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 32

Today is a fun day! We will expand geometric patterns, measure capacity, answer questions about a graph, investigate how 3D shapes move, learn new words, answer questions about the story that we read, talk about our five senses, and build a body with the things we can find in and around our homes. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Come on! 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.

There were some technical issues with the Downloads page, but these have been resolved. Click on the link above to go there.

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!

Geometric patterns:

Measurement – Capacity:

Data handling:

3D shapes – How they move:

Phonics: Learn the -op 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.

Reading comprehension: Read the story about the big dog one last time and then answer the questions that follow. You don’t need to write your answers – just say them.

Life Skills – Five senses: Talk about the page and think about the way that you use your senses in the blocks at the bottom. Can you smell a flower? Can you taste a flower? Can you see it? Can you hear it?Can you touch it? Do this for all the objects that are there. Also think about other things that you find in your home, like your food, or your television, etc. If you are running low on time, you can just talk about this without writing anything in your book. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. 

Art – Build a body: See what things you can find in and around your house with which you can build a body – sticks from the garden, toilet rolls, or anything else you can find. Also think how you will decorate it and what features you will add – maybe a face or clothes?

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Today is the last day that we will use this video, so try your very best to say all the words and sentences without the sound. You can do it!

That was fantastic!

Now go and have lots of fun!

Lisa

Day 31

Today is a great day for learning and fun! We will count in odd numbers, calculate money totals and change, revise the vocabulary of position in space, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, sort words according to their ending sounds, read, talk about our five senses and fill in missing words. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your 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.

There were some technical issues with the Downloads page, but these have been resolved. Click on the link above to go there.

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 odd numbers:

Money – Calculating change in cents:

Money – Calculating totals in rands:

Story sum:

Space and shape – Position in space:

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 – 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. Pay special attention to the newer words.

Reading: Can you read the story without mistakes yet? Talk about what the story means. 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.

Life Skills – Five senses: Talk about the five senses and then fill in the missing words. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. 

Afrikaans – Writing:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Follow along with the 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.

Wow! You were amazing today!

Now go play and have fun!

Lisa

Day 30

Today is filled with challenging and fun activities! You can show off how you can count in fives and tens, work on your Mental Maths skills, solve a story sum, practice your handwriting, look for rhyming words in word families, read, write an important list, and talk about how our bodies move. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Let’s get going!

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.

There were some technical issues with the Downloads page, but these have been resolved. Click on the link above to go there.

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 fives and tens:

Mental Maths:

More Mental Maths:

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: Learn the -ip 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 – Word families are words that rhyme. See if you can write one more word that sounds the same at the end as the first two.

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: Talk about what the story means. Sound out words that you don’t know. If you get stuck on some of the words, practice 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 a list:

Life Skills – My body: Talk about how your body moves and say the answers to the questions out loud (no need to write them). This worksheet was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. 

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Follow along with the 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 did wonderful work today! Keep it up!

Now go do something 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