Day 93

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count, solve a story sum, double and halve, do addition and subtraction on a number line, practice our handwriting, search for sounds, read, and write sentences for a picture. In Life Skills we will talk some more about homes. There is also a Phonics 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.

Maths methods – summary: A second page has been added. 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, doubling and halving:

Number line – Addition and subtraction: Look carefully which sums are plus and which are minus. Remember that we do each type of sum with a different method.

Download the template here.

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 top and bottom lines and do not lift your hand whilst you write.

Phonics – New words: We are learning new sounds this week. It is very important to note that these words are not reading words. 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. The phonics lists are available to print here.

Reading: Read the story. 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 sentences:

Life Skills – Homes: We are learning about different types of homes. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills workbook for Terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Phonics: 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.

Wow! You did such a great job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 83

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count, solve a story sum, do addition and subtraction on a number line, divide with a remainder, practice our handwriting, build words, read, and learn about the past tense. In Life Skills we will talk some more about food. 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.

Maths methods – summary: A second page has been added. 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 division:

Number line – Addition and subtraction: Look carefully which sums are plus and which are minus. Remember that we do each type of sum differently.

Download the template here.

Handwriting and Build 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 top and bottom lines and do not lift your hand whilst you write.

Phonics – New words: We are revising some of our new sounds this week. It is very important to note that these words are not reading words. 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. The phonics lists are available to print here.

Reading: Read the story. 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.

Past tense:

Life Skills – Food: Talk about the different groups of food. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills workbook for Terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We’re learning to tell a story. 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.

Wow! You did such a great job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 78

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to describe number patterns, solve a story sum, learn more about addition (plus) on a number line, halve, practice our handwriting, build words, read, and write prepositions. In Life Skills we will talk some more about plants. 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.

Maths methods – summary: A second page has been added. 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 the pattern and story sum:

Number line – Addition:

Download the template here.

Halving 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 top and bottom lines and do not lift your hand whilst you write.

Phonics – New words: We are revising some of our new sounds this week. It is very important to note that these words are not reading words. 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. The phonics lists are available to print here.

Reading: Read the story. 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.

Build words and Prepositions:

Life Skills – Plants: Write the words for the things that plants need to grow. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills workbook for Terms 3 and 4.

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.

Wow! You did such a great job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 68

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count in two’s, solve a story sum, halve with a remainder, learn more about addition (plus) on a number line, practice our handwriting, build words, read, and write prepositions. In Life Skills we will talk some more about manners and responsibilities. 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.

Maths methods – summary: A second page has been added. 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 in two’s, story sum and halving with a remainder:

Number line – Addition:

Download the template here.

Handwriting and Phonics – Build 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 top and bottom lines and do not lift your hand whilst you write.

Phonics – New words: We will continue with the new Phonics list for term 3 and 4 today. It is 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.

Reading: Read the story. 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: Rewrite the sentences with the correct prepositions.

Life Skills – Manners and responsibilities: Look at the pictures and read the sentences for each. Talk about good and bad manners. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills workbook for Terms 3 and 4.

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.

Wow! You did such a great job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 63

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count in two’s, solve a story sum, halve with a remainder, learn more about addition (plus) on a number line, practice our handwriting, build words, read, and write prepositions. In Life Skills we will talk some more about pets. 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.

Maths methods – summary: A second page has been added. 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 in two’s, story sum and halving with a remainder:

Number line – Addition:

Download the template here.

Handwriting and Phonics – Build 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 top and bottom lines and do not lift your hand whilst you write.

Phonics: We will continue with the new Phonics list for term 3 and 4 today. It is 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.

Reading: Read the story. 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- Pets: Draw a nice big picture of an animal that you would like to keep as a pet. Use your imagination! Then see how many of the activities you can do. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills workbook for Terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We’re learning about the things that we say when we buy something from a shop. You can play shop with someone and try these sentences. Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

Wow! You did such a great job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 58

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count in two’s, halve with a remainder, learn how to do addition (plus) on a number line, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, build words, read, and write prepositions. 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.

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.

Counting backwards in two’s and halving with a remainder:

Number line – Addition: There are two video’s for this.

Download the template here.

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: We will continue with the new Phonics list for term 3 and 4 today. It is 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 – Build words:

Reading: Read the story. 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:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We’re learning about fruit and vegetables. 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 49

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count in two’s, halve with a remainder, learn how to do addition (plus) on a number line, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, build words, read, and write prepositions. In Life Skills we will think about how to take care of the things and places in our community. 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.

Halving with a remainder:

Number line – Addition: There are two video’s for this.

Download the template here.

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: We will start with the new Phonics list for term 3 and 4 today. It is 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 – Build words:

Reading: Read the story. 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: Say how we can take better care of the things and places in our communities.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We’re learning about fruit and vegetables. 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 39

During this week we will revise everything that we’ve learnt so far during the second term. In Maths you will count in two’s, halve, subtract (minus), divide, 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 unjumble a sentence. In Life Skills we will learn about keeping our bodies healthy, and we will end by revising some Afrikaans vocabulary. 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.

Count in two’s to 60: 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.

Halving and Subtraction:

Division:

Story sum:


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

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 – Jumbled 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.

That was fantastic!

Now go relax 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