Day 84

We are going to do some great work today! We are going to count, solve a story sum, take the next step to break up numbers, Mental Maths, practice our handwriting, search for sounds, read, and write captions for a picture. In Life Skills we will talk more about food. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. On your marks, get set, 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: A second page has been added. 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.


Story sum and breaking up numbers: We are taking the next step in breaking up numbers today. Download the template for number builder cards and watch the video for the instructions.

Number Builder Cards

Mental Maths:

Handwriting and Sound search: Because handwriting is assessed it is very important that special attention be given to the formation of letters. Make sure that letters start and stop in the correct place, try to touch the top and bottom lines and do not lift your hand whilst you write.

Phonics – New words: This week we are revising some of the new sounds that we have learnt. The new lists are available to print here. You don’t need to learn or write the sentences – they are simply there to help you understand what the words mean. Only sound out the words in the blocks on the left and ask Mom or Dad to test how well you know them.

Reading: Read the story. 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 – Write sentences for the picture: First talk about what you see in the picture and decide what you would like to write. You can use some of the words that have been provided and also sound out and write any other words that you would like to use. You need to write two or more sentences. Try by yourself and sound out new words that you want to add before you ask for help.

Life Skills – Food: Talk about where different types of food come from. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills workbook for Terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We’re telling a story. Follow along with the video and try your best to always speak in full sentences. The picture was taken from the Department of Education’s Workbook 1 for Afrikaans First Additional Language.

Well done for the great work today!

Now go have fun!


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