Teachers should encourage learners to take their workbooks home so that they can do home work. Teachers should encourage the parents and care givers to engage actively with their learners’ workbooks in order to participate in their children’s learning.
Are learners allowed to write in their workbooks?
All learners must write in their workbooks. The difference between a workbook and a textbook is that the workbook is designed to enable the learner to answer questions and practice reading, writing and numeracy in the workbooks. A textbook does not have the same design features. In fact, learners should be discouraged from writing in textbooks so that these may be handed from one class to the next each year.
What happens to the workbook at the end of the year?
At the end of the school year, the workbooks become the property of the learner and a record of the learner’s progress during the year.
Is there any cost involved for the school or parents?
The books will be supplied for free at no cost to the schools or parents. They are entirely funded by the Department.
Will learners still get textbooks?
Workbooks do not replace textbooks. They are an additional learning and teaching aid.