Lower School Curriculum -
Lebone II's Grassroots
We share in the excitement of your children as they begin their journey through education.
Lebone II defines our curriculum through our belief in what education is and can do, in what we
believe about how children learn and with the intention of building global aspects within our community of students.
At Lower-School level, our curriculum philosophies are centred on using continuous assessment and feedback
through the stages of planning, doing and reviewing work. Supporting students in building 21st century skills,
the use of annual standardisation assessments, allowing educators to reflect on the practices of their students and
use the data gathered to inform planning and assessment, thus allowing all students to receive the necessary support
that they require. We believe that it is through this that children can engage with their education and have fun, grow
and learn how to pass through the stages of their school life.
Our educational programme throughout lower school reflects the diversity of students’ abilities. Throughout their time
with us, our students enjoy developing disciplines, such as Maths, English, science, social sciences, Setswana, music,
art, drama and physical education, with individual music lessons in piano, flute, violin and cello taking place
during the day. Further to this, extra-curricular activities include chess, ballet, public speaking, cooking, science
experiments, study skills, drama, arts and crafts, poetry, Afrikaans, communication, Setswana games and fun in the library,
with afterschool activities including both junior and senior primary choir and club sport.
Throughout their journey in the Lower School, our students are encouraged to develop the 21st Century Habits of Mind,
including persistence; managing impulsivity; listening with understanding and empathy; thinking flexibly; thinking about
your thinking (metacognition); striving for accuracy; questioning and problem posting; applying past knowledge to new
situations; thinking and communicating with clarity and precision; gathering data through all senses; creating, imagining
and innovating; responding with wonderment and awe; taking responsible risks; finding humour; thinking interdependently
and remaining open to continuous learning.