Day 12

Hello! Today we’ll count in fives, then subtract and halve, work out a story sum, practice our handwriting, straighten up some jumbled words, read words and sentences, and fill in missing words. There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. 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.

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, subtraction and halving:

If you’re new, this is how we do subtraction:

If you need help getting started with halving, watch this video:

Story sum – Subtraction:

Handwriting:

Formation up close:

Phonics – Jumbled 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.

Reading sentences – Read these for the next two days, then we’ll do a fun activity to show what happens in the story!

Writing – Missing words:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary. These are the words that we will practice all week. See if you can tell mom or dad the names of each of these things in your own kitchen!

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

You are wonderful! You did fantastic work today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 9

Today we’ll count in fives, subtract, start the last of our “a” words, read, and figure out what the jumbled sentence needs to say. Are you ready? 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 can be downloaded here.

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:

If you need help getting started, watch this video:

Subtraction:

Phonics:

Reading words:

Reading sentences:

Writing – Jumbled sentence:

Well done on your great work today! You can ask your mom or dad if you can put blankets or sheets over some chairs to make your own tent (only if it’s all right with them). Have fun!

Lisa

Day 4

We have lots to keep you busy today. Let’s get started!

First up – counting in 2’s:

You can download the resource used below. Your child can colour in the multiples of 2 for ease of counting. This page will be used again in upcoming lessons when we will count in 2’s and other multiples, so keep it somewhere safe after you are done.

If you don’t have access to a printer, simply write numbers 1 to 50 in a grid as shown in the picture (we’re counting in the 1-50 range right now and will increase this range incrementally over time) and have your child colour the relevant numbers as they count in 2’s.

Subtraction – bonds of 5:

Handwriting:

Don’t worry too much about touching the top lines. Rather focus on touching the bottom line for now. We only start writing in standard College ruled lines later in the year.

If you’re new here, the printable resources for reading and phonics can be found in the post for Day 1. Click here to go there now. For returning visitors, I originally neglected to post the list of words for Phonics, but it is now available in the Day 1 post.

Phonics – jumbled words:

If your child gets stuck with unjumbling the words, encourage them to use their sound cards to shuffle the letters around until they build the word correctly. Also encourage them to sound out the words as much as possible to encourage confidence with the sounds and good phonic knowledge.

Reading – words and sentences:

Writing sentences:

Well done on the great work! Be sure to give your mom or dad a big hug to say thank you for all their help!

Now go have some fun!

Lisa

Day 2

Today will include work to focus on our emotional well-being, subtraction, phonics and reading.

How I feel:

This was my quick sketch, but encourage your children to draw how they are feeling at the moment. Use this as a moment to see how they are coping with everything that is going on at the moment.

Subtraction:

Apologies for the poor video quality.

Feel free to add more minus sums working in the number range of 1-10 for now, so 10 minus and smaller.

Phonics and Reading:

The resources used for reading and phonics can be found in the “Day 1” post. Click here to go there now.

When you’re finished with today’s homework, go have some fun!