We’ve got lots of great activities to do today! We are going to count in twos, make groups, practice halving, subtract, solve a story sum, work on our handwriting, build words, fill in missing words, and learn emergency numbers. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Let’s get started!
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 in twos and grouping:
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 – Build words:
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. Pay special attention to the new words.
Read the story. Sound out words that you don’t know. If you get stuck on some of the words in the lists above, it means that you have to practice them some more. Think about what happens in the story and see if you understand it.
Writing – Fill in the missing words:
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary.
The book I used for the Afrikaans vocabulary is the following:
You worked so hard today. You can be very proud of yourself!
Now go have fun!