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Please find, on this page, the core areas of Literacy which are covered each week in P3. Each section below will contain an activity to be completed weekly. The activities can either be accessed here or will be found in booklets which have been sent home.  

 

These resources follow the schemes of work covered in P3. If you wish to extend your child's learning please do so based on the content covered on this site. 

 

You will find support materials to guide your instruction in the Helpful Resources section of the P3 site. 

 

Many Thanks, 

S. Black and L. Neill 

Daily Grammar

Daily Grammar Booklets are a helpful resource to revise and refresh grammar skills.

Children should complete 1 column per day (Monday - Thursday) in their Daily Grammar Booklet.

Phonics

This week:

G1 – oi/oy

G2 – bl/cl 

G3 - words ending in it

 

*See Spelling Guidance Sheet for more information* 

 

Monday – Discuss sound and highlight representations. Say the words out loud as you go

 

Tuesday – Choose 6 spelling words and write them in bubble writing, for reinforcement 

 

Wednesday – Choose 6 different spelling words and write them in pyramid form, for reinforcement 

 

Thursday – Choose 6 of the words that you have found tricky from this week’s spellings and write them in rainbow colours, for reinforcement 

 

Friday – Test spelling words for this booklet

High Frequency Words

G1 - These booklets cover subject words; colours, numbers, days of the week and months of the year. 

Children should complete 1 page per day (Mon - Thurs) in HFW Booklets.

 

G2 and G3 – This booklet covers commonly used high frequency words.

Children should complete the 3 related pages over the course of the week. 

 

This week you should cover:

Group 1:

April 

May

June

Look, say, cover, write check 

 

Group 2 and 3:

Session 4

(they, you, going, yes, all, she, day, about, after,)   

Handwriting

This Week: 

Complete page 18 – Tall Letters 1 (l t b h k f d ) 

 

Ensure writing is neat and on the line. 

Does your handwriting look the same as the example?

Try your best!  

 

Handwriting Tips:

1. Use a sharp pencil 

2. Practise letter formation with your 'Magic Finger' before you form your letters on paper 

3. Trace over the letter or word before you try your own formation 

4. Take your time and be as neat as possible 

Comprehension

This Week: 

Our homes 

 

We will complete 1 comprehension activity per week. 

 

Children should read over the short text and endeavour to answer questions as fully and independently as possible. If your child finds reading the given text difficult, we would encourage you to read it aloud for them. Answers should be written, where possible, in full sentences. 

 

Please remember:

  • Capital letters at the beginning of each sentence
  • Full stops at the end of each sentence 
  • Finger spaces between words
  • To check your work – have you left anything out? Does your sentence make sense? 

Grammar 

Plurals (adding s) 

This week is simply a revision exercise on making nouns from singular into plural by adding ‘s’.  We have done this before so, other than needing a little reminder, children should be able to work through this independently. 

PowerPoint

Open the PowerPoint entitled ‘Plurals’ and read through with your child. Encourage your child to find their own examples when prompted to. 

Game

Below is the link to a very simple little game which asks children to sort between singular and plural nouns. This should be simple for them to complete independently. 

https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/singular-or-plural-1.html 

Worksheet

(can be printed and completed or can be written into purple Literacy Classwork Books)

Again, these worksheets can be completed independently. Encourage your child to read the instructions for each section by themselves and then tell you what its asking them to do. 

Page 1

Rewrite the singular words as plurals by adding s (write the whole plural word)

Circle the words which need to become plurals in each sentence 

Page 2 

Decide if the underlined word is singular or plural – write ‘one’ or ‘more than one’ on the line. Ask your child to read each sentence aloud and explain their choice (this means they aren’t just guessing the answer) 

Rewrite the sentence changing the singular words to plurals – this will cause your child to think as they may need to add a ‘helping word’ in order to make the sentence make sense. Again, ask them to read the sentences out loud and tell you what words needs changed and how they are going to do that.  

Independent/Creative Writing

 

Frog Life Cycle 

 

This week we are going to write out (in full, descriptive sentences) each step in the life cycle of a frog. 

 

If you need some revision, open the PowerPoint entitled ‘Frog Life Cycle’ and talk through each stage with your child. Do this a couple of times to ensure they are familiar with each stage of the life cycle (Frogspawn, Tadpole, Froglet, Frog).

 

Next, print the writing frame worksheet (or copy into Literacy Classwork Book) and complete. 

Children should sequence each stage of the life cycle into the boxes using the words first, next, then and last. Talk with your child about the importance of ‘chronological order’ (we have used this term in class before) and how we should follow the exact order of the life cycle rather than mixing it up. 

If your child would like to write out their ideas first as a rough copy, then of course they may. 

Remind your child of the importance of using capital letters, full stops, descriptive adjectives and checking their sentences for meaning. 

Encourage your child to read each sentence aloud after they have written it to check for any errors. 

 

Also uploaded is a bordered writing template. If, after your child has completed the writing frame, they want to write it out and practise their handwriting (or if parents would like 10 quiet minutes) then this can be printed and written on. 

 

We have also uploaded a life cycle spin wheel craft. This is a lovely craft activity to finish off this topic. 

 

Children, if you would like to, ask an adult to record a little video of you reading out your life cycle writing and email it to your teacher 

 

Reading

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 or perhaps you might need to visit the library, for as long as it remains open.

 

Libby

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.

 

Oxford Owl 

Oxford Owl is a website which offers a range of free ebooks which are levelled accordingly. 

Your child can access a range of fiction and non fiction books. 

 

Starfall 

A website which specialises in reading and phonics. Choose from a range of fiction and non fiction ebooks to keep your child engaged in reading. 

 

myON

From the creators of Accelerated Reading, this website is a fantastic resource. Thousands of books available for all age ranges, fiction and non fiction. Click on ‘search’ and choose the age level appropriate to your child. Get reading! 

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