We have had a few people sending emails this week to let us know how much they are enjoying reading and how they are determined to meet their new targets before June. There are still a few people who haven't completed the Star Test. Please check and see if that's you. We have emailed ZPD results to everyone we had email addresses for so if you haven't got your result then contact one of us and we will get back to you.
We have our newest AR word millionaire. Well done Emily W. You have done it. Who will be next?
The sound for the week is / j /. 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.
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 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. There was a charge to go across the bridge in Germany.
2. The magical vegetable was gigantic and hard to digest!
3. Can I exchange my gentle, ginger kitten for a giant giraffe?
4. The jockey put his jumper and his jacket on before jumping over the hedges.
Friday - Friday check-up
This weeks spelling activity all about the / j / sound and the various representations.
Watch the / j/ sound PowerPoint.
Then complete the activity below from the Nelson Spelling Book into your Literacy Book.
(Look back in your book to remind yourself how to set it out)
Remember date, title and WALT.
WALT: use / j / 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.
If you have any examples of really good and improved handwriting we'd love to see it!
The grammar activities will be continuing this week.
This week you should complete days 113 - 116 (Monday - Thursday)
This week we will be looking a the different types of sentences and the punctuation we use when we write these sentences. The first worksheet is a warm up to remind us of the difference between statements and questions.
The second worksheet introduces us to statements and exclamations and helps us to understand when it is appropriate to use an exclamation mark.
This comprehension this week will be Surprise