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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). 


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.


Thank you,

Miss L. Neill and Mrs R. Millar

Reading (daily)

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.

Oxford Owl


As a parent, you can sign up for access to over 100 free online books. 

Phonics (daily)

Silent Letters


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 silent letters that you can see.

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 silent letters.

Thursday     - complete the Dictation activity using the sentences below:

                      1.  We like to listen to the choir singing. 

                      2.  Follow the sign to find the lambs.  

                      3.  I took the butter from the wrapper and used a knife to cut it. 

                      4.  My favourite character from the book whistles a tune while eating a biscuit. 

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 - were/where/when/what                     (pg 49)

Tue  - there/their/than/that                          (pg 50)

Wed - to/two/too/people                              (pg 51)

Thur - live/lived/call/called                           (pg 52)


Take care to read and follow all the instructions on the page.

Grammar (daily)

Daily Grammar (revision - daily)

These activities are contained within the Daily Grammar Activity Book 2.


This week complete Day 137-140

Handwriting (Mon and Fri)


These are contained within the Revision Booklet that we started last week.

Pg 53 - rev of four joins (animal words)

Pg 54 - rev of four joins (family words)


Take care to trace the letters carefully, with a sharp pencil!

Use the lines to size your letters correctly.

Look at your finished it like the writing/joins in the book?

You can do it!

Comprehension (Mon)

These activities are contained within the P4 Comprehension Activities Booklet


Unit 10: 'A Small Dragon

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 words all contain silent letters.

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.

Grammar (Wed)


Weekly Grammar (new learning - Wed)




A contraction is where two words come together to make one word.  

One or more letters are then dropped and an apostrophe is put in the place of the missing letter/s.

The most common contractions use the 'not' words but others may use 'will' and 'have' etc.


Look at the PowerPoint below which explains clearly what contractions are and how to use them.


Have a go at matching up the contraction pairs and then complete the 'contractions' worksheet below.


(You can either print it out or write the answers into your Literacy Classwork book, if that's easier.) 

Writing (Thur)




Last week we asked you to have a think about a recipe that you would like to share with others. (savoury or sweet/cooked or non-cooked)


Look again at the resources below which should have given you some ideas. 


This week we would like you to write up your recipe.  You could use the format below or one of your own. You might even like to make a PowerPoint presentation, with pictures or photos, like some of the ones below. 


We are looking forward to sharing your recipes and trying some of them out so please make sure they are simple to follow and produce something lovely to eat at the end of it!


Happy cooking! smiley

Sophie has done a super job with her yummy pizza recipe.

Riley has made a fantastic PowerPoint presentation showing how to make his delicious chocolate cake.

Jack shows that making smoothies is great fun and very refreshing too!

Riley's video.MOV

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