This week is all about revision as we revisit everything that we’ve learnt so far during the second term. In Maths you will count in fives and tens, focus on Mental Maths, make groups, and do a story sum. In Phonics you will write a quick test, and then read this week’s story. Then for writing, you will sequence sentences. In Life Skills we will learn about keeping our bodies healthy, and we will end by revising some Afrikaans vocabulary. Off 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.
Count in fives and tens to 100: Try to do it without help, but if you get stuck use your number grid.
Maths methods – summary: This is useful to keep on hand should you forget how each of the different methods in Maths is calculated. Mathematics is one of those subjects where you will always have to show how you got your answer, whether you are in Grade 1 or at university, so make sure to include all the steps for each type of sum. Always leave one line open before starting a new sum – as indicated by the orange crosses.
Phonics test: Listen carefully to the word that mom or dad says, sound it in your head or out loud, and then write it down.
Reading: Read our new story. Sound out the words that you don’t know. Try to read more fluently every day. Also try to read with expression – try to think when your voice should be louder or softer. Remember that your voice needs to sound as though you are asking a question when there is a question mark.
Writing – Sequencing: Write the sentences in the correct order and then draw small pictures in the blocks to show the meaning of each sentence.
Life Skills: Talk about how to keep your body healthy. This is a good moment to talk about precautions we can take during COVID-19.
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We are revising our previous words and sentences. Try your very best to speak in full sentences every time.
You did an amazing job!
Now go relax and have fun!