We will use this week – Day 96 to Day 100 – to do some practice tests to see how well our kids have understood the work, and also to highlight the areas in which they need more help. Each day will comprise the following three formal activities: Mathematics, phonics and writing. In addition to this reading, phonics list words, Life Skills and Afrikaans Additional Language activities will continue as usual. Let’s jump right in!
The thing about tests… Please read the note below.
The work in the tests is based on the work that we have been doing for Term 3. I do not recommend the tests for any child who has not been thoroughly prepared to do the work. Rather go back to previous lessons if your child has only recently started with Term 3’s work. The search function can also assist if you would like to go back to specific topics.
The tests should be done as informally as possible and with as little pressure as possible. The only reason why work should ever be assessed is so that we can have an indication of where more help is needed, or where a concept is not yet fully developed. So, don’t give the answers or help beyond the instructions, but do give lots of encouragement to your child. If they get stuck, encourage them to think back to how we did this previously. If you do not have access to a printer, just recreate them by hand. The memo’s give a clear indication of how marks have been assigned and what a teacher would be looking for.
We are learning new sounds. 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.
Sound out unknown words and work on reading more fluently every day.
afrikaans additional language
We’re learning Afrikaans sounds. Follow 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.
You did amazing work today and can be so proud of yourself! Well done!
Now go have lots of fun!