Day 30

Today is filled with challenging and fun activities! You can show off how you can count in fives and tens, work on your Mental Maths skills, solve a story sum, practice your handwriting, look for rhyming words in word families, read, write an important list, and talk about how our bodies move. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Let’s get going!

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.

There were some technical issues with the Downloads page, but these have been resolved. Click on the link above to go there.

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 in fives and tens:

Mental Maths:

More Mental Maths:

Story sum:

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: Learn the -ip 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 – Word families are words that rhyme. See if you can write one more word that sounds the same at the end as the first two.

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.

Reading: Talk about what the story means. Sound out words that you don’t know. If you get stuck on some of the words, practice some more. Try to read more fluently every day. Also try to read with expression. Remember that your voice needs to sound like a question when there is a question mark.

Write a list:

Life Skills – My body: Talk about how your body moves and say the answers to the questions out loud (no need to write them). This worksheet was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. 

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Follow along with the video about the stationery and other items that we use at school. Listen first and then say the words and sentences with the video. Try to learn all the words this week.

You did wonderful work today! Keep it up!

Now go do something fun!


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