Day 44

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count in two’s, practice grouping, divide, learn about arrow notation, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, build words, read, and write prepositions. In Life Skills we will revise a topic that will be assessed. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. On your marks, get set, 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.

Count in two’s:

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.

Grouping:

Division:

Arrow notation:

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.

Phonics – Build words:

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 – Prepositions:

Life Skills: Look at the picture and say which situations are dangerous. Also say how you can fix each problem.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: This week we will learn about the things we find in our bedrooms. Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

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

Wow! You did such a great job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 40

This week is all about revision as we revisit everything that we’ve learnt so far during the second term. In Maths you will count in fives and tens, focus on Mental Maths, make groups, and do a story sum. In Phonics you will write a quick test, and then read this week’s story. Then for writing, you will sequence sentences. In Life Skills we will learn about keeping our bodies healthy, and we will end by revising some Afrikaans vocabulary. Off 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.

Count in fives and tens to 100: 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.

Mental Maths:

Grouping:

Story sum:


Phonics test: Listen carefully to the word that mom or dad says, sound it in your head or out loud, and then write it down.

Reading: Read 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 – try to think when your voice should be louder or softer. Remember that your voice needs to sound as though you are asking a question when there is a question mark.

Writing – Sequencing: Write the sentences in the correct order and then draw small pictures in the blocks to show the meaning of each 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.

You did an amazing job!

Now go relax and have fun!

Lisa

Day 34

Today is another day that you can show off just how much you have learnt! In the Maths practice test there are opportunities to count in two’s, subtract (minus), share, divide and make groups. There is a story to listen to, and some questions to answer about it. In the Phonics practice test you’ll build words, you will continue to read the story, and then for writing, you will unjumble sentences. We will think about how to stay safe in Life Skills, and end with Afrikaans, where you can show off how well you know the words that you learnt about different types of breakfast foods. Here we go!

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 2:

Listen to the story and then answer the questions that follow:

Phonics – Practice test 2:

Reading – words: Don’t get tired of your words! 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. 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 2:

Life Skills: Think and talk about what is happening in these picture. Are they staying safe? The 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 different types of food. Point to the things that you hear in the video.

Wow, you were great today! You deserve a nice break.

Go relax and have fun!

Lisa

Day 29

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count in two’s, make groups of 3, share by looking at division, subtract (minus), solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, listen to a story and answer questions about it, build words, read, and write labels for a drawing. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. On your marks, get set, 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 in two’s:

Grouping:

Division (sharing):

Subtraction (minus):

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 and Speaking: Listen to the story and answer the questions that follow.

Phonics – Build 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.

Reading: 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 like a question when there is a question mark.

Write labels for a picture: The original worksheet was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. Sing the song, Head, shoulders, knees and toes to help you name the parts of your body!

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We have a new video about the stationery and other items that we use at school. Listen first and then say the words and sentences with the video. Try to learn all the words this week.

You were wonderful today! Well done for doing such a good job!

Now go play and have fun!

Lisa

Day 24

We’ve got lots of great activities to do today! We are going to count in twos, make groups, practice halving, subtract, solve a story sum, work on our handwriting, build words, fill in missing words, and learn emergency numbers. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your 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!

Counting in twos and grouping:

Halving:

Subtraction (Minus):

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.

Phonics – Build 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 new words.

Read the story. Sound out words that you don’t know. If you get stuck on some of the words in the lists above, it means that you have to practice them some more. Think about what happens in the story and see if you understand it.

Writing – Fill in the missing words:

Emergency numbers:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary.

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

You worked so hard today. You can be very proud of yourself!

Now go have fun!

Lisa