We are taking on some fun challenges today! We are going to sequence numbers, solve a story sum, calculate totals and change, learn more about division with a remainder, practice our handwriting, search for rhyming words, read, and rewrite sentences with the correct punctuation. In Life Skills we will learn about plants. 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.
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.
Sequence numbers and story sum: When we work out the change we must get, we must remember that the shop takes some of our money.
Money totals and change, and division with a remainder:
Handwriting and Rhyming words: Because handwriting is assessed it is very important that special attention be given to the formation of letters. Make sure that letters start and stop in the correct place, try to touch the top and bottom lines and do not lift your hand whilst you write.
Phonics – New words: This week we are revising some of the new sounds that we have learnt. 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.
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.
Punctuation: There are only a few clues today. Try to find all the words that must be written with capital letters. Remember those full stops!
Life Skills – Plants: If you have some dry beans in your home, you can grow your own bean plants. Remember that they need to be in the sun to grow and need only a small amount of water at a time. 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 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.
Wow! You did an amazing job!
Now go have fun!