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 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

Day 22

Today is a great day to … revise doubling, calculate money totals and change, work out a story sum, count in fives and tens, learn about repeated addition, practice handwriting, have fun with word families, read, and unjumble a sentence. There is also a writing activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. Ready? Here we 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!

Doubling:

Money, money, money:

Story sum:

Count in fives and tens, and practice repeated addition (plus):

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 – word list: Sound out the -in words and build them with your sounds cards. When you are ready, ask Mom or Dad to give you a test to see how well you know them.

Phonics – Word families:

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. If you get stuck on a word it means that you have to spend a bit more time learning it.

Reading sentences: Try to read as accurately as possible. Sound out new words and try to read the words from our list above as well as you can. Also try to read fluently and with expression.

Writing – Jumbled sentence:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary.

Afrikaans vocabulary: Say the words and sentences along with the video. Also try to say them without the sound on and see how well you do. Keep practicing!

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

You are simply amazing! Well done for all your hard work today.

Now go do something fun!

Lisa

Day 18

Let’s stretch our brains today! We’ll start by counting in tens, work out a story sum, double numbers, work out change, practice forming letters, learn new words, arrange words into their word families, read, and write missing words. There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. Are you ready? 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!

Count in tens – use your number grid to help you with these:

Story sum:

Doubling:

Money – Calculating change:

Handwriting:

Phonics – word list: Today we’ll learn the -eb and -ed words. Look carefully so that you don’t confuse the b and d because they look very similar. Build the words with your sounds cards and ask mom or dad to test how well you know them.

Phonics – Word families:

Reading: Read all the words that have been ticked. Ask mom or dad to flash them to you quickly. Remember to spend a bit more time on the words that you struggle with.

Reading sentences – Sound out the words that you are uncertain about. Try to read fluently and with good expression. Remember to say the words louder in excitement when there is an exclamation mark at the end of the sentence.

Writing – Missing words:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary. Turn of the sound and try to say all the words when you are ready.

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

You’re a superstar! Well done for working so hard!

Now go have some fun!

Lisa

Day 11

We have lots to do today! First we’ll count in two’s, then add and double, work out a story sum, practice our handwriting, find the ending sounds of words, read new sentences, and write a story. There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. 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.

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!

Count in two’s, add and double:

If you’re new, this is how we do addition:

If you need help getting started with doubling, watch this video:

Story sum – Addition:

Handwriting:

Phonics – New words and ending sounds:

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.

Reading sentences – Read these for the next three days, then we’ll do a fun activity to show what you’ve learnt!

Writing – Sequencing:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary:

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

How clever you are! Well done for all that hard work!

Now go do something fun!

Lisa

Day 10

We’ll do lots of fun things today! First we’ll count in tens, then look at doubling again, sort words into their word families, read, and fill in missing words. 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!

Count in tens – forwards … and backwards!

If you need help getting started, watch this video:

Doubling – Remember that each sum will have an “is” line, a plus sum, and circles to show how you got to your answer.

Phonics – Word families:

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.

Reading sentences – Try your best! We only have until tomorrow to practice these sentences because on Monday, we’ll get brand new ones!

Writing – Missing words:

You are a star! Well done for working so hard! Give the the person who helped you with your homework a BIG hug to say thank you for all their help.

Now go have some fun!

Lisa

Day 6

Today, we’re starting with a fun art project, counting in tens, doubling, there are some plus sums if you’ve got more time, sorting words into word families, and reading. Enjoy!

If you’re new, all the printable resources used in this lesson can be found under the Downloads tab.

Make a card:

We’re starting with something fun! Let’s make a card for someone that we miss. Use beautiful colours and anything that you like to decorate your card.

Counting in tens:

Doubling:

Addition:

Phonics – Word families:

Reading:

All done!

Have a great weekend! Play lots or make something cool. See you on Monday!

Lisa