Day 15

There are lots of new things for us to do today. We’ll count forwards and backwards, work out a story sum, do bonds of 5, write number names, practice our handwriting, write ending sounds, read words and sentences, and write a sentence. There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. Let’s jump right in!

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!

Counting: We’re increasing our number range this week. Count all the way to 60 and back.

Story sum: You don’t need to write out the story sum – just do the calculation.

Bonds of 5:

Number names:


Phonics – Learn the -em and -eg words (we won’t do the -eb words now – only later). Ask Mom or Dad to test you on them and try to get 5 out of 5. If there is a word that you struggle with, you need to practice that word a bit more.

Phonics – Ending sounds:

Reading words: Read all the words that have been ticked – we added another six for this week. Ask mom or dad to flash them to you. Try to say them quickly and get them all right. The words that you get stuck on are the ones that you need to practice some more.

Reading sentences: We have a new story to read this week. Sound out words that you don’t know. You can ask for help if you get stuck, but first try by yourself.

Writing a sentence:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary.

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

Wow! You did such great work! Well done!

Now go have fun!


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