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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. 


Many Thanks, 

S. Black and L. Neill 

Daily Grammar (Daily)

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.

Phonics (Daily)

This week:

G1 – s (s/ce/ss/se)

G2 – dr/fr

G3 – en 


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


*See Spelling Guidance Sheet for more information* 

High Frequency Words (Daily)

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:

Group 1:




Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check (end of booklet 1) 


Group 2:

Session 8

(can’t, door, first, got, help, jump, little, more, off) 


This Week: 

Complete page 22 – Tricky Letter Shapes 1  


Ensure writing is neat and on the line. 

Does your handwriting look the same as the example?

Try your best!  


Handwriting Tips:

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 


This Week: 

Our Trees and Forests 


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. 


Please remember:

  • Capital letters at the beginning of each sentence
  • Full stops at the end of each sentence 
  • Finger spaces between words
  • To check your work – have you left anything out? Does your sentence make sense? 



Speech Revision 

This week will be a revision activity combining speech marks and speech bubbles. 

Hopefully your child has coped well with the concept of direct speech and therefore this should be an activity that they can complete independently. 

If you want to read over the speech PowerPoints again, they are still available on the site.  



(can be printed and completed or can be written into purple Literacy Classwork Books)

Part 1 

Add speech marks to the paragraph. 

Ask your child to identify the direct speech. Once identified, remind them about including all punctuation within the speech marks. 

Part 2

Ask your child to create a short conversation between the three animals and write each part of the dialogue in the speech bubbles. 

Part 3

Now, to consolidate their understanding, children should rewrite the speech bubble conversation into a paragraph containing speech marks. 

Independent/Creative Writing

Statements to Questions


Your child will be familiar with the structure of both statements and questions. 

This week we are asking them to think about the formation of questions in response to a given statement. 

Remind your child of the importance of using punctuation at the end of any sentence. 



Read through the PowerPoint with your child and discuss the different types of sentences. Ask your child to give you an example of each.



(can be printed and completed or can be written into purple Literacy Classwork Books)


Page 1 

Read over the six question words with your child. Remind them that they should use each word only once when posing their question. 

Read each statement in turn and encourage them to think about what the question would have been. 



Who wore a blue hat? 

Jack wore a blue hat. 


Page 2

Now, ask your child to create a question and a matching statement based around the suggestion given in each box. Encourage them to, again, use each question word only once. 

Once completed, ask your child to check their own work for capital letters, correct use of punctuation and for meaning (does their work make sense?). 


Children, why don’t you email your teacher a question and see if they can answer it! 

(Don’t make it too tricky!!  )  


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 

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!