Day 94

We are taking on some fun challenges today! We are going to sequence numbers, solve a story sum, calculate totals and change, talk about 2D shapes, practice our handwriting, find rhyming words, read, and rewrite sentences with the correct punctuation. In Life Skills we will learn about homes. There is also a Phonics 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.

Money totals and change: Even though the examples do not demonstrate this, it is very important to write all answers in the R14,00 format. The worksheets were taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Mathematics workbook 2.

2D Shapes: The worksheets were taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Mathematics workbook 2.

Counting, story sum 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 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: We are learning new sounds. 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.

Rhyming words (circle two words that rhyme in each line) and 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 – 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 an amazing job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 90

We are taking on some fun challenges today! We are going to sequence numbers, solve a story sum, calculate totals and change, talk about 2D shapes, practice our handwriting, find rhyming words, read, and rewrite sentences with the correct punctuation. In Life Skills we will learn about food. There is also a Phonics 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:

Money totals and change: The worksheets were taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Mathematics workbook 2.

2D Shapes: The worksheet was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Mathematics workbook 2.

Handwriting: 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: We are learning new sounds. 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.

Rhyming words:

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 – Food: We use different ways to keep food fresh for longer. Talk about these and write the answers at the bottom of the page. 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 an amazing job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 85

We are taking on some fun challenges today! We are going to sequence numbers, solve a story sum, calculate totals and change, talk about 3D shapes, practice our handwriting, write rhyming words, read, and rewrite sentences with the correct punctuation. In Life Skills we will learn about food. There are also writing and speaking activities 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:

Money totals and change: The worksheets were taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Mathematics workbook 2.

3D Shapes: The worksheet was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Mathematics workbook 2.

Handwriting: 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.

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

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Writing: Write the numbers from our story.

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.

Wow! You did an amazing job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 80

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!

Lisa

Day 75

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, story sum and money – totals: When we work out the change we must get, we must remember that the shop takes some of our money.

Money totals and division with a remainder:

Handwriting and Phonics – 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: 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.

Writing – Punctuation:

Life Skills – Plants: Talk about the differences and similarities between plants and then draw a creature that wants to eat your plant. 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 an amazing job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 45

We are going to have lots of fun today! We are going to count in fives and tens, sequence numbers, do some Mental Maths trains, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, unjumble words, read, and sequence sentences. In Life Skills we will talk about the different places we find in our communities. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Hold on tight because 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 fives and tens:

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.

Sequence numbers:

Mental Maths Train: Use the answer in each block to continue the sum.

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 -ug and -ub 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 – Jumbled 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.

Writing – Sequence sentences:

Life Skills: Look at the picture and talk about the different places we find in our communities.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: This week we we’re learning 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:

You did a great job and deserve a break!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 36

Today’s practice assessments will give you another chance to show off just how clever you are! In the Maths practice test there are opportunities to count in odd numbers, sequence numbers, and work out totals and change for money. In the Phonics practice test you’ll write the ending sounds of words, and then read this week’s story. For writing you will fill in missing words. We will think about how to keep our bodies safe by talking about good and bad feelings in Life Skills, and end with Afrikaans, where you can show off how well you know the words that you learnt about the things we find in the living room. One, two, three, let’s 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 4:


Phonics – Practice test 4:

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.

Writing – Practice test 4:

Life Skills: Different people and situations affect whether we feel safe or good about ourselves. Please take a moment to discuss these two pages with your child. The pages were 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 things we find in the living room. Point to the things that you hear in the video.

You were an absolute star today! Great work!

Go relax and have some fun now!

Lisa

Day 26

We have so many fun things to do today! We are going to count backwards in tens, sequence numbers, name coins and bank notes, calculate money totals, name 2D shapes, solve a story sum, work on our handwriting, write the ending sounds of words, write captions for pictures, 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 backwards in tens and sequencing:

Money: See if you know the names of all the coins and bank notes.

Money totals:

Doubling:

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 -ig words again. 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 – 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.

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. Remember that your voice needs to be a bit louder and sound more excited whenever you see an exclamation mark.

Write captions for pictures:

Emergency numbers: Keep learning these important numbers. Make up little poems to help you learn them. These are some of what my learners use:

Help, help! Call the police!

1-0-1-1-1, so they can come!

Emergency, emergency! Call the ambulance!

1-0-1-7-7, to the rescue then!

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Repeat the video as many times as you need. Challenge yourself to see if you can say some of the words and sentences without the help of the video and see how many you already know. Maybe you’re ready to turn the sound off completely.

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

Thank you for all your hard work today!

Now go do something fun!

Lisa

Day 20

We’ve got lots of fun things to do today! We’ll start by counting backwards, write number names, investigate the bonds of 6, sequence numbers, calculate a story sum, practice our handwriting, learn new words, write the ending sounds of words, read, and write sentences in the correct sequence. There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language.

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!

Count backwards and write number names:

Story sum: Try to think which type of sum you need to write with the given numbers. Write the sum, draw your circles, and write the answer, but remember to include the word cookies in your answer.

Bonds of 6:

Sequence numbers:

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 – New words: Build these words with your sound cards and ask your mom or dad to test how well you know them.

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.

Reading – Sentences: Sound out new words and try to read more fluently each day.

Writing – Sequencing:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Repeat after me and try to say the words and sentences by yourself as much as possible.

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

Well done! You did so well today!

Now go do something fun!

Lisa