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 'ch' 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 /ch'tch/ 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 /ch/tch/ sound
Thursday - complete the Dictation activity using the sentences below:
1. I like to chat with my chum on the bench at lunch time. (col 1)
2. Would you please check the size of the arch? (col 1)
3. Which hutch will we put the rabbit into when we catch it? (col 2)
4. Charlie ate some chocolate in the kitchen while he had the chance. (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 - laugh/who (pg 41)
Tue - revision page (pg 42)
Wed - so/next (pg 43)
Thur - some/many (pg 44)
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 129-132
Handwriting (Mon and Fri)
These are contained within the Revision Booklet that we started last week.
Pg 49 - rev of four joins
Pg 50 - 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 8: 'An Ant's Nest'
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 /ch/tch/.
These activities are 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)
*1st Person Pronouns*
Sounds complicated but it's really not - don't panic!
It's just using the words 'I' or 'me' when talking about yourself and using the words 'we' or 'us' when talking about yourself and others.
Look at the PowerPoint below which explains clearly what a 1st person (and 2nd and 3rd) pronoun is and how to use it.
Then complete the '1st person pronoun' worksheet below.
(You can either print it out or write the answers into your Literacy Classwork book, if that's easier.)
How did you get on with your challenge from last week?
Remember you had to think of a brand new game that you know some of your friends would enjoy. It could have been 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 could come up with.
Here were a few things we asked you to keep in mind while you were 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?
So... this week you are now 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!
Looking forward so much to seeing what you come up with!
Please take a look back at the bottom of last week's (Week 7) Literacy page to read a few of the fantastic new tales that your classmates have written. They are really super and if you have one, please send it to us and we will add it to the section.