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.
Miss L. Neill and Mrs 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 's' 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 /s/ce/ 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 /s/ce/ sound
Thursday - complete the Dictation activity using the sentences below:
1. The roads through the city were icy.
2. These mice are all over the place.
3. I used a pencil to draw a circle inside a square.
4. The princess loved science, cylinders and watching movies in the cinema.
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 - took/good (pg 45)
Tue - revision page (pg 46)
Wed - would/could/should/because (pg 47)
Thur - push/pull/don't/can't (pg 48)
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 133-136
Handwriting (Mon and Fri)
These are contained within the Revision Booklet that we started last week.
Pg 51 - rev of four joins
Pg 52 - 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 9: 'On the Move'
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 /s/ (s/ce)
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)
*2nd and 3rd Person Pronouns*
Again, this may sound complicated but it's really not!
A pronoun takes the place of a noun in a sentence.
Last week we used 1st person pronouns like 'me', 'I', 'we' and 'us' to talk about ourselves and others.
2nd person pronouns are the words 'you', 'your' or 'yourself' which we use when talking about others.
3rd person pronouns are the words 'he', 'she', 'it' or 'they' which we use when talking about others.
Look at the PowerPoint below which explains clearly what 1st, 2nd and 3rd person pronouns are and how to use them.
Then complete the '2nd & 3rd Person Pronouns' worksheet below.
(You can either print it out or write the answers into your Literacy Classwork book, if that's easier.)
Last week - Games
How did you get on with your challenge? Did you come up with a game that you think your friends will enjoy playing? Please send us your ideas to share with the other P4s. We can't wait to see what you've created!
This week - Recipes
So...we've been hearing about all sorts of fantastic baking and cooking going on during Lockdown and we thought it would be a good idea to look at the format of writing recipes for others to follow.
This week have a think about a recipe that you would like to share with others. It can be savoury (something you would have for your dinner) or sweet (something you might have for a treat).
Look at the resources below which should give you some ideas. Research the ingredients you might need and the method used for making it. It can be something you have to cook (with adult supervision, of course) or something which doesn't require any cooking at all - your choice.
Next week you can write up your recipe using an appropriate format or you might even want to make a PowerPoint presentation, with pictures or photos, like some of the ones below.
Have fun testing out your ideas. We will be looking forward to trying out some of your recipes so please make sure they are simple to follow and produce something lovely to eat at the end of it!