Learning Area: Life Orientation
Phase: Intermediate Phase (Grades 4-6)

Overview of the Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome 1: Health Promotion

The learner will be able to make informed decisions regarding personal, community and environmental health.

The Intermediate Phase learner further develops investigative skills. Health and safety aspects are, therefore, expanded to include substance abuse. The learner at this age is becoming increasingly aware of his or her own sexuality. Hence, the learner should be nurtured in a sensitive and caring manner, while at the same time alerted to the associated risks.

Learning Outcome 2: Social Development

The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to constututional rights and responsibilities, and to show an understanding of diverse cultures and religions.

In the Intermediate Phase, the learner broadens social relationships. It becomes necessary for the learner to understand rights and responsibilities as stipulated in the South African Constitution. The learner should develop a positive attitude and understanding of diverse cultures and religions. The learner should be able to apply knowledge and skills to respond to discrimination.

Learning Outcome 3: Personal Development

The learner will be able to use acquired life skills to achieve and extend personal potential to respond effectively to challenges in his or her own world.

The learner is still in the process of self-concept formation, and requires opportunities to develop positive selfesteem. The learner relies on feedback, acceptance and positive input from others. The learner needs experiences of success as well as opportunities to develop interests and potential. Peer relations are increasingly important as the learner compares self to others. As the development from pubescence to puberty occurs, the learner needs to be assisted to develop a broader range of life skills.

Learning Outcome 4: Physical Development and Movement

The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and participate in, activities that promote movement and physical development.

The Intermediate Phase learner is developing greater body awareness and improved body control with confidence and competence. The mastery of movement skills and body control serves as a basis for participation in general movement activities and sport. Social skills become more important as the learner’s interest in team activities develops and expands to include co-operation and leadership skills.