Day 47

Oh, today we are going to do some fun stuff! We are going to expand geometric patterns, think about 3D shapes, work with measurement, answer questions about a graph, write a quick Phonics test, answer the questions in a comprehension test, and make a card. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Here 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.

Geometric patterns: Pay special attention to the size and colour of the shapes.

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.

Space and shape – 3D shapes:

Measurement – Length:

Data handling:

Phonics: Learn the -um and -us 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 test: Ask Mom or Dad to ask these words for you in a test. Sound them out before you write and think carefully about how each of the sounds look.

Reading – Comprehension test: Read the story two or three times before answering the questions. If you don’t know what the answers are, go read the story again to find what you are looking for. Moms and Dads, try not to give the answers – rather refer your child back to the story.

Writing – Make a card: Decorate your card beautifully. You can draw, paste, add glitter or any other decoration!

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Turn the sound off from the beginning and try your best to always speak in full sentences.

The book I used for the Afrikaans vocabulary is the following:

You did it!

Now go have loads of fun!


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