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Well done to all those people who have completed the Star Test.  Some great reading is happening in P5. 

Reece! An AR Word Millionaire.  How amazing is that?  You have inspired a few people and the next one won't be far behind.  I wonder who it will be?


Those few who have yet to complete the test, please try to do so this week. 


If you have read a really good book or have any recommendations to pass on, just email me and I will post it on the site for your friends to see.



The sound for the week is  / r /.  This can be represented in a variety of ways which you will find out when you complete the word sort although, there is a big hint at the top of the spelling list!


The spelling list for the week is in the Phonic Activity Homework Book 4.  (This was the new one started last week)

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


The Phonic Activity Classwork Book 4   (also started last week) 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 have written an embarrassing rhyme in relation to rhubarb!

2. The rainbow in the window had writing under it which carried a message of thanks to the NHS.

3. It was tricky to tie the narrow ribbon around the rhino's neck!

4. Is it wrong to be wrapping up a wheelbarrow of carrots for my friend's birthday?


Friday         - Friday check-up

Spelling Activity

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

Watch the / r / sound PowerPoint.

Then complete the activity below into your Literacy Book.

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

Remember date, title and WALT.  

WALT: use / r / 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. By now your handwriting should be becoming much more natural and fluid and you should be completing all your Literacy work using the correct letter formation and joins. 

Daily Grammar 

The grammar activities will be continuing this week.  

This week you should complete days 109 -112 (Monday - Thursday)


This week we are going to look at Similes.  A simile compares the subject of the sentence to something else to help describe it more clearly.  Sometimes they are very obvious but sometimes the comparison can be a bit more imaginative.  This week you will have the opportunity to make up some of your own similes.  These could be used in your poetry writing. 


This comprehension this week will be We Are Not Amused.

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



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 P5s 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. 


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 and online . 

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 P5 page for others to read and enjoy too.  Have fun, P5 Poets!

Haiku Poetry
Acrostic Poetry