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 70

We are taking on some fun challenges today! We are going to count in odd 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 manners and responsibilities. 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.

Count in odd 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 – Manners and responsibilities: Put on a concert and role play different ways in which you can show good manners and take care of your responsibilities. Then draw a picture of how you help someone or can be friendly towards them. End by trying the activities 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 – 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.

Wow! You did an amazing job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 65

We are taking on some fun challenges today! We are going to count in odd 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 pets. 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.

Count in odd numbers, story sum and money – totals:

Change and division with a remainder: When we work out the change we must get, we must remember that the shop takes some of our money.

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 and write a shopping list in Afrikaans:

Life Skills – Pets: Think about how you would feel if any of these things happened to you and talk about the pictures. 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 what to say when we go to a shop. Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

Wow! You did an amazing job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 60

We are taking on some nice challenges today! We are going to count in odd numbers, calculate totals and change, learn about division with a remainder, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, search for rhyming words, read, and rewrite sentences with the correct punctuation. 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: 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 odd numbers and money – totals and change:

Division with a remainder and 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 – Rhyming 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 – Punctuation:

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:

Wow! You did an amazing job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 51

We are taking on some nice challenges today! We are going to count in odd numbers, calculate totals and change, learn about division with a remainder, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, search for rhyming words in a poem, read, and rewrite sentences with the correct punctuation. In Life Skills we will learn about the people in our community. 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.

Count in odd numbers:

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.

Money – Totals and change:

Division with a remainder:

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 – Rhyming 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 – Punctuation:

Life Skills: Talk about the people in our communities and the work that they do.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Writing: Complete the sentences with your own information.

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:

Wow! You did an amazing job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 46

Are you ready for a day of new exciting work? We are going to count in odd numbers, calculate totals and change, learn about symmetry, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, find rhyming words in a poem, read, and rewrite sentences with the correct punctuation. In Life Skills we will talk about the places we find in our communities. There are also writing and speaking activities if Afrikaans is your additional language. Let’s jump right in!

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 odd numbers from 1 to 71:

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.

Money:

Story sum:

Symmetry:

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 – Rhyming 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 – Punctuation:

Life Skills: Look at the picture and talk about the places we find in our communities and how we can take good care of these places.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Writing:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We are still learning about the things we find in our bedrooms. How many sentences can you say without the the sound? Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

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

You are amazing!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 35

We have another day of exciting practice assessments ahead today. In the Maths practice test there are opportunities to count in fives and tens, and also to do Mental Maths. In the Phonics practice test you’ll show off your skills with word families, and then read this week’s story. For writing you will write a list of the things we use at school. 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 bathroom. Are you ready? 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 3:


Phonics: Learn the -od 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 3:

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 3:

Life Skills: Take a quiet moment to speak with your child about this important topic. It is important that they know that they are special, and so are their bodies. Nobody may touch them if they don’t want it, especially if they say no. This page is all about when a person’s touch feels right (a yes feeling) that makes them feel good and safe, or when a person’s touch feels wrong (a no feeling) and makes them feel threatened or uncomfortable. Discussing these feelings helps them trust their own judgement when they come into contact with other people. The 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 things we find in the bathroom. Point to the things that you hear in the video.

You did such a great job today! Well done!

Go and have some fun now!

Lisa