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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 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 extension activities in the P4 'Other Resources' folder or the links at the bottom of the main Home School page 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  to log in through the MySchool link on the home page. (check homework diaries for details)

*If you can't access this or are having problems logging on, please contact us and we can reset passwords for this term.

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 'oy' 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 /oy/ 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 /oy/ sound

Thursday     - complete the Dictation activity using the sentences below:

                      1.  He jumped for joy when he saw his new toy. 

                      2.  I dropped my coin in the brown soil. 

                      3.  The cowboy did not enjoy looking for the cuboid. 

                      4.  The doctor lifted the ointment and not the poison.

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 - don't/can't           (pg 25)

Tue  - your/very            (pg 26)

Wed - revision page     (pg 27)

Thur - time/half             (pg28)


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 113 - 116

Handwriting (Mon and Fri)


These are contained within the Third & Fourth Join Booklet

Pg 41 - 'ft, rt, wl' joins

Pg 42 - 'rk, wl, ff, rt' 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 4: 'Motorway Madness' 

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 usually 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)


*Commas in lists*


Commas are a very important type of punctuation used in separating three or more items in a list.  The word 'and' should only be used between the last two items to end the sentence correctly.


Look at the two Comma PowerPoints below.


You can then test your expertise of lots of different types of punctuation via the Popping Punctuation PowerPoint quiz before completing the worksheet.


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



Writing (Thur)


Spring Poem


We hope you all got on well with your poem planning last week?  Some keen pupils have already been sending us samples of completed poems!  If you are one of those super eager P4s you may like to have a go at another version of the poem that you didn't do last week ie. Acrostic or Haiku.


Writing a poem may seem like a tricky thing to do but, with a little planning and lots of thinking, you can easily come up with a poem to be proud of.  The 'nouns' and 'adjectives' that you have been looking at as part of your grammar last week should also come in useful along with appropriate doing words, which we already know are called 'verbs'. You may even think about including a list of adjectives separated by some commas to show off this week's new grammar work!


You should have chosen to write one of two special types of poems, or maybe you have chosen to do both?!

One is called an Acrostic and the other is called a Haiku. 

The PowerPoints below will remind you exactly what each one is. 


Once you have looked at the PowerPoints, decide finally which format you would like to try out. 

Look at your planning pages and get ready to write your poem in full this week.

Remember you can find examples of poems from books you have at home, online and in the 'other resources' section of the P4 Home School page. 

The more you read, the more ideas you will put into your head and the better your poem will turn out to be!


Please, please, please email us some photos of your completed poems.  We would love to read them and maybe even put a few on next week's P4 page for others to read and enjoy too.  Have fun, P4 Poets!

Haiku Poetry
Acrostic Poetry