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 forwards and backwards, work on bonds of 8, write number names, do repeated addition, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, write middle sounds, read, and write a sentence. In Life Skills we will revise a topic that will be assessed. 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.
Count to 70 and back:
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.
Bonds of 8:
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 -un 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 – Middle sounds:
Reading: 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. Think about where your voice needs to be louder or softer. Remember that your voice needs to sound as though you are asking a question when there is a question mark.
Write a sentence:
Life Skills: We will take this opportunity to revise a topic that will be assessed. Have a conversation about these things.
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Today we will learn about the things we find in our bedrooms. Try your best to always speak in full sentences.
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!