Day 86

Today is going to be a fun day! We are going to expand geometric patterns, learn about time, learn about different views of the same object, answer questions about a graph, write a phonics test, and do a reading comprehension activity. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Can you do it? Yes, you can!

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.

Geometric patterns: Look carefully to see how many times the pattern has to be repeated.

Time:

Space and Shape – Views: The worksheet was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Mathematics workbook 2.

Data handling:

Phonics – Test: Mom or Dad need to ask you these words in a test. Sound them out and then write them without looking at the words.

Reading – Comprehension:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We’re telling a story this week. 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.

You did it!

Now go have loads of fun!

Lisa

Day 81

Today is going to be a fun day! We are going to expand geometric patterns, learn about time, learn more about symmetry, answer questions about a graph, write a phonics test, and do a reading comprehension activity. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Can you do it? Yes, you can!

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.

Geometric patterns: Follow the instructions to make your own patterns.

Time:

Symmetry: Remember that both sides must be the same in symmetry. Draw the other half of each face. Look carefully!

Data handling:

Phonics – Test: Mom or Dad need to ask you these words in a test. Sound them out and then write them without looking at the words.

Reading – Comprehension:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We’re learning about wild animals. 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.

You did it!

Now go have loads of fun!

Lisa

Day 76

Today is going to be a fun day! We are going to expand geometric patterns, start to learn about time, learn more about symmetry, answer questions about a graph, write a phonics test, and do a reading comprehension activity. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Can you do it? Yes, you can!

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.

Geometric patterns:

Time:

Symmetry: Remember that both sides must be the same when we draw a line of symmetry. Draw the line free hand – we will only start using rulers later. When you are done, have a look at the memo below and see how you did!

Data handling:

Phonics – Test: Mom or Dad need to ask you these words in a test. Sound them out and then write them without looking at the words.

Reading – Comprehension:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We’re learning about farm animals. 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.

You did it!

Now go have loads of fun!

Lisa

Day 71

Today is going to be a fun day! We are going to expand geometric patterns, start to learn about time, learn more about symmetry, answer questions about a graph, write a phonics test, and do a reading comprehension activity. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Can you do it? Yes, you can!

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.

Geometric patterns:

Time: Make your own clock.

Symmetry:

Data handling:

Phonics – Test: Mom or Dad need to ask you these words in a test. Sound them out and then write them without looking at the words.

Reading – Comprehension:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We’re learning about different types of pets. 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.

You did it!

Now go have loads of fun!

Lisa

Day 66

Today is going to be a fun day! We are going to expand geometric patterns, measure length, learn more about symmetry, answer questions about a graph, write a phonics test, and do a reading comprehension activity. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Can you do it? Yes, you can!

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.

Geometric patterns and measurement of length:

Symmetry: Use your pencil to draw they lines of symmetry for each shape. We will use rulers later, but for now just do it free-hand.

Data handling:

Phonics – Test: Mom or Dad need to ask you these words in a test. Sound them out and then write them without looking at the words.

Reading – Comprehension:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Can you say say the sentences without the sound? Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

You did it!

Now go have loads of fun!

Lisa

Day 52

Today is going to be a fun day! We are going to expand geometric patterns, learn more about symmetry, measure length, answer questions about a graph, write a phonics test, and do a reading comprehension activity. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Can you do it? Yes, you can!

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.

Geometric patterns:

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.

Symmetry:

Measurement – Length:

Data handling:

Phonics – New words: 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.

Phonics Test:

Reading – Comprehension:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Can you say the names of all the fruit and vegetables without the sound? Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

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

You did it!

Now go have loads of fun!

Lisa

Day 47

Oh, today we are going to do some fun stuff! We are going to expand geometric patterns, think about 3D shapes, work with measurement, answer questions about a graph, write a quick Phonics test, answer the questions in a comprehension test, and make a card. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. 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.

Geometric patterns: Pay special attention to the size and colour of the shapes.

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.

Space and shape – 3D shapes:

Measurement – Length:

Data handling:

Phonics: Learn the -um and -us 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 test: Ask Mom or Dad to ask these words for you in a test. Sound them out before you write and think carefully about how each of the sounds look.

Reading – Comprehension test: Read the story two or three times before answering the questions. If you don’t know what the answers are, go read the story again to find what you are looking for. Moms and Dads, try not to give the answers – rather refer your child back to the story.

Writing – Make a card: Decorate your card beautifully. You can draw, paste, add glitter or any other decoration!

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Turn the sound off from the beginning and try your best to always speak in full sentences.

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

You did it!

Now go have loads of fun!

Lisa

Day 42

Today is filled with fun revision activities. In Maths you will expand geometric patterns, write how 3D shapes move, share what you know about capacity, and complete questions about a graph. You will also answer questions about a story to show how well you understand what you read. Then for writing, you will write a to-do list. In Life Skills we will talk about what you’ve learnt and what you can do, and we will end by revising some Afrikaans vocabulary. 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.

Geometric patterns:

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.

Space and shape: Complete the sentences.

Measurement of capacity:


Data Handling: Print the worksheet here.

Reading – Comprehension test: Read the story two or three times before answering the questions. If you don’t know what the answer is, go read the story again to find what you are looking for. Print the worksheet here.

Writing – Write a to-do list:

Life Skills: Talk about what you have learnt and what you can do.

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

You are a superstar!

Now go relax and have lots of fun!

Lisa

Day 37

Today we’ll do the last of our practice tests! In the Maths practice test there are opportunities to expand geometric patterns, name 2D and 3D shapes, show your understanding of the words that describe position, put your knowledge of measurement into practice, and answer questions about a graph. In the Phonics practice test you’ll write words, and then read this week’s story. There is also a reading comprehension test. Then for writing you will write your own sentences. We will end with Afrikaans, where you can show off how well you know the words that you learnt about the things we find in the classroom. Can you do it? Yes, you can!

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 5:


Phonics – Practice test 5:

Reading – words: Keep learning your words. Soon we won’t need them anymore. Revise them every day. 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: 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, and more excited when there is an exclamation mark.

Reading – Comprehension Practice Test:

Writing – Practice test 5:

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

You did it! Great work!

Go relax and have lots of fun!

Lisa