledge gained, Trace, colour, copy and write number symbols incidentally.  Recognize and identify 3D objects in the classroom, Recognizesymmetryinbodyandshapes, Identify whole numbers, Compare which of the two given collection of objects are: Small and big, Most and least, First to last, Equal, Position objects from first to last in a line, Introduction to half using concrete objects, Use concrete objects to solve problems involving addition and subtraction with answers up to 8

Practically solve problems involving sharing with concrete objects equally amongst the 8 learners, Practically solve problems involving grouping with concrete objects up to 8, Collectandsortatleast5objectspersizeandcolor, The position of one object in relation to another e.g. on top of, in front of, behind, up, down, next to,  Recognition of South African Rand R1, R2, R5, Identify similarities and differences between coins e.g. sort play money per amount, Use concrete apparatus e.g. Counters and physical number ladder, Doubling and halving , Passing of time, Talk about things that happen duringSeasonal changes, Use of concrete apparatus e.g. counters, Number lines , Identifyandnametwo-dimensionalshapes


Listen to simple stories, songs and action rhymes.  Follow instructions with support.  Classify and compare objects.  Participate in discussions. Develop auditory discrimination, Develop auditory perception, Recognize and use sight words, Recognize own name and names of peers, Recognize letter-sound relationship(f), Recognize and identify words that end on ff sound, Recognize and use sight words,  Read picture books, rhymes, big books, posters with the teacher Participate in pre-writing activities, Use writing tools effectively, Work in blank books Draw pictures, Participate in Shared Writing activities Revise visual moto activities, Use visual and pictorial cues to  make meaning, Recognize short familiar words.


Life skills:  Correct use of body in movement, Balance, Following instructions, Participation, Correct use of art supplies , Hand development and function, Following instructions, Complete the project, Correct use of art supplies ,  Eye hand coordination, Washing hands and face, Asks for help, Asks for permission, Relates to friends,

  • Water animals: Body parts, habitat, life cycle
  • Dinosaurs: History, different types, Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, extinction and fossils
  • Space: Planet earth, solar system, stars, space travel and astronauts.
  • Shadows: My shadow, tracing.


Here are the following Sport codes for the term.

Winter games
Our learners can participate in different types of winter sport, here is a list of the following types

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Futsal

Learners in School participate every Wednesday in the sport type they chose, the school set time apart in the timetable for practice.

Tshwane Interschool Regional Selections will take place on 17 August 2019. Gauteng Provincial selections will be on 24 August 2019.

Down syndrome Association of Pretoria will host an Athletics day on 7 September 2019 and the venue will be at Tuks Best Med Stadium.

South-Africa Sport Association for Intellectually impaired National games will be in Bloemfontein 22-27 September 2019. The items will be the abovementioned winter sports.


Talitha Kumi Street , East Lynn, Pretoria, Gauteng

School Hours

Monday to Thursday 7:30 – 14:00
Friday 7:30 – 13:30

Phone & Email

+27 (0)12 800 1171/2/3


18 may 2021

Principal Birthday

friday, 2 april

Good Friday

monday, 5 April

Family Day

via nova school

contact information

Talitha Kumi Street , East Lynn, Pretoria, Gauteng
PO Box 15349, Lynn East, 0039
+27 (0)12 800 1171/2/3