Today is a brand new day for learning and fun! We are going to count backwards, work on bonds of 10, write number names, learn more about arrow notation, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, fill in missing sounds, read, and write a sentence. In Life Skills we’ll learn about pets. 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.
Maths methods – summary: There is a new page of Maths Methods. 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.
Count backwards and bonds of 10:
Number names and arrow notation:
Handwriting and Phonics – missing sounds: 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 – New words: It is very important to note that these words are not reading words. Sound them out and ask Mom or Dad test how well you can write them in a little test.
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: Today we’re learning about different animals that we can keep as pets. The page was taken from the Department of Education’s Life Skills workbook for terms 3 and 4.
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Today we will learn about some of the words we would use when we want to buy something from a shop. You can practice by playing shop with someone and pretending to sell and buy the things in the shop. Always try your best to always speak in full sentences.
Wow! You were amazing today!
Now go have fun!