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Ok - so some of you have been in touch to ask me to reset targets and to tell me how well you are getting on.  At this rate we will have our first AR reading word millionaire very soon. Keep going.  Remember to do the quizzes on your own and to read the book carefully before attempting the quiz.  When checking levels be sure that you are checking on the UK site.  The following links should help with finding lots of books online if you've finished all the books in your house. 

If you have read a particularly good book and you want to recommend it let us know and we will share it with everyone. 

 

Phonics

 

The sound for the week is 'w'.  This can be represented in a variety of ways which you will find out when you complete the word sort!

 

The spelling list for the week is in the Phonics Homework Book. We have a well established routine for phonics work in Primary 5.  The try page, wordsort and sentences should be completed as normal. 

 

The Classwork Phonics Book contains the activities we complete in the mornings and again follow a well established routine which your child should be comfortable with.

 

Monday      - read through the spelling list and complete the wordsort grid 

Tuesday     - complete the "See- it-Right" activity. A picture, a sentence or a definition will show understanding of the word.

Wednesday - highlight any of our spelling sounds that appear in the Scaffolded Text

Thursday     - Dictation sentences 

(Read these out to your child, they repeat the sentence back and then write it down on the dictation page)

                1. We go out whether the weather is wonderful or weird.

                2. From Wednesday, it is two days until the weekend.

                3. I have great wisdom whereas my friend acts on a whim.

                4. It's worth clearing your wardrobe out once in a while.

Friday         - Friday check-up

Spelling Activity 

This weeks spelling activity is from our Nelson spelling books.

Use your Literacy book to complete the activities.  Remember date, title and WALT.  If you can't print out the wordsearch you could maybe use a ruler and draw it out carefully?

WALT: use words with silent w

 

Handwriting

We are going to continue to complete one page per week in our handwriting books.  If you have misplaced, lost or finished the booklet then just choose a poem or a paragraph from a book and write that on a plain page.  You have learnt all the joins and now its just practice and muscle building in order to perfect a beautiful (or just legible!) handwriting style. 

 

Daily Grammar 

The grammar activities will be continuing this week.  

This week you should complete days 97 - 100 (Monday - Thursday)

Grammar 

This week we will be looking at suffixes.  A suffix is a letter or a group of letters added to the end of words to change their meaning. 

Complete the attached worksheet. 

Comprehension 

This comprehension this week will be Tricks and Illusions. 

Remember -

  • read the passage
  • read it again
  • highlight any words you don't know (that's any word you couldn't explain to another person if they asked)
  • read the questions 
  • circle the correct answer

The extension this week should allow you to find out some fascinating stories and tricks. 

 

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