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.
L. Neill and R. Millar
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 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.
As a parent, you can sign up for access to over 100 free online books.
The 'j' sound
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 /j/dge/ 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 /j/dge/ sound
Thursday - complete the Dictation activity using the sentences below:
1. Jack and Jill like eating jelly. (col 1)
2. The loud jazz music made him jump. (col 1)
3. The actor stepped onto the huge stage. (col 2)
4. I joined in with my friends to play a game of dodgeball. (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 - there/their (pg 37)
Tue - to/too/two (pg 38)
Wed - revision page (pg 39)
Thur - brother/sister (pg 40)
Take care to read and follow all the instructions on the page.
Daily Grammar (revision - daily)
These activities are contained within the Daily Grammar Activity Book 2.
This week complete Day 125-128
Handwriting (Mon and Fri)
These are contained within the Revision Booklet that we started last week.
Pg 47 - capital letters - poster
Pg 48 - rev of four joins
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!
These activities are contained within the P4 Comprehension Activities Booklet
Unit 7: 'Oceans Alive'
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 /j/.
These activities are similar to those 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.
Weekly Grammar (new learning - Wed)
Look at the PowerPoint below that explains clearly what direct speech is and how to use it.
Have a go at the examples and the quiz questions to see if you understand what to do.
Then complete the 'speech marks' worksheet.
(You can either print it out or write the answers into your Literacy Classwork book, if that's easier.)
This week, after all your writing in previous weeks, we thought we would do something a little bit different. If you are anything like the children we know, you may be getting a little bit bored of the same old games that you have been playing over the past few months. So....wouldn't it be lovely to find a new games to play?
This is your challenge!
This week we would like you to think of a brand new game that you know some of your friends would enjoy. It can be an inside game, a board game, a garden game, a literacy game, a numeracy game, a mystery game, a dare game (within reason!), a skills game...whatever you can think of.
Here are a few things to keep in mind while you are planning:
1. How many people can play your game?
2. What items are needed? (try to use things that you know most people will have at home)
3. What are the rules of the game?
4. How do you win the game?
5. How long should it take to play your game?
6. What is your game going to be called?
Take this week to have a really good think about this task and try out lots of different ideas.
Next week you are going to write a set of instructions to go with your game.
Then we can share your new game with your friends on the website for them to have a go!
We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Well? How did you get on? We are looking forward to reading your traditional tales and then sharing them with the rest of the class. Maybe a few 'new' traditional tales will be born! Come on....get emailing!!!!!!
Click on the link below to read some fantastic new tales, hot off the press!