Today is a brand new day for learning and fun! We are going to count, solve a story sum, write number names, calculate bonds of 10, break up numbers, practice our handwriting, build words, read, and write a sentence in the past tense. In Life Skills we’ll learn about homes. There is also a Phonics 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.
Counting, story sum and number names:
Bonds of 10: Use any of the methods you know to calculate the answers – use counters, your fingers, draw circles, count on the number line, or count on.
Breaking up numbers into tens and units: Use your number builder cards.
Handwriting and Build words: 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: We are learning more new sounds. 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.
Life Skills: Today we’re learning about different types of homes. The page was taken from the Department of Education’s Life Skills workbook for terms 3 and 4.
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Phonics: Repeat along with the video and try your best to always speak in full sentences. The pages were taken from the Department of Education’s Workbook 1 for Afrikaans Home Language.
Wow! You were amazing today!
Now go have fun!