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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.


This week:

G1 – short vowel ‘u’

G2 – sl 

G3 - ig


*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:



Look, Say, Cover, Write,Check 

Can you remember? 


Group 2:

Session 6

(called, did, from, girl, have, here, if, just, laugh)


This Week: 

Complete page 20 – Letters with tails 1 (g, q, j, y, p) 


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 


This Week: 

Our Food 


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? 
  • Have you included as much detail in your answers as you can? 



Speech Bubbles 

This week we will be learning how to use speech bubbles. 

Speech bubbles are used to represent what a character is saying without the use of full sentence narration. Speech bubbles help children to define direct speech; knowing what the character is actually saying.

A speech bubble should include punctuation but does not need speech marks. We use speech bubble as a precursor to speech marks (which we will revisit next week). 

Speech bubbles should point directly to the character who is speaking. 



Our grammar this week is based on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 

If you have the book at home, read this with your child (if not, read through the uploaded PowerPoint) and discuss the main parts of the story. Ask your child about the plot, the characters and the settings. 

Next, talk about the use of speech in the story. Ask your child if they remember the words of any of the characters (the speech is quite repetitive so they should have a good idea). Point out the use of speech bubbles in each slide and discuss how they only include the spoken words of each character.

Now, let's apply this to real life situations.  

Ask your child to give some examples of what their speech bubble might say if:

  • They met someone famous

  • They fell and scraped their knee

  • They were told they had to go back to school tomorrow 

Reinforce that these are the words that go inside a speech bubble. 



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

Children should complete the story by writing the direct speech into the speech bubbles for each character. These should be their own ideas and not, necessarily, copied from the story. 

Children, we would love for you to email us a picture of you with your completed speech bubbles activity. 


Extension (only if you have some spare time)

If your child wants to, they can choose to create their own comic strip to retell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears using the blank comic strip provided. 

Independent/Creative Writing

Goldilocks Story Map

Using the story map provided, children should write sentences to explain the main point of the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 

This story map should include the key events as well as a description of the setting and the characters. 

Encourage your child to use descriptive sentences (small cottage; deep, dark woods etc) to give as much information as possible. 


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.



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.    



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. 



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!