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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)

Revision of Book 5


There is no new spelling list for this week but instead revision from Phonics Homework Book 5

Practice of tricky spellings should continue to be written down.

These may be spellings that you have found difficult to remember in your Friday Check-ups. 

Have a look back and see which ones they might be.

You might like to complete similar activities to those contained in the Phonics Classwork Book 5.



Monday       - read through the word lists from your booklet. Note down any tricky ones.

Tuesday      - make your own 'See-it-Right' activity with your tricky words.

Wednesday - create a Scaffolded Text using the tricky words which you have identified.

Thursday     - write out a few sentences, using as many of your tricky words as you can in each.
Friday          - test spellings by asking a few from each week and from each column that you learn.


*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 - brother/sister/your/very                     (pg 53)

Tue  - first/last/so/next                                 (pg 54)

Wed - took/good/may/help                          (pg 55)

Thur - school/home/time/half                       (pg 56)


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 141-144

Handwriting (Mon and Fri)


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

Pg 55 - Pancake Poem (see format page below)

Pg 54 - Menu


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 11: 'In the Rue Bel Tesoro

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)


As we are revising spellings from Phonics Book 5 , we do not have a new spelling activity.

Take some time to complete some of the suggested activities such as the spelling sentences, see-it-right, scaffolded text etc.

Grammar (Wed)


Weekly Grammar (new learning - Wed)




These words are homophones - one sound/different spellings/different meanings.  


there    - in a place

their     - belonging to them

they're - a type on contraction that we had looked at last week. they + are = they're


Look at the PowerPoint below which explains these words and how to use them.


Then have a go at the activity cards and the worksheet.

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

Writing (Thur)


Letters, Poems, Recipes, Games and Traditional Tales


Over the past couple of months you have been asked to write letters, poems, stories, recipes and instructions.

Please use this week to catch up with any activities that you haven't had the chance to complete.  Look again at the resources from each week to help jog your memory and give you some ideas. 


It would be lovely to get at least one piece of writing, from the past 10 weeks, from each of you! 


For those of you who have completed all the activities each week, thank you and well done! 

You can have a well-earned rest this week or do some other writing just for fun! 

Maybe you would like to have a go at a Summer haiku poem - there weren't too many of you that tackled that challenge!!!


Looking forward to seeing your name appear in our email inboxes!

Zac's Jaffa Cakes

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Take a look below to read Joshua's epic Traditional Tale... you'll be on the edge of your seat!