Day 12

Hello! Today we’ll count in fives, then subtract and halve, work out a story sum, practice our handwriting, straighten up some jumbled words, read words and sentences, and fill in missing words. There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. Here we go!

If you’re new here, the resources used for counting in multiples, sounds learnt (to be cut into sound cards to build words), phonics lists and reading sight words (to be cut out in order to flash the words) can be downloaded here. There are also some practice assessments available on the page.

A note to parents: Allow your child to copy down by him-/herself as much as possible. Besides keeping them busy for longer, this allows them the opportunity to learn to copy correctly – a skill that they would ordinarily spend a lot of time perfecting in the classroom. Also, many of the tasks are a bit challenging. Instead of giving the answers, give clues or guide your child through the steps to discover the answer themselves. They will surprise you with just how clever they are!

Count in fives, subtraction and halving:

If you’re new, this is how we do subtraction:

If you need help getting started with halving, watch this video:

Story sum – Subtraction:


Formation up close:

Phonics – Jumbled words:


Read all the words that have been ticked. Ask mom or dad to flash them to you. Try to say them quickly and get them all right.

Reading sentences – Read these for the next two days, then we’ll do a fun activity to show what happens in the story!

Writing – Missing words:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary. These are the words that we will practice all week. See if you can tell mom or dad the names of each of these things in your own kitchen!

The book I used for the Afrikaans Vocabulary is the following:

You are wonderful! You did fantastic work today!

Now go have fun!


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