Day 74

We are going to do some great work today! We are going to describe number patterns, solve a story sum, use arrow notation to subtract (minus), do Mental Maths, subtract (minus) using the number line, practice our handwriting, unjumble words, read, and write captions for pictures. In Life Skills we will talk 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 number patterns and story sum:

Arrow notation and Mental Maths:

Number line – Subtraction: Download the template here.

Handwriting and Phonics – Jumbled 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.

Write – Write sentences for the pictures: First talk about what you see in each picture and decide what you would like to write. You can use some of the words that have been provided and also sound out and write any other words that you would like to use. You only need to write one sentence for each picture. Try by yourself before you ask for help.

Life Skills – Plants: Write the names for the different parts of the plants. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills workbook for Terms 3 and 4.

The following are external links to videos that tell us more about why we need plants:

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.

Well done for the great work today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 69

We are going to do some great work today! We are going to count in fives and tens, solve a story sum, use arrow notation to subtract (minus), do Mental Maths, subtract (minus) using the number line, practice our handwriting, unjumble words, read, and write captions for pictures. In Life Skills we will talk 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.

Count in fives and tens, story sum and arrow notation:

Mental Maths:

Number line – Subtraction: Download the template here.

Handwriting and Phonics – Jumbled 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.

Write – Write sentences for the pictures: First talk about what you see in each picture and decide what you would like to write. You can use some of the words that have been provided and also sound out and write any other words that you would like to use. You only need to write one sentence for each picture.

Life Skills – Manners and responsibilities: Decide which pictures match each of the sentences. 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.

Well done for the great work today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 64

We are going to do some great work today! We are going to count in fives and tens, use arrow notation to subtract (minus), solve a story sum, do Mental Maths, subtract (minus) using the number line, practice our handwriting, unjumble words, read, and match sentences to pictures. In Life Skills we will talk 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.

Count in fives and tens:

Story sum, arrow notation and Mental Maths:

Number line – Subtraction: Download the template here.

Handwriting and Phonics – Jumbled 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.

Write – Match the sentences to the correct pictures:

Life Skills – Pets: Think carefully about what a pet needs to stay healthy, where they live (sleep) and what we call their babies. 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 what to say when we go to the shop. Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

Well done for the great work today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 59

We are going to do more of our new work today! We are going to count in fives and tens, use arrow notation, subtract using the number line, do Mental Maths, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, unjumble words, read, and match sentences to pictures. 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.

Count in fives and tens and arrow notation – Addition:

Number line – Subtraction: Download the template here.

Mental Maths spiders:

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 – New words: Have another look at our 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.

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.

Write – Match the sentences to the correct pictures:

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:

Well done for the great work today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 50

We are going to do more of our new work today! We are going to count in fives and tens, use arrow notation, subtract using the number line, do Mental Maths, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, unjumble words, read, and match sentences to pictures. In Life Skills we will learn about the people 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 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.

Arrow notation – Addition:

Number line – Subtraction: Download the template here.

Mental Maths trains:

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 – 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.

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.

Write – Match the sentences to the correct pictures:

Life Skills: Talk about the people in our communities. Use the words on the right to help you, then answer the questions at the bottom.

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:

Well done for the great work today!

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 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 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 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