Day 36

Today’s practice assessments will give you another chance to show off just how clever you are! In the Maths practice test there are opportunities to count in odd numbers, sequence numbers, and work out totals and change for money. In the Phonics practice test you’ll write the ending sounds of words, and then read this week’s story. For writing you will fill in missing words. We will think about how to keep our bodies safe by talking about good and bad feelings in Life Skills, and end with Afrikaans, where you can show off how well you know the words that you learnt about the things we find in the living room. One, two, three, let’s go!

The thing about tests… Please read the note below.

This week includes a few practice tests. The work in the tests is based on the work that we have been doing from Day 1 of the lessons on this site. I do not recommend the tests for any child who has not been thoroughly prepared to do the work. Rather go back to previous lessons if your child has only recently started with Term 2’s work. The search function can also assist if you would like to go back to specific topics.

The tests should be done as informally as possible and with as little pressure as possible. The only reason why work should ever be assessed is so that we can have an indication of where more help is needed, or where a concept is not yet fully developed. So, don’t give the answers or help beyond the instructions, but do give lots of encouragement to your child. If they get stuck, encourage them to think back to how we did this previously. The tests are available with memo’s here if you would like to print them. If you do not have access to a printer, just recreate them by hand. The memo’s give a clear indication of how marks have been assigned and what a teacher would be looking for.

Maths – Practice test 4:

Phonics – Practice test 4:

Reading – words: Keep learning your words. Soon we won’t need them anymore. Revise them every day. Focus on the newer ones. Put the ones that you don’t yet know in a separate pile and learn them some more. Remember that you need to be able to say the words immediately when you see them.

Reading: Sound out the words that you don’t know. 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, and more excited when there is an exclamation mark.

Writing – Practice test 4:

Life Skills: Different people and situations affect whether we feel safe or good about ourselves. Please take a moment to discuss these two pages with your child. The pages were taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. 

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Today is a chance to see how well you remember the words that we learnt about the things we find in the living room. Point to the things that you hear in the video.

You were an absolute star today! Great work!

Go relax and have some fun now!


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