Today is a chance for you to show off just how clever you are and how much you have been learning! We are going to count backwards, write number names, add (plus) and double, work on bonds of 7, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, follow instructions, unjumble words, read, and write a silly sentence. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Let’s 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!
Addition (plus) and doubling:
Bonds of 7:
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.
Listening: Follow the instructions in the video. Repeat it if the video went a bit too fast.
Phonics: Learn the -ix words. Sound them out, build them with your sound cards and when you’re ready, ask Mom or Dad to test how well you know them.
Phonics – Jumbled 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 newer words.
We have a brand new story today! Sound out words that you don’t know. If you get stuck on some of the words in the lists above, practice them some more. Try to read more fluently every day. Also try to read with expression. Remember that your voice needs to sound as though you are asking a question when there is a question mark.
Write a silly sentence:
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Turn the sound off completely. Challenge yourself to see if you can say all of the words and sentences without the help of the video.
The book I used for the Afrikaans vocabulary is the following:
You’re a star! Just look at how much you know already! Well done!
Now go have fun!