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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 – ll/le

G2 – tr/tw

G3 – et 


*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:




Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check 


Group 2:

Session 10

(again, how, lived, more, old, people, seen, some, there) 


This Week: 

Complete page 24 – Copying a message   


This week we are putting our practise into action and coping a piece of text in our neatest formation. Good luck!!



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 

5. Try your best!


This Week: 

A Butterfly Lifecyle 


Our comprehension is a little bit different this week. To fit in with our work on World Environment Day we will be reading about the different stages in the Lifecyle of a butterfly. 

This maybe a little tricker as there are some words you won’t have seen before; ask an adult to help you to read them. 

There are also some fun butterfly activities to complete afterwards, if you wish. 


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? 


Grammatical Agreement 

This week we will be revising grammatical agreement. This is an area in which children often make the most mistakes. We will be revising subject/verb and pronoun agreement.


Read through the first PowerPoint on subject/verb agreement and ask your child to identify the verb and the subject it is referring to.

E.G. The cat drank the milk.

Drank is the verb

The cat is the subject


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

Part 1 

Read carefully through each sentence. Look at the verb options beside the question and decide which one is correct. Read the sentence aloud, using both verbs, to check. 

Part 2

Read through the incorrect sentence to find the error. Correct the mistake and rewrite the sentence correctly on the line beside. 

Part 3 

Formulate a sentence using the verb in brackets. Think carefully about if your chosen subject is singular or plural as this may affect verb agreement. 


Pronoun Agreement 


Read through the Pronouns PowerPoint with your child. Remind them, if necessary, that a pronoun goes in place of a noun, making sentence writing less repetitive.  


Part 4 

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence, again, thinking carefully about the subject of the sentence. Read the sentence aloud inserting each pronoun in turn to check which is correct. 


Independent/Creative Writing

Nonsense Poems 


We are going to have a go, this week, at using creative writing skills to create nonsense poems. Nonsense poems help to develop children’s awareness of rhyming words and structures in a fun and engaging way. 



‘An Alphabet’ by Edward Lear is our basis for this writing activity. Read through the PowerPoint of the poem with your child taking it in turns to read a verse each. The nonsense words may not be familiar to them (or anyone!) but they should be able to decode them based on the rhyming pattern used.  



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

Children are being asked to write their own version of Lear’s poem using the first four verses (if they are enjoying this piece of writing, feel free to encourage them to extend the number of verses they are writing). 

Each verse of the poem should include a subject based on the corresponding letter of the alphabet. 

Use the planning sheet to think of a few different subjects which could be used for each letter. Then, in the box below, write some nonsense words which follow a particular rhyming structure. Read again through the poem if your child is struggling to think of rhyming patterns.  



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

Once the planning is complete, children should choose their preferred subject for each letter and begin to write their nonsense poem onto the template provided. 


Children, ask an adult to record a video of you reciting your poem and send it to your teacher 


Please note, planning and writing do not need to be completed all in the one day.   


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!