Day 87

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, find the same sounds, read, and write a sentence. In Life Skills we’ll learn about food. 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 and Breaking up numbers into tens and units:

Handwriting and Same 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: 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.

Write a sentence:

Life Skills: Today we’re learning about healthy and unhealthy food. 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!

Lisa

Day 82

Today is a brand new day for learning and fun! We are going to count, solve a story sum, write number names, break up numbers, practice our handwriting, fill in missing sounds, read, and write a sentence. In Life Skills we’ll learn about food. 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.

Counting, story sum and number names:

Breaking up numbers into tens and units and Handwriting: 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 – Missing sounds:

Phonics – New words: We are taking some time to revise some of our new sounds this week. 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 food. Write the names for each type of food and then make lists of food that you like and don’t like. The page was taken from the Department of Education’s Life Skills workbook for terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We are learning about wild animals. Repeat along with the video and try your best to always speak in full sentences. The picture was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Afrikaans First Additional Language workbook 1.

Wow! You were amazing today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 77

Today is a brand new day for learning and fun! We are going to describe number patterns, solve a story sum, write number names, break up numbers, practice our handwriting, fill in missing sounds, read, and write a sentence. In Life Skills we’ll learn more about plants and seeds. 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.

Describe number patterns, story sum and number names:

Breaking up numbers – Tens and units:

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: We are taking some time to revise some of our new sounds this week. 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 plants. Talk about where seeds come from. The page was taken from the Department of Education’s Life Skills workbook for terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We are learning about wild animals. Repeat along with the video and try your best to always speak in full sentences. The picture was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Afrikaans First Additional Language workbook 1.

Wow! You were amazing today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 72

Today is a brand new day for learning and fun! We are going to describe number patterns, solve a story sum, write number names, double, break up numbers, practice our handwriting, fill in missing sounds, read, and write a sentence. In Life Skills we’ll learn about plants. 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.

Describe number patterns, story sum and number names:

Doubling and Breaking up numbers – Tens and units:

Handwriting and Phonics – Missing 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: The a_e sound has a fairy “e” that we see, but don’t say when we sound the word. 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 plants. Talk about why we need plants. The page was taken from the Department of Education’s Life Skills workbook for terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We are learning about farm animals. Repeat along with the video and try your best to always speak in full sentences.

Wow! You were amazing today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 67

Today is a brand new day for learning and fun! We are going to count backwards, solve a story sum, write number names, break up numbers, learn more about arrow notation, practice our handwriting, fill in missing sounds, read, and write a sentence. In Life Skills we’ll learn about manners and responsibilities. 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, story sum and number names:

Number names and arrow notation:

Handwriting: 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.

Phonics – Missing sounds:

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 manners and responsibilities. The page was taken from the Department of Education’s Life Skills workbook for terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Today is the last day that we will learn about 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!

Lisa

Day 62

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!

Lisa

Day 38

We are going to use this week to do some revision of all that we’ve learnt so far during the second term. In Maths you will count forwards and backwards, add (plus), double, and do a story sum. In Phonics you will write a quick test, and then read this week’s brand new story. Then for writing, you will write your own sentence. In Life Skills we will learn more about keeping healthy, and we will end by revising some Afrikaans vocabulary. Let’s get started!

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.

Count to 60 and back: Try to do it without help, but if you get stuck use your number grid.

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.

Addition and Doubling:

Story sum:


Phonics – New words: Learn the -ob and -ox words. Ask Mom or Dad to test how well you know them.

Phonics test:

Reading: Here is our new story! Sound out the words that you don’t know. Try to read more fluently every day. Also try to read with expression. Remember that your voice needs to sound as though you are asking a question when there is a question mark.

Writing – Write a sentence:

Life Skills: Talk about how to keep your body healthy. This is a good moment to talk about precautions we can take during COVID-19.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We are revising our previous words and sentences. Try your very best to speak in full sentences every time.

Wow! You did that so well!

Now go relax and have fun!

Lisa

Day 33

We will use the next few days to see how well you understand each of the things that we have learnt over the past few weeks. In today’s Maths practice test there are opportunities to write number names, add (plus), double, work out bonds, and count backwards. In the Phonics practice test there are beginning sounds and jumbled words. There is a new story to read, and then for writing, you will match sentences to the correct pictures. We will learn about the different bones in our body in Life Skills and end with Afrikaans, where you can show off how well you know the words that you learnt about the kitchen. Let’s get started!

The thing about tests… Please read the note below.

This week includes a few practice tests. The work in the tests is based on the work that we have been doing from Day 1 of the lessons on this site. 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 2’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. The tests are available with memo’s here if you would like to print them. 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.

Maths – Practice test 1:

Phonics: Learn the -ot 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 – Practice test:

Reading – words: Revise the words. Focus on the newer ones. Put the ones that you don’t yet know in a separate pile and learn them some more. Remember that you need to be able to say the words immediately when you see them.

Reading: We have a brand new story today! Sound out the 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. Remember that your voice needs to sound as though you are asking a question when there is a question mark, and more excited when there is an exclamation mark.

Writing – Practice test:

Life Skills: Read about all the bones in your body and say what you think. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. 

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Today is a chance to see how well you remember the words that we learnt about the kitchen. Point to the things that you hear in the video.

You did an amazing job! Just look at how clever you are!

Now go and relax and have fun!

Lisa

Day 28

Today is a chance for you to show off just how clever you are and how much you have been learning! We are going to count backwards, write number names, add (plus) and double, work on bonds of 7, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, follow instructions, unjumble words, read, and write a silly sentence. 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.

A note to parents: Allow your child to copy down by him-/herself as much as possible. Besides keeping them busy for longer, this allows them the opportunity to learn to copy correctly – a skill that they would ordinarily spend a lot of time perfecting in the classroom. Also, many of the tasks are a bit challenging. Instead of giving the answers, give clues or guide your child through the steps to discover the answer themselves. They will surprise you with just how clever they are!

Counting backwards:

Number names:

Addition (plus) and doubling:

Bonds of 7:

Story sum:

Handwriting: 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.

Listening: Follow the instructions in the video. Repeat it if the video went a bit too fast.

Phonics: Learn the -ix 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 – Jumbled words:

Reading: Read all the words that have been ticked. Ask mom or dad to flash them to you. Try to say them quickly and get them all right. Pay special attention to the newer words.

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. Remember that your voice needs to sound as though you are asking a question when there is a question mark.

Write a silly sentence:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Turn the sound off completely. Challenge yourself to see if you can say all of the words and sentences without the help of the video.

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

You’re a star! Just look at how much you know already! Well done!

Now go have fun!

Lisa