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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate a Numeracy Learning Programme in the Reception Year 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244256  Facilitate a Numeracy Learning Programme in the Reception Year 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Early Childhood Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Early Childhood Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7410  Facilitating a Numeracy Learning Programme in the Reception Year  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is for those who facilitate Numeracy Programmes in the Reception Year (Grade-R).

People credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Describing how numeracy is developed, facilitated and assessed.
  • Planning a Numeracy Learning Programme.
  • Preparing numeracy learning activities and materials.
  • Implementing the planned Numeracy Learning Programme.
  • Assessing children's progress in the Numeracy Learning Programme.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the Numeracy Learning Programme. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • The ability to read, write and use written resource material for learning and teaching in at least two South African languages.
  • An understanding of the holistic development of children from birth to nine years and how young children learn through play and a variety of activities.
  • A basic understanding of the foundation phase of the national school curriculum. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard is designed primarily for educators working with children aged 4-6 years in the Reception Year (Grade R). Practitioners are required to demonstrate applied competence in a Grade R programme in one of the following developmental phases and settings:
  • Community-based group setting.
  • Foundation phase group setting.

    Learners are expected to use a wide range of activities and resources that promote emergent numeracy such as: story telling, compiling own numeracy story books, listening comprehensions, labelling, counting rhymes, rhythms, patterns, word play, pictures, displays, formal and informal discussions, weather charts, birthday charts, helper charts, number and letter posters, games activity centres, dramatised role plays, drawing, problem solving, data gathering, etc.

    Although the emergent numeracy approach is not intended to be privileged through this Unit Standard, it is expected that learners will be able to work with each child according to their own levels of development and within different socio-cultural contexts. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe how numeracy is developed, facilitated and assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ways in which numeracy is developed are described in terms of relevant child development theories and research and the implications for practice in a Numeracy Learning Programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions are provided of the principles and processes of numeracy acquisition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements of the national curriculum in the foundation phase are identified with particular regard to the Reception Year. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Descriptions are provided of the principles of integrating and sequencing learning programmes and activities, with particular reference to the importance of offering a rich programme designed to empower all learners including learners with special needs and barriers to learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods and tools for assessing young children's numeracy progress are described with particular reference to the implications for practice in a Numeracy Learning Programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan a Numeracy Learning Programme. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Daily, weekly and longer term plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A Numeracy Learning Programme is planned to achieve the learning outcomes of the relevant learning areas for Grade R in an integrated manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Planning shows evidence of integration of mathematical relationships within and across other learning areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Plans identify learning activities and experiences that are developmentally appropriate, promote integration, are child-centred and relate to children's life world interests and experiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic principles for selecting and sequencing learning activities are applied in the learning programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Plans take into account lessons learnt from previous experiences of facilitating numeracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The planned learning activities and experiences are appropriate for groups and the needs of individual children. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare numeracy learning activities and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learning experiences are provided to help children develop and use mathematical language, concepts and numeracy skills in a holistic way as part of an integrated learning programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Learning activities and materials are prepared based on the principles and processes involved in the development of mathematical concepts and numeracy skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities enable children to appreciate mathematical relationships, logic and pattern in number and space. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activities enable children to develop an appreciation of simple economic principles and technological processes based on their everyday experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Activities and materials are culture-fair and promote an anti-bias approach. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement the planned Numeracy Learning Programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A Numeracy Learning Programme is implemented using a range of appropriate techniques and strategies to facilitate active and integrated learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Opportunities are provided for creative and critical thinking and problem-solving using mathematical experiences within the learning environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Children are encouraged to develop their own approaches to working with number, space, shape, data and patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The learning activities and experiences are organised so that children are able to work individually, in pairs, and in small and large groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Children are invited to plan, select their own materials and carry out and reflect on projects to their own satisfaction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A range of facilitation skills are used appropriately to support and extend children's learning, including helping children to reflect on learning experiences and achievements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Assess children's progress in the Numeracy Learning Programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each child's progress in the Numeracy Learning Programme is assessed on a continuous basis and as an integral part of the learning-teaching process, thus informing practice and planning to assist individual children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessment tools and procedures used for recording observations and assessments provide comprehensive evidence of children's use of mathematical language and concepts and numeracy skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assessments are carried out against the relevant assessment standards in the national curriculum statement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assessment records are kept up to date and are useful for giving feedback on the progress of individual children and for planning individualized learning experiences for children as needed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Evaluate the effectiveness of the Numeracy Learning Programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effectiveness of the Numeracy Programme is evaluated systematically and critically on a continuous basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The evaluation identifies strengths and weaknesses in the planning and facilitation of numeracy development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The evaluation helps to identify ways in which facilitation techniques and strategies can be modified to build on strengths and deal with weaknesses in the planning and facilitation of numeracy. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator, registered with the relevant accredited ETQA responsible for the quality assurance of this Unit Standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate quality assuring ETQA, or Learning Programme approval with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the quality assuring ETQA.
  • Verification (external moderation) of assessment and moderation by the provider, will be conducted by the relevant quality assuring ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant Qualification and the agreed ETQA policy and procedures.
  • An individual wishing to be assessed through RPL against this Unit Standard, may apply to an assessment agency or provider institution accredited by the relevant quality assuring ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a formal agreement/accreditation with the relevant quality assuring ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand, analyse and explain the following:
  • Relevant child development theories and research and the implications for practice in a Numeracy Learning Programme.
  • The principles and processes of the development of mathematical concepts and numeracy skills.
  • The importance of supporting home language use in cognitive development for concept formation and the acquisition of numeracy.
  • The requirements of the national curriculum in the foundation phase, especially with regard to the reception year.
  • How mathematical concepts and numeracy skills are used in everyday life and in all other learning areas.
  • Principles of integrating and sequencing learning programmes and activities.
  • The importance of offering a rich programme designed to empower all learners.
  • Assessment methods and tools for assessing young children's mathematical concepts and numeracy skills.

    Learners demonstrate the following attitudes and values:
  • Recognition that numeracy and mathematics are an essential part of everyday life and essential for lifelong learning for both boys and girls.
  • Recognition of the importance of early numeracy in the preschool phase and the reception year.
  • Sensitivity to the views of parents and family members. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively through understanding the development of mathematical concepts and numeracy skills.
  • Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local communities through discussions with children, parents and family members about the importance of the development of numeracy skills for lifelong learning.
  • Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts through the selection of learning materials for children. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems with regard to young children's development of mathematical concepts and numeracy skills showing that responsible decisions have been made with regard to providing developmentally appropriate learning activities that meet the needs of individual children. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with co-workers (where applicable) and with children. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's teaching activities effectively in order to implement a planned numeracy learning programme successfully in an integrated and holistic approach. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to the children's development of mathematical concepts and numeracy skills, and to programme implementation through observation and self-reflection. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with children verbally using mathematical language and through visual and print materials, and keep written records and reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Show responsibility towards the environment and health of others through the selection of appropriate print materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Appreciate that the world is a set of related systems by planning an integrated numeracy learning programme showing that mathematical concepts and numeracy relate to all fields of learning. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This Unit Standard replaces Unit Standard 7410, "Facilitating a Numeracy Learning Programme in the Reception Year", Level 5, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58761   Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  64649   Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64650   National Diploma: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Abnah Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Adziambei Academy 
    3. Alladin Learning Solutions 
    4. Brainwave Careers 
    5. Durban City College 
    6. Enjo Consultants 
    7. Kez Enterprises and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    9. Renaissance Training Services cc 
    10. Shintsha Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Teachers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Tshepo Hope Consulting 
    13. Zuzulwazi Development 



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