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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 – r (r/rr)

G2 – gr/pr

G3 – eg 

 

*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

 

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:

Can you remember?

eleven

twelve 

thirteen 

 

Group 2:

Session 9

(make, could, do, night, her, love, but, good, one) 

 

Handwriting

This Week: 

Complete page 23 – Tricky Letter Shapes 2  

 

Ensure writing is neat and on the line. 

Does your handwriting look the same as the example?

Try your best! yes

 

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 

Comprehension

This Week: 

Other Buildings I See 

 

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? 

Grammar

Nouns

This week we will be revising nouns; focusing particularly on identification and use of nouns.  This should be a term which is familiar to your child and they should be able to explain it to you. 

 

PowerPoint

Read through and discuss the Nouns PowerPoint with you child; reinforcing the fact that a noun is a naming word: it tells or gives the name of a person, place or thing.

Remind your child that a Proper Noun is the specific name given to a person, place or thing and must always start with a capital letter (January, Maghaberry, Mr Gault etc)  

We have uploaded noun information posters which explain the different types of nouns that your children will be familiar with – talk through these with your child. 

 

Noun Hunt

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

Next, take your child on a Noun Hunt.

Use the ‘Noun Hunt’ framework and either go out for a family walk or allow your child to explore your home and write down the nouns that they find into the columns ‘Person’, ‘Place’ or ‘Thing’. Children should then choose a selection of these nouns and put them into sentences using the attached format. 

Children, take a picture of you/your family while on your Noun Hunt and send it to your teacher :)

Worksheet

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

There are 4 sheets uploaded which all take the same format. We will leave it to you to decide how many you would like to do. If you feel your child has a sound understanding, completing 2 pages will be sufficient. If they need a little more reinforcement have a go at one sheet per day and see how they get on. 

Part 1 

Circle the noun in each sentence. These sentences are simple and could be completed independently. 

Part 2

Choose the appropriate noun to complete the sentence. Encourage your child to do this independently and to check their work for meaning. 

Write an independent sentence and circle the nouns used. Remember, a proper sentence must contain a verb (doing/action word). 

 

Independent/Creative Writing

Changing Nouns

 

Now that your child is secure with what a noun is, it’s time for them to apply this knowledge by recognising common nouns and then substituting them with synonyms.  

 

Worksheet

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

Part 1

Read through each sentence and circle the noun. 

Now, think of a noun to replace the one you have circled. If the noun circled is a place, your own choice noun must also be a place. 

Read your sentence aloud to an adult when you are finished and ask them to check it. 

 

Part 2 

 

This time ask your child to think of a sentence independently. They must now replace any nouns used with similar ones which will still make sense. Children can use multiple nouns in each sentence if they wish. 

 

Children's Writing Checklist:

  • capital letters
  • punctuation 
  • handwriting/finger spaces
  • word order
  • ​​​​​​​does your sentence make sense? 

Reading

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.

 

Libby

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.

https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/ 

 

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.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/reading 

 

Starfall 

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. 

https://teach.starfall.com/lv/resources#projectables 

 

myON

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! 

https://readon.myon.co.uk 

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