Life Skills/Orientation (Primary: Grades R-7)


This primary school package is designed for the Life Skills/Orientation subject and includes a wide variety of modules which best align to the subject. These modules greatly assist the teacher in exploring concepts relating to the themes included in the national curriculum – Beginning knowledge & personal and social well-being; Development of the self in society; Health, social and environmental responsibility; and the World of work. 

The package leaves sufficient space for the teacher to pick and choose modules to use at their own creative discretion whilst also ensuring that the lessons are relevant, innovative and engaging.



Access all of the curriculum (Sustainable Intelligence & Climate Change) that applies to Life Skills-Orientation in primary school (Grades R-7; Ages 5-13)

What’s included in this package?

  •  33 Modules
  •  103 Lesson plans
  • Teachers notes and presentations
  • Learner worksheets, activities and experiments

The Sustainable Intelligence curriculum modules have been beautifully created and designed by our partner EcoRise who have been designing curriculum and staff development training’s for over 10 years. The modules from this curriculum build a foundation for environmental literacy and sustainability knowledge across seven themes: water, energy, waste, food, air, transport and public spaces.

On top of the SI curriculum, the Changing Climates curriculum, designed by our partners ThoughtBox, has been included in this package free of charge.

Lessons include teacher and student resources such as PowerPoint presentations and student worksheets as well as cross-disciplinary connections, assessment rubrics, cultural adaptation suggestions, technology integration, opportunities for differentiation, and community connections and service ideas.

Life Orientation themes aligned:

  • Development of the self in society
  • Beginning knowledge and personal and social well-being
  • Health, social and environmental responsibility
  • World of work

Each module includes a spelt out alignment to the CAPS curriculum in the module description. Each module is aligned as best as possible to the subject themes, sub-themes and concepts included in each term.

Modules included in this package:

  • Changing Climates – Grades 1 & 2 (4 lessons)
  • Changing Climates – Grades 3 & 4 (4 lessons)
  • Changing Climates – Grades 5 & 6 (4 lessons)
  • Changing Climates – Grades 7 & 8 (4 lessons)
  • My Carbon Footprint (3 lessons)
  • Imagining Zero Waste (3 lessons)
  • Great Spaces (3 lessons)
  • Getting Around (3 lessons)
  • Trash or Treasure? (3 lessons)
  • Waste Not, Want Not (3 lessons)
  • Waste Matters (3 lessons)
  • My Public Spaces (3 lessons)
  • Green Spaces (1 lesson)
  • What’s Up? (3 lessons)
  • My Foodprint (3 lessons)
  • Food for the Future (3 lessons)
  • Waste and Energy (3 lessons)
  • The Importance of Public Spaces (3 lessons)
  • Spaces in Places (3 lessons)
  • Sensing Air Quality (3 lessons)
  • Air all Around us (3 lessons)
  • Clean Air Guardians (3 lessons)
  • Transportation Trends (3 lessons)
  • Let’s Ride Together (3 lessons)
  • Bodies in Motion (3 lessons)
  • I am What I Eat (3 lessons)
  • Nature Knows Best (3 lessons)
  • Wonderful World of Plants (3 lessons)
  • What is Energy? (3 lessons)
  • Energy in Action (3 lessons)
  • Precious Water (3 lessons)
  • Why Love Water (3 lessons)
  • Sensing Water (3 lessons)