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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 love accessing this kid-friendly resource in school to keep up to date with things that are happening around the world and research particular topics of interest. 

 

*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. 

Phonics (daily)

The 'f' sound 

(f, ff, ph) 

 

The spelling list for the week is in the Phonics Homework Book 5

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 5.

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 /f/ 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 /f/ sound

Thursday     - complete the Dictation activity using the sentences below:

                      1. The fish tank fell off the shelf. (col 1)

                      2.  My dad is a fan of playing golf. (col 1) 

                      3.  We took a photograph of the dolphin and the elephant. (col 2)  

                      4.  The farmer’s favourite flavour of ice cream is chocolate.  (col 3) 

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 - revision page     (pg 33)

Tue  - water/after         (pg 34)

Wed - once/again         (pg 35)

Thur - revision page     (pg 36)

 

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 121 - 124

Handwriting (Mon and Fri)

 

These are contained within the  *new* Revision Booklet

Pg 45 - capital letters

Pg 46 - capital letters

 

Take care to trace the letters carefully, with a sharp pencil!

Use the lines to size your letters correctly.

Look at your finished work...is 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 6: 'From a Railway Carriage

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)

 

This week the spellings are from Phonics Book 5 and the sound is /f/. 

These activities are taken from the Nelson Spelling Book  and the children are familiar with the format. 

They should complete into their Classwork Literacy Books

Look back to see how we have set these out in the past.

Grammar (Wed)

 

Weekly Grammar (new learning - Wed)

 

*Pronouns* cont.

 

We hope you got on ok last week with the personal pronouns and possessive pronouns.  This week we are continuing to focus on pronouns.

 

Look at the PowerPoint below again and then complete the worksheet.

 

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

 

Writing (Thur)

 

Traditional Stories

Your task last week was to research traditional stories that you knew and maybe others that were new to you.  You then had to plan:

 - to retell a story with your own original twist or

 - to create a new story from scratch

 

You were asked to think carefully about the details that makes a traditional story. e.g.the language, the theme, the characters, the plot, the setting, the title etc. 

 

Look again at the resources below which should have helped get you started. 

Revisit the PowerPoint.

Discuss examples of traditional stories and whether you like them or not. 

What makes them exciting, happy, sad, scary etc.

 

After all that you should have made a plan for your own creative writing.

 

This week you are going to use all the ideas in your head, and the ones on your plan, to write your own story

 

 

You can write your story into your Literacy Classwork Book or use one of the format pages below. 

You may even like to type it up in Word on your computer. 

 

Take your time and think carefully about how your story might start, what happens in the middle and how it ends.

We can't wait to read these stories! 

 

Please email us a copy when you have finished and we can share them for others to read at home. 

Nothing like an original story, written by a local author, to make reading exciting! smiley

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