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The sound for the week is  / s /.  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. Please keep your voice down in the office.

2. The clown had to cycle around the circus seventy times.

3. We had a useless lesson on shapes, including the circle and the cylinder.

4. There was a contest to race to the castle on top of the icy summit.


Friday   - Friday check-up

Spelling Activity

This weeks spelling activity all about the / s / sound and the various representations.

Watch the /s / sound PowerPoint.

Then complete the activity below into your Literacy Book.

Remember date, title and WALT.  

WALT: use / s / 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!

Daily Grammar 

The grammar activities will be continuing this week.  

This week you should complete days 117 - 120 (Monday - Thursday)


This week we will be looking at using hyphens.  The hyphen links two words together to make a phrase.  

Write out the sentences in your Literacy book.

Please remember how we set out our work.

Date and Title

WALT : understand the use of hyphens

Skip a line

Use joined handwriting 



This comprehension this week will be Wonderwall

Remember -

  • read the passage
  • read it again
  • highlight any words you don't know (that's any word you couldn't explain to another person if they asked)
  • read the questions 
  • circle the correct answer