We’ve got lots of fun things to do today! We’ll start by counting backwards, write number names, investigate the bonds of 6, sequence numbers, calculate a story sum, practice our handwriting, learn new words, write the ending sounds of words, read, and write sentences in the correct sequence. There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language.
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 backwards and write number names:
Story sum: Try to think which type of sum you need to write with the given numbers. Write the sum, draw your circles, and write the answer, but remember to include the word cookies in your answer.
Bonds of 6:
Handwriting: Because handwriting is assessed it is very important that special attention be given to the formation of letters. Make sure that letters start in the correct place, try to touch the bottom line and do not lift your hand whilst you write.
Phonics – New words: Build these words with your sound cards and ask your mom or dad to test how well you know them.
Phonics – Ending sounds:
Reading: 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: Sound out new words and try to read more fluently each day.
Writing – Sequencing:
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Repeat after me and try to say the words and sentences by yourself as much as possible.
The book I used for the Afrikaans vocabulary is the following:
Well done! You did so well today!
Now go do something fun!