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Remember to keep logging on and completing quizzes to reach your targets. The end of this marking period will be 30th June so, a few more weeks to go...make them count! 


For any P5s who haven't logged on in a while, please don't give up!  Try to read a book and complete a quiz before the end of the year. If you have forgotten your username or password, email us and we will get it sorted for you.


*Last week of new spellings!*

The sound for the week is  'shun'.  This can be represented in a variety of ways which you will find out when you complete the word sort!


The spelling list for the week is in the Phonic Activity Homework Book 4.  

We have a well established routine for phonics work in Primary 5.  The try page, wordsort and sentences should be completed as normal. 


The Phonic Activity Classwork Book 4  contains the activities we complete in the mornings and again follow a well established routine which your child should be comfortable with. 


Monday      - read through the spelling list and complete the wordsort grid 

Tuesday     - complete the "See- it-Right" activity. A picture, a sentence or a definition will show understanding of the word.

Wednesday - highlight any of our spelling sounds that appear in the Scaffolded Text

Thursday     - Dictation sentences 

(Read these out to your child, they repeat the sentence back and then write it down on the dictation page)

1. Dictation with fiction sentences is part of my Literacy education.

2. It was difficult to keep my attention during the long session about nonfiction texts.

3. The pupil had some confusion over the work on division of fractions!

4. If the ship didn't change position and direction, there would be a collision.


Friday         - Friday check-up

Spelling Work 

This weeks spelling activity all about the 'shun' sound and the various representations.

Complete the activity below into your Literacy Book.

Remember date, title and WALT.  

WALT: use 'shun' representation in words


We are going to continue to complete one page per week in our handwriting books.  If you have misplaced, lost or finished the booklet then just choose a poem or a paragraph from a book and write that on a plain page.  You have learnt all the joins and now it's just practice and muscle building in order to perfect a beautiful (or just legible!) handwriting style.


By now your handwriting should be becoming much more natural and fluid and you should be completing all your Literacy work using the correct letter formation and joins. 

If you have any examples of really good and improved handwriting we'd love to see it!

Daily Grammar 

The grammar activities will be continuing this week.  

This week you should complete days 133 - 136 (Monday - Thursday)


*It has come to our attention that some Daily Grammar books may have run out while others go up to Day 150 and then revision pages?! 

If this applies to you, the booklet for up to day 150 and revision pages is ready to collect at the front door again over the course of this week (9-4:30pm) 

Thank you!


We are going to look over some of the work this year.  

Look at the Check-Up below and try your best to complete it accurately.

The answers are at the end of the test and the PowerPoint goes through the test answers giving more explanation.


(Have a quick look at the two posters below.  These are two new concepts.  Use the poster information for these when completing the Check-Up)



This comprehension this week will be 'Platypus'

Remember -

  • read the passage
  • read it again
  • highlight any words you don't know (that's any word you couldn't explain to another person if they asked)
  • read the questions 
  • circle the correct answer

Writing Activity 

How did you get on with the task last week?  You had to...


Think of someone you have missed and write a letter telling them all about your experiences of lockdown.  Remember to tell them how school life has changed and how your house has adapted to the changes. Include any funny stories and anything you have found difficult or have enjoyed. 


Think of someone who you would like to thank.  Someone who has helped throughout the lockdown. Write a Thank You letter letting them know how much you appreciate them.  It doesn't have to be someone you know - it could be a group of people or an organisation. 


Write to someone who may need cheering up due to being isolated or lonely.  This could be a neighbour, a care home resident or a family member.  Think of all the cheerful and positive things lockdown has brought and include them in your letter. 


We are going to extend this task for a further week and hopefully by then we will have a few more people who will have had the chance to complete it! If you would like to share your work with the rest of the P5s, then please send us a copy via email and we will post it next week.


Watch the PowerPoint below to help you set out your letter.  This is a great way to show off the work you have been putting into your handwriting over the past number of weeks.  Receiving a handwritten letter is a lovely treat and has become something very unusual so, now is a great time to revive this skill.  


We have included various types of lined paper, if you wish to choose the one you like best, or you could use your own paper.

There are more page formats, if you wish, on Week 10 P5 Literacy page.