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The following are some areas of Literacy that we cover each week in Primary Four.  The activities mentioned are either attached as downloadable/research documents (big pics) or have been sent home in booklet form (small pics). 


Please resist the temptation to let your child work ahead of what is recommended each week as, if we return to school before the end of June, we will try to pick up from the point we have covered on this site.  If you find that your child copes particularly well with any task, please avail of the links at the bottom of the Contingency Resources to extend their learning and practise skills in different ways.


Thank you,

L. Neill and R. Millar

Reading (daily)


Throughout this time away from school, your child should be reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  You may have access to a good selection of books at home and should you require more books, you can download the Libby library app with which to avail of many online and audio books which may be of interest to your child. 

This service is free of charge, all you need is the number from your library card.


***Newsdesk ***(updated daily)

The children in school love accessing this kid-friendly resource to keep up to date with things that are happening around the world and research particular topics of interest. 

There's enough reading on here to keep you going for quite a while!

Use your c2k username and password (Check homework diaries for details) to log in through the MySchool link on the home page. 

***Oxford Owl***


As a parent you can sign up for access to over 100 free online books.  That should keep you going for a while!!

Phonics (daily)

The 'oo' sound 


The spelling list for the week is in the Phonics Homework Book 4

Practice of the spellings should continue to be written down on the try page within this booklet and the sentences completed using the appropriate words.

The following activities are contained in the Phonics Classwork Book 4.

Your child should know what to do on each page as we have been using this format in class since September.


Monday       - read through the list and highlight all the /oo/ sounds that are represented.

Tuesday      - complete the 'See-it-Right' activity by reading all options and choosing the correct one.

Wednesday - complete the Scaffolded Text activity by highlighting words which contain the /er/ sound

Thursday     - complete the Dictation activity using the sentences below:

                      1. The spoon was made of dark wood.  (col 1)

                      2. I took my book to the park and stood to read it. (col 1)

                      3. I found a clue about the person who took my shoe. (col 2)

                      4. Mum said that I could have my party tomorrow afternoon. (col 3)

Friday         - test the week's spellings and write out any corrections three times.


*You know which columns of words your child has been completing each week in P4. Please try to keep to this.*

High Frequency Words (Mon-Thur)


These are contained within the Read, Write & Spell Booklet.


Mon - live/lived

Tue  - more/much

Wed - people

Thur - revision page


Take care to read and follow all the instructions on the page.

Grammar (daily)

Daily Grammar (revision - daily)

These activities are contained within the Daily Grammar Activity Book 2.


This week complete Day 105 - 108

Handwriting (Mon and Fri)


These are contained within the Third & Fourth Join Booklet

Pg 37 - 's' joins

Pg 38 - 's' joins


Take care to trace the letters carefully, with a sharp pencil!

Use the lines to size your letters correctly.

Look at your finished it like the writing/joins in the book?

You can do it!

Comprehension (Mon)

These activities are contained within the P4 Comprehension Activities Booklet


Unit 2: 'I love our orange tent' 

Read the passage slowly, a couple of times. 

(If you are finding the text difficult, it is ok for an adult to read it with you!)

Remember to read the questions very carefully and then answer them on the sheet.

Try, where possible, to answer in full sentences. 

Check for Capital Letters (CL), Full Stops (FS), Spelling (Sp) and of course correct responses!

Spelling Work (Tues)


Each week there will be a spelling activity related to the week's spellings. 

These activities are taken from the Nelson Spelling Book  and the children are very familiar with the format. 

They should complete into their Classwork Literacy Books

Look back in the book to see how we have been setting this out.

Grammar (Wed)


Weekly Grammar (new learning - Wed)


Speech Marks


Watch the powerpoint below and try some of the examples. 

Then complete the worksheet.

You can either print it out or write the answers into your Literacy Classwork book, if that's easier.

Think carefully about the words that are actually being spoken.

Use the speech marks (inverted commas) to show what is being said each time.

Writing (Thur)


Letter to Greta


You should have read the articles about Greta Thunberg and Global Warming on the ‘Other Resources’ part of the P4 page before you did your letter planning last week. 

Take time to look again at the ‘Letter Writing’ PowerPoint. 

Based on this information and your planning, write a letter to Greta to tell her what you are going to do to help combat this issue.


(You may want to include something about how life has changed over the past few weeks.  There are hardly any planes flying in the sky and people are being much better at not wasting food and precious resources.  People all around the globe are helping their neighbours and being kind to strangers.  These are things which Greta would be very pleased about and would hope that people keep this going long after normal life returns.)


After you have written your letter, you could get mum or dad to email it to us.  We would love to read them all! 

You may even like to ask an adult to send it to Greta herself via twitter