It’s a new day and we’ve got lots of clever things to do. We’ll start by counting, then write number names, work on bonds of 6, calculate plus sums, explore a story sum, practice handwriting, unjumble words, and write sentences. There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. Ready, set, 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!
Counting and number names:
Bonds of 6 and addition:
If you need help getting started with addition, watch this video:
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 – word list: Learn the -id words. Build them with your sound cards and ask Mom or Dad to test you when you’re ready.
Phonics – Jumbled words:
Reading: Learn all the words that have been ticked. Ask mom or dad to flash them to you. Try to say them as fast as you can and get them all right. We’ll add some new words tomorrow.
Read the sentences one last time and then answer the questions that follow:
You don’t need to write down the questions or your answers – just say them out loud. All the answers can be found in the story, so if you get stuck, just read the story again.
Write a sentence:
Afrikaans First Additional Language: This is the last day that we will learn these words, so turn the sound off and try your best to say the sentences and words all by yourself.
The book I used for the Afrikaans vocabulary is the following:
That was wonderful! Well done for giving your best.
Now go have fun!