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.
S. Black and L. Neill
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.
G1 – ar
G2 – br/cr
G3 – im/em
*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
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:
Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check
(came, don’t, down, half, house, last, live, many, next)
Complete page 21 (letters with tails 2)
Ensure writing is neat and on the line.
Does your handwriting look the same as the example?
Try your best!
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
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.
We have previously covered speech marks during Term 2 in school, however, it can be a tricky concept for children to grasp.
Speech Marks (also known as inverted commas) are placed around direct speech to indicate what a person/ character is saying.
If we think of Speech Marks like a sandwich; Speech Marks are the bread which surround the filling (the words and the punctuation).
Children should now be familiar with the term ‘direct speech’ and be able to identify it in writing. They should also be familiar with the shape and placement of speech marks from previous learning.
Read through the PowerPoint with your child explaining the rules of using speech marks.
Speech marks only come around the words in the sentences which are spoken
All punctuation included in the speech comes within the speech marks
Begin direct speech with a capital letter
Speech marks do not sit on the line but go in the air
(can be printed and completed or can be written into purple Literacy Classwork Books)
G1 – complete both pages
G2 and G3 – complete the first page
Have a look at the formation of the speech marks shown on the work sheet. Ask you child to trace over these, using their ‘magic finger’, to ensure correct formation. Do this a few times, if necessary.
Read each sentence aloud. Ask your child to point out the direct speech in each sentence. If they haven’t got it quite right, explain why.
Draw speech marks around the beginning of the speech and the end. Re write the sentence on the line below.
For this activity children should be able to point out both the direct speech and the missing punctuation in each sentence.
Punctuation is needed at the end of each sentence, after the direct speech and in the form of speech marks.
Bye shouted Greg
“Bye!” shouted Greg.
This week we are asking the children to retell the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' using speech marks to indicate the recurring words spoken by the characters.
Re read the PowerPoint or story book, which ever your child prefers.
Last week they will have written speech bubbles to show the words said by the characters, so, this speech will be familiar to them.
Children should use their completed story map from last week to help them to write about the settings, characters and the plot.
This retelling is to be in their own words and should include the parts of the story that they have chosen to be important.
Their story can either be written onto one of the uploaded writing frames or into their Literacy Classwork Book.
Children, send us a picture or a video of you and your story once it is complete :)
As an extension activity, children can choose to use the uploaded book template to write their story into. The template can be printed out or children can make their own version using paper.
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 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!