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GetAhead is guaranteed to help your child understand schoolwork and improve results in English, Afrikaans, Maths, Natural Science and Life Skills*. It’s a unique South African educational software product that is based entirely on the South African CAPS curriculum. This means that GetAhead is 100% relevant if your child attends a South African state or private school. It provides your child with fun, interactive curriculum activities that give immediate and contextual feedback in the form of hints, explanations and enrichment – all designed to help your child achieve better results.

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Highlights:

  • Hundreds of questions covering Mathematics, English, Afrikaans, Natural Science and Life Skills.
  • Beautifully illustrated, interactive activities that provide valuable feedback as your child progresses.
  • Parent Centre tools that let you set targets and track your child’s progress.
  • Fully bilingual in English and Afrikaans.

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Click on a grade to see the exercises available for your child.*

GRADES AVAILABLE:

Grade 1 Exercises

Based on the 2015 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 1:

English

  • Action Words
  • Grammar
  • Interpreting Pictures
  • Phonics: 3 letter words in sentences
  • Phonics: 3 letter words where the middle letter is missing
  • Phonics: Blends
  • Phonics: Fill in the first or last letter
  • Phonics: sh, th, ch
  • Phonics: Spelling 3 letter words
  • Rhyming Words
  • Stories & Comprehension
  • Vocabulary: Animals
  • Vocabulary: Colours
  • Vocabulary: Numbers
  • Vocabulary: Shapes
  • Vocabulary: Insects
  • Vocabulary: Plants

Afrikaans

  • Aksiewoorde
  • Algemene Taal
  • Klanke: 3-letter woorde in sinne
  • Klanke: 3-letter woorde – ontbrekende middel letter
  • Prente Interpreteer
  • Rym Woorde
  • Spel: 3-letter woorde
  • Spel: aa, ee, oo, uu
  • Spel: oe, ui, ie
  • Spel: ou, eu, ei
  • Spel: Vul in die eerste of laaste letter
  • Stories & Begripslees
  • Woordeskat: Diere
  • Woordeskat: Insekte
  • Woordeskat: Plante
  • Woordeskat: Kleure
  • Woordeskat: Getalle
  • Woordeskat: Vorms

Mathematics / Wiskunde

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Addition to 5
  • Addition to 10
  • Addition to 20
  • Counting to 10
  • Counting to 50
  • Data Handling
  • Describe, Order & Compare
  • Doubling & Halving
  • Grouping & Sharing
  • Money
  • Numbers & Names
  • Order, Place & Position
  • Repeated Addition
  • Shapes
  • Subtraction up to 5
  • Subtraction up to 10
  • Subtraction up to 20

Grade 2 Exercises

Based on the 2015 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 2:

English

  • Grammar: Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Grammar: Comparisons
  • Grammar: Tenses
  • Grammar: Punctuation, Opposites & Prepositions
  • Interpreting Pictures
  • Matching
  • Phonics: ai/ay, oi/oy
  • Phonics: ch, sh, th, wh
  • Phonics: ck, ng, nk, tch
  • Phonics: ee, ea ,ar
  • Phonics: er/ir/ur, or/all
  • Phonics: Magic e
  • Phonics: oo/ow, oa/oe
  • Rhyming Words
  • Stories & Comprehension
  • Vocabulary

Afrikaans

  • Pas hulle bymekaar
  • Prente Interpreteer
  • Rym Woorde
  • Spel: aai, ooi, oei, eeu
  • Spel: bl, br, gl, gr
  • Spel: dr, fr, tr
  • Spel: ge, be, ver
  • Spel: kl, pl, vl, fl
  • Spel: pr, vr, kr
  • Spel: st, sl, sm, sn, sk, sp
  • Spel: tw, sw, kw
  • Stories & Begripslees
  • Taal: Punktuasie, Voorsetsels & Teenoorgesteldes
  • Taal: Sinonieme & Antonieme
  • Taal: Tye
  • Taal: Vergelykings
  • Woordeskat

Mathematics

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Addition to 20
  • Addition to 50
  • Addition to 100
  • Before, Between & After
  • Counting
  • Data Handling
  • Doubling and Halving to 20
  • Doubling and Halving to 100
  • Money
  • Multiplication by 2, 5 and 10
  • Multiplication by 3 and 4
  • Number-names and Symbols
  • Place Value
  • Shapes
  • Simple Division in Context
  • Subtraction to 20
  • Subtraction to 50
  • Subtraction to 100
  • Time

Grade 3 Exercises

Based on the 2015 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 3:

English

  • Alphabetical Order
  • Grammar: Parts of Speech
  • Grammar: Punctuation
  • Grammr: Antonyms & Synonyms
  • Grammar: Tenses
  • Grammar: Working with Words
  • Interpreting Photos
  • Interpreting Pictures
  • Phonics: air/are, ew/ue
  • Phonics: ow/o, ie/i/y
  • Phonics: ow/ou, aw/au
  • Phonics: Silent Letters
  • Phonics Soft c/g, ph, ead
  • Stories & Comprehension
  • Vocabulary: Choosing correct Words & Pictures
  • Vocabulary: People, Places & Things

Afrikaans

  • Alfabetiese Volgorde
  • Foto’s Interpreteer
  • Prente Interpreteer
  • Spel: d, en, t
  • Spel: lm, rm, er, rl
  • Spel: spr, skr, str
  • Stories & Begripslees
  • Taal: Meervoude
  • Taal: Ons Werk met Woorde
  • Taal: Punktuasie
  • Taal: Antonieme & Sinonieme
  • Taal: Spraakdele
  • Taal: Tye
  • Taal: Verkleinwoorde
  • Woordeskat: Kies die korrekte Woord of Prent
  • Woordeskat: Mense, Plekke & Dinge

Mathematics

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Addition
  • Counting
  • Data Handling
  • Describe, Order & Compare
  • Division
  • Doubling & Halving
  • Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Money
  • Multiplication
  • Number-names & Numerals
  • Shapes
  • Subtraction
  • Time

Grade 4 Exercises

Based on the 2015 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 4:

English

  • Abbreviations
  • Apostrophe
  • Comprehension & Language
  • Comprehension: On the farm
  • Comprehension: Sport around the World
  • Comprehension: Summer of the Hummer
  • Comprehension: The fox and crow
  • Comprehension: The greedy dog
  • Comprehension: Three Ghosts at Christmas
  • Dictionary Skills
  • Language Study
  • Main Idea & Addresses
  • Parts of Speech
  • Phonics
  • Proper Nouns
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling

Afrikaans

  • Begripstoets: Die gulsige hond
  • Begripstoets: Jan en sy familie
  • Begripstoets: Op die plaas
  • Begripstoets: Sink of Swem
  • Beskrywende Woorde
  • Enkelvoud & Meervoud
  • Idiome
  • Lees- en Skryftekens
  • Selfstandige Naamwoorde
  • Teenoorgesteldes, Manlik & Vroulik
  • Tye
  • Verkleinwoorde
  • Voornaamwoorde
  • Werkwoorde
  • Woordeboekvaardighede
  • Woordsoorte

Mathematics

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Addition
  • Capacity
  • Common Fractions
  • Data Handling
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Division
  • Geometry
  • Length
  • Mass
  • Measurement (Perimeter, Area, Volume, Probability)
  • Money
  • Multiplication
  • Notation and Place Value
  • Number Sentences
  • Patterns
  • Problem Solving
  • Shape and Space
  • Subtraction
  • Time

Science

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Animal Habitats & Habits
  • Animal Shelters
  • Animals in My Garden
  • Birds in My Garden
  • Energy Transfer
  • How we get Water
  • Materials & Combinations
  • My Body Organs
  • Our Solar System
  • Phases and Properties of Matter
  • Plants in My Garden
  • Slugs and Bugs in My Garden
  • Sound
  • Sources of Energy
  • The Air around us
  • The Planet Earth

Grade 5 Exercises

Based on the 2015 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 5:

English

  • Apostrophe of Contraction
  • Comprehension and Language
  • Comprehension: The Stranger
  • Comprehension: Prejudice Hurts
  • Comprehension: The Knee-High Man
  • Dictionary Skills
  • General Language
  • Parts of Speech: Adjectives
  • Parts of Speech: Nouns
  • Parts of Speech: Verbs & Adverbs
  • Plurals
  • Prepositions
  • Punctuation
  • Sentences & Tenses
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary

Afrikaans

  • Begripslees: Die Seisoene
  • Begripslees: Markdag
  • Begripslees: Pouse
  • Beskrywende Woorde
  • Enkelvoud & Meervoud
  • Lees- en Skryftekens
  • Sinsbou
  • Taal
  • Teenoorgesteldes
  • Tyd
  • Voorsetsels
  • Woordeboekvaardighede
  • Woordsoorte

Mathematics

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Common Fractions
  • Data Handling, Probability & Temperature
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Division
  • Geometry
  • Input & Output Devices
  • Length, Mass & Capacity
  • Mental Maths
  • Multiples & Fractors
  • Non-routine Problem Solving
  • Numbers, Operations & Relationships
  • Properties of 3D Shapes
  • Time
  • Whole Numbers: Addition & Subtraction
  • Whole Numbers: General
  • Whole Numbers: Multiplication

Science

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Animal Habits & Habitats
  • Changing Matter
  • Climate & Weather
  • Energy Sources & Forms
  • Electrical Energy
  • Energy Systems
  • Food Chains & Animals
  • Heat & Energy
  • Lifecycle: Birds
  • Properties of Materials
  • Reproduction & Metamorphosis
  • Rocks & Fossils
  • Senses in Animals & Humans
  • The Air around us
  • The Structure and Surface of the Earth

Grade 6 Exercises

Based on the 2015 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 6:

English

  • Adjectives
  • Comprehension: The Greedy Zebra
  • Comprehension: Crocodile Tears
  • Comprehension: Mary Read
  • Concord
  • Dictionary Skills
  • Figures of Speech
  • General Literacy
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Parts of Speech
  • Prefixes & Suffixes
  • Proverbs
  • Sentences & Tenses
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary

Afrikaans

  • Begripslees: Die Tier, die Bok & die Koolkop
  • Begripslees: Einde van die Maand
  • Begripslees: Mary Read
  • Dink en Redeneer
  • Gesegdes
  • Idiome
  • Lees en Kyk
  • Lees- en Skryftekens
  • Manlik & Vroulik
  • Ontkenning
  • Spelreëls
  • Taal: Algemeen
  • Taal: Selfstandige Naamwoorde
  • Taaluitdrukkings
  • Woordeboekvaardighede
  • Woordeskat
  • Woordsoorte

Mathematics

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • 2D & 3D Shapes
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Algebra
  • Base Counting
  • Common Fractions
  • Coordinates
  • Data Handling
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Division
  • Geometry
  • Length, Mass & Capacity
  • Multiples, Primes & Factors
  • Multiplication
  • Number Concepts
  • Problem Solving
  • Time

Science

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Air
  • Carnivores, Omnivores & Herbivores
  • Electricity
  • Nutrition
  • Particles & Pressure
  • Plants & Conservation
  • Reproduction in Plants
  • Separating Mixtures
  • Skeletons
  • Solar System
  • Sound
  • Supporting Life on Earth
  • Technological Process
  • Water: Solutions
  • Weather & Climate
  • Wetlands

Grade 7 Exercises

Based on the 2015 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 7:

English

  • Antonyms
  • Dictionary skills
  • General grammar
  • Parts of speech
  • Poetry
  • Spelling
  • Comprehension: Advertising
  • Comprehension: Obesity
  • Comprehension: Going snorkelling
  • Comprehension: Living through a tornado
  • Comprehension: Mom and Sue
  • Comprehension: Once upon a time
  • Comprehension: Samuel Pepys
  • Comprehension: Scott’s last expedition
  • Comprehension: The bully in the dress

Afrikaans

  • Begripslees: Nelson Mandela
  • Begripslees: Op pad om te gaan duik
  • Begripslees Scott se laaste reis
  • Begripslees Toneestuk
  • Lees en Begrip
  • Antonieme en sinonieme
  • Idiome, intensive vorme en vergelykings
  • Leestekens
  • Meervoudsvorme
  • Sinsbou
  • Tydsvorme
  • Woordeskat
  • Vergelykings
  • Voornaamwoorde
  • Woordeboekvaardigheid
  • Woordeskat
  • Woordsoorte

Mathematics

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Area and perimeter
  • Volume and surface
  • Common fractions
  • Counting numbers
  • Decimals
  • Integers and number properties
  • Percentage
  • Ratios and conversions
  • Lines, angles and triangles
  • Quadrilaterals and polygons

Science

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Energy and transfer
  • Heat transfer and energy saving
  • Sources and types of energy
  • Sexual reproduction
  • The biosphere and biodiversity
  • Acids and bases
  • The Periodic table
  • Properties of materials and mixtures
  • The relationship of the Moon to the Earth
  • The relationship of the Sun to the Earth

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