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Well done to everyone who has completed the star test.  The new targets have been set and you should be able to see your target and ZPD when you login from Monday.  Thank you and keep reading.  You can use the apps below for some new online books whilst the library is still closed.  If you have read a really good book let me know and I can recommend it to the rest of the class.



The sound for the week is  / l /.  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 *new* Phonic Activity Homework Book 4.  (This was provided for you in your Home Resources file) 

We have a well established routine for phonics work in Primary 5.  The try page, wordsort and sentences should be completed as normal. 


The *new* Phonic Activity Classwork Book 4  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. I laughed with a couple of friends on the way to school.

2. It took me a very long time to find the final piece of the puzzle.

3. The Christmas Story has an angel in it, not an angle!

4. My dog had to spend a couple of weeks in a kennel while I travelled the world!


Friday         - Friday check-up

Spelling Activity

This weeks spelling activity all about the / l / sound and the various representations.

Watch the / l / sound PowerPoint.

Then complete the activity below into your Literacy Book.

(The answers all contain a representation of the /l/ sound but they might not all be spelling words.)

Remember date, title and WALT.  

WALT: use / l / words 


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 it's 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 105- 108 (Monday - Thursday)


This week we will be looking at proof reading.  That means you will be reading a piece of work and then correcting any mistakes using all the grammar knowledge you have built up this year.  

The following passage needs full stops and capital letters.  it will need commas and speech marks and maybe even question marks and exclamation marks.  Read it carefully and then write out a fully corrected version. 


This comprehension this week will be A Good Day For The Princess.

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



This was a challenge that was set for the P4s last week and the response has been great!  They have enjoyed having a go at writing their own poems and we thought that the P5s might like to do the same.  We didn't write Spring poems last year and we also didn't learn about Haiku poems so this will be new to most of you.


Spring Poem


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', 'verbs' and 'adjectives' that you have been looking at as part of your grammar will also come in useful


You are going to choose to write one of two special types of poems, or you can do two if you want!

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

The PowerPoints below will explain exactly what each one is. 


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

Then look at the planning pages and complete your ideas ready to write your poem properly next week.

In the meantime you could find examples of poems from books you have at home or even online. 

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

Haiku Poetry
Acrostic Poetry